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.


Upcoming Events - Save the Date (Full details coming soon)


Friday 21st May 2021 - Dhall and Nash Fine Wines Collaboration Dinner  

Friday 25th June 2021 - Dry River Wines Winemakers Dinner  Click here to book or email events@therees.co.nz 

Friday 30th July 2021 - Greywacke Winemakers Dinner

Friday 17th September 2021 - The Cardrona Distillery Dinner

Friday 29th October 2021 - Dhall and Nash Fine Wines Collaboration Dinner 

Friday 26th November 2021 - Taittinger Champagne Winemakers Dinner with Vintners 


For more details, please email our Events Team via events@therees.co.nz 

Featuring André Clouet and Collaboration Wines by Dhall & Nash and paired with a culinary journey crafted by award winning chef, Corey Hume

About this Event

Hosted by The Rees Hotel, Queenstown's Wine Director, Mark Rose & Dhall & Nash's, Puneet Dhall with food pairings by award winning Executive Chef, Corey Hume.


You will enjoy 5 courses and 6 wines with a Welcome Drink and Canapes included.

Puneet Dhall presents Grower Champagne André Clouet and Collaboration Wines alongside one of the most talented winemakers from Hawke’s Bay this millennium, Julianne Brogden, in a 5 course degustation paired by Executive Chef Corey Hume. Includes welcome drink and canapes.

It took the Clouet family more than two centuries and several generations to build up their collection of vineyards, the divine old masters of the House in Bouzy. André Clouet’s descendants took over his estate, ensuring that it remained in the family. The team working to perpetuate the House of André Clouet is inspired above all by the desire to preserve the personality of the champagnes. Growing up, Jean-François Clouet, the current Clouet at the helm, thought the wine tanks were steel giants protecting the wine. He called them his heroes, and as such, each individual one has a name. Superman, Zeus, Thor, Laser, D’artagnan, Zorro, Sophie Marceau, Heather Locklear and Michelle Pheiffer and Rocky work together to give you the Clouet collection. “

Featuring on the night

NV Champagne André Clouet Brut Rosé No. 5
NV Champagne André Clouet Grande Reserve Brut
NV Champagne André Clouet V6 Experience Grand Cru Pinot Noir
2019 Collaboration Aurulent Chardonnay
2014 Collaboration Ceresia Merlot / Cabernet Franc
2018 Collaboration Argent Cabernet Sauvignon

The Rees Residential Package

Treat yourself or that special someone and stay at The Rees Hotel on the evening of the Winemakers Dinner at only $262.50 per person for two persons.  Offer includes: 

  • One night’s stay in a Lake View Hotel Room
  • Complimentary Upgrade to the next room category
  • Two tickets to the Winemakers Dinner 
  • Preferential trade rates for wines on offer on the evening
  • Breakfast for two the next day
  • Late check-out of 12pm midday

Additional special rate, per room, per night - $235.00 including full cooked breakfasts for two

To book the above Residential Package, please contact events@therees.co.nz or to book a Winemakers Dinner Ticket Only and receive an instant confirmation - $145.00 per person, click here