Pinot Noir NZ announces impressive culinary programme


With just 60 days until one of New Zealand’s most significant wine events – Pinot Noir NZ 2017, the lid has been lifted on an all-star line-up of New Zealand chefs putting food on the table alongside world class wines.

Al Brown, Graham Brown and Josh Emett will join Pinot Noir NZ’s culinary director – Wellington food legend Ruth Pretty MNZM.

Al Brown – the restaurateur behind Auckland eateries Depot and Federal Delicatessen, as well as the Montreal-style bagel factories Best Ugly Bagels, is guest chef on day one.

Graham Brown, guest chef for day two, is a huge food talent and one of the country’s top culinary ambassadors, having cooked for royalty and celebrities across the globe.

Guest chef on day three, Josh Emett, worked for Gordon Ramsay for over 10 years, and has judged Masterchef New Zealand since its start in 2011. He has a number of restaurants around the country; Rātā in Queenstown, Ostro in Britomart,  Auckland, and Madam Woo in Queenstown and Hamilton.

Ruth Pretty has been culinary director for Pinot Noir NZ since 2001, is a catering genius for crowds of any size, and has a terrific understanding of what it takes to create great food for Pinot lovers.

“An important part of this Pinot celebration has always been what happens after 5pm,” said chair Ben Glover. We’re really excited to be bringing some of New Zealand’s culinary heavyweights to the table, to deliver a gastronomic spark to Pinot Noir 2017.  It’s a wonderful opportunity to showcase the very best in New Zealand food, along with our wines, to our guests from around the world”.

The event, which takes over the Wellington waterfront from 31st January to 2nd February next year has fast become one of the best Pinot Noir events on the planet. Each of the three days has a theme which will also be reflected in the food; Embrace-Explore-Evolve.

Registrations for Pinot Noir NZ 2017 have been unprecedented, with tickets nearly sold out. They can be booked here 



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