Enjoy our exclusive, tailor-made Culinary Series Events which attract some of the top food and wine writers from around New Zealand and Australia. Extend your repertoire of fine wines or truly experience the award winning food pairings crafted by our Executive Chef, Corey Hume. 
 Indulge in some of the best cuisine and wine New Zealand has to offer, while taking part in thought-provoking conversation surrounding viticulture, local produce and the wine industry.
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An evening showcasing the crème de la crème of Felton Road & True South Dining Room

Friday 21st August, 2020
6.30pm

Hosted by The Rees’ chief executive, Mark Rose and Felton Road’s chief winemaker, Blair Walter.

This evening is one not to be missed, with guests savouring mouth-watering meals from a bespoke menu designed by Corey Hume, while enjoying the crème de la crème of Felton Road. Labelled a ‘star producer’ by The Times, Felton Road’s vineyards are managed organically and biodynamically, generating some of Central Otago’s most prestigious Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Riesling whites. The wineries are led by owner Nigel Greening and winemaker Blair Walter, whose extensive knowledge and devotion to quality winemaking helped earn Felton Road 9th place in ‘The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands 2018’ by Drinks International.

The Rees Hotel’s Felton Road residential package - $332.50 per person*

Inclusions:
  • One night’s stay in Executive Lake View Hotel Room
  • Two tickets to dinner
  • Breakfast for two included in room rate
  • Late check-out of 12pm midday

Additional ‘Bed and Breakfast’ nights of $395.00 PER NIGHT 

*All prices given are in NZD, subject to availability and GST inclusive. Minimum 2 persons per package.

5 wines + 5 courses (Includes a welcome drink and canapes)

Dinner Ticket only price - $135.00 per person

To book tickets for any of the above winemakers’ dinners, please email events@therees.co.nz or book your ticket here.

The best of Billecart-Salmon Champagne and Mountford Estate Wines.

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Friday 23rd October, 2020
6.30pm

A collaboration brought to you by Dhall and Nash Fine Wines and The Rees Hotel, Queenstown.

Enjoy a delicious four course dinner hand-crafted by executive chef Corey Hume perfectly paired with the best of Billecart-Salmon champagne and Mountford Estate wines.   

Located in the heart of Champagne near the charming village of Mareuil-sur-Aÿ in France, the House of Billecart-Salmon has upheld a value of excellence since it began in 1818. As producers in the very best of champenois tradition of “Grand Cru”, it comes as no surprise that Billecart-Salmon has been a sponsor of the Grammy Awards.

Another creator of superb wines, Mountford Estate, is a boutique vineyard and winery in the picturesque Waipara region in North Canterbury on New Zealand’s South Island. It grows on land dubbed ‘The Golden Mile’ where a high amount of heat and light combine with the soil make-up of clay on top of marl with active limestone deposits. They use biodynamic methods in the vineyard; all the way from when a young vine is placed into the earth right through to the winemaking practices.

The Rees Hotel’s Billecart-Salmon and Mountford Estate residential package - $325.00 per person.

Inclusions:

  • One night’s stay in Executive Lake View Hotel Room
  • Two tickets to dinner 
  • Breakfast for two included in room rate
  • Late check-out of 12pm midday

Additional ‘Bed and Breakfast’ nights of $350.00 PER NIGHT

5 wines +  5 courses (Includes a welcome drink and canapes)

Dinner Ticket only price - $150.00 per person

To book tickets for any of the above winemakers’ dinners, please email events@therees.co.nz or book your ticket here.

Billecart-Salmon Champagne's 200th birthday in 2018