World Famous Wine Critic Jancis Robinson Announced for Pinot Noir NZ 2017

World Famous Wine Critic Jancis Robinson Announced for Pinot Noir NZ 2017


The world’s most influential wine commentator Jancis Robinson, OBE, MW, is heading New Zealand for Pinot Noir NZ 2017.

Bringing Ms Robinson to New Zealand, with her world leading reputation as one of the most authoritative wine critics and writers, is seen as a major coup for the country’s Pinot Noir producers. It is the biggest international wine conference held in the southern hemisphere.

Ms Robinson is the first in a leading line-up of 15 guest speakers to be announced for the highly anticipated three-day event being held on Wellington’s waterfront from 31st January 2017.

Speaking from her base in London, Ms Robinson said New Zealand seems to be making better and more intricate and expressive Pinot every year.

“I’m really looking forward to getting to grips with how New Zealand’s different regions now express themselves through Pinot Noir,” she said.

Pinot Noir NZ 2017 chair Ben Glover said Ms Robinson was internationally renowned as the most powerful woman in the wine world and definitely added x-factor to what he promises will be an amazing event for both the wine industry and the public.

“As an opinion leader, Jancis has built an international reputation as a highly respected, disciplined and professional wine critic and writer, who is always open to new ideas and discussion.

“She is a dynamic injection to Pinot Noir NZ 2017 and will get us all energized and thinking about where we are now, how we have evolved and where we see our potential as we embark on a fantastic future,” he said.

“New Zealand Pinot Noir has reached an exciting era and we need to tell our story to the world” said Mr Glover.

Held every four years, Pinot Noir NZ 2017 will be, without question, the place to be in the wine world at that time. At the event over 100 producers from New Zealand’s diverse Pinot producing regions will come together to showcase over 300 wines. It attracts some of the greatest international minds on the subject of Pinot Noir.