Culinary & Social Programme


At Pinot 2021 you’ll be treated to an exciting culinary and social programme, woven into the themes of Place. Care. Kinship. Connection.


The programme is being orchestrated by Culinary Director and much-loved Christchurch caterer Katie Duncan, who together with a number of leading kiwi chefs, will be putting food on the table alongside world class New Zealand wines.


Expect to be well fed and watered with morning tea, lunch and dinner across each of the three days provided. Lunches will of course be matched with a considered selection of New Zealand wine, and in true kiwi style, you can expect three nights of high-octane social interaction.


This will kick off with the Opening Night Party at the Christchurch Art Gallery, moving to an outdoor gathering on the second night, and finishing with a very special wind-up Banquet at Te Paē on Night Three.


All food and beverages are included in your ticket price. The preliminary Culinary Programme is as follows:


DAY 1 – Aotearoa, this is us

Lunch – Whānau lunch

Lunch in family style, inspired by sitting with seasonal workers around a big table and enjoying vineyard life – shared platters, fresh, seasonal and straight from the farm.

Evening – The Hoolie

Kiwis love a wild party – The Hoolie is in Christchurch’s home of art and will feature various food stations, local players, wine and music for a good ol’ knees up.


DAY 2 – KINSHIP – what binds us

Lunch – Community

A time to sit and muse about our community – community gardens, suppliers and ecosystems and how they all come together to feed us.

Dinner – Ancestry

Celebrating our shared history and our shared future with fire, hands in the dirt and animals on the spit.  A chance to explore another part of Christchurch.


DAY 3 – CONNECT – let’s get real

 Lunch – Bounty

The bounty of Te Waipounamu (the South Island) is among the best in the world.  For our last lunch, we have selected our greatest natural gifts to share with you for a truly splendid bounty.

Dinner – Feast

A shared feast – break bread together, make meaningful and lasting connections and FEAST for a final night that ends as a dinner party among friends.