THE FRUIT OF KNOWLEDGE

Photo left to right: Timothy Evill of Lawson’s Dry Hills, Paul Donaldson of Pegasus Bay, Annie Millton of Millton Vineyards, Stephan Walliser of Fromm Winery, Karen Fistonich of Villa Maria, Judy Finn of Neudorf Vineyards, Clive Weston of Nautilus Estate, Aaron Drummond of Craggy Range, Pip Goodwin of Palliser Estate, Blair Walter of Felton Road, Helen Masters of Ata Rangi and Paul Brajkovich of Kumeu River.

The Family of Twelve has announced a third wine tutorial. Drawing from some of New Zealand’s most distinguished wineries, the Family of Twelve are offering guests a must-attend event for the wine industry. The first two tutorials were attended by the best wine professionals from Australia and New Zealand and were met with praise.

Taking place in early August 2020, the tutorial will be aptly located amongst the vines of Marlborough. “The first two tutorials have given the Family not just enormous pride but the strong sense that we’ve created true momentum, forging an institution with a life of its own,” said Famil Chair, Paul Donaldson. “The articulate and very networked bunch the ambassadors created at the first two tutorials are spreading the word among their peers. We’re very encouraged by the interest and buzz within the sommelier and education circles and expect another superb field of applications for the 2020 tutorial.”

“The Family of Twelve Wine Tutorial is an incredible couple of days benchmarking the best New Zealand wines against the best of the world,” said Melissa Moore, Australia’s Merivale Group head sommelier team.