Be part of the second New Zealand Syrah Symposium in Hawke’s Bay, to examine, taste and determine what makes great international Syrah. Syrah is well positioned as an ultra premium variety, appealing to consumers and trade alike and will be a vital part of New Zealand’s continuing international success. Key speakers from around the world will present wines and commentary on the Rhône, Australia and international markets alongside New Zealand’s best. Viticulture, winemaking and research results will be included in the programme making this the foremost Syrah event for New Zealand producers, international media and trade. www.syrahsymposium.co.nz
Nelson Aromatics Symposium 2010 promises to be a memorable occasion. Flowing on from Pinot Noir 2010 in Wellington, the symposium will once again be held in the tiny village of Upper Moutere in the heart of Nelson’s picturesque Moutere Hills wine country. 150 delegates, largely international and New Zealand wine press and trade, plus a sprinkling of winemakers, will join Mosel superstar Ernst Loosen (Dr Loosen Estate) and other commentators in an exploration of the beauty and balance of Riesling and Gewürztraminer from around the world. Come and experience great wines and stimulating discussion. Ernst will also join with local winemakers in a technical workshop the following morning. The Symposium takes place on Saturday 6th February 2010 and is flanked by dinners featuring Nelson’s exceptional regional produce and wines. Places are limited and likely to sell out quickly.