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Media Release – Second Family Wine Tutorial Announced

After a terrific response to the first tutorial, the Family announce a second tutorial for next year. It will take place August 4-6, 2019, at Family winery Villa Maria’s Auckland estate. The purpose of wine tutorial is to pass on first-hand knowledge and the mantle of excellence to the next generation of industry leaders taking […]

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Application Information – Wine Tutorial 2019

The tutorial is open globally to those working with New Zealand wine, in the areas of sommelier, retailer, wine trade or educator.  The determining force for selection is the applicant’s potential and desire to make a difference; to contribute meaningfully to a fruitful future for the New Zealand wine industry. There are just twelve places […]

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Dux & MW Award of 2018 Wine Tutorial Announced

 “The Family are very proud to have hosted our most ambitious educational event yet.  To support a vibrant future for New Zealand wine and its next generation of industry leaders, the tutorial has created twelve passionate ambassadors for New Zealand wine.” Family Chair Paul Donaldson. The family are thrilled to have hosted such an engaged […]

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Wines of the Tutorial 2018

  Champagne & Sparkling workshop – Monday 16th July 1 Schramsberg, Blanc de Noirs 2011 California 2 Taittinger, Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2006 Champagne 3 Palliser Estate, Methode Traditionelle 2010 Martinborough 4 Albert Mann, Crémant d’Alsace 2015 Alsace 5 Charles Heidsieck, Brut Reserve NV Champagne 6 Charles Heidsieck, Blanc des Millenaires 1995 Champagne […]

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