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 2022  - Save the Date (Full details to come)


Friday 29th April - Cloudy Bay 

Friday 20th May - Radburnd Cellars with Kate Radburnd

Friday 24th June - Esk Valley with Gordon Russell (Matariki Celebration)

Friday 23rd September - Ata Rangi

Friday 21st October - Dhall and Nash 

Friday 2nd December - Taittinger Champagne with Vintners

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

Hosted by Winemaker Dean Shaw from Domaine-Thomson and The Rees' Director of Wines, Mark Rose.

Enjoy a delicious five course meal hand-crafted by executive chef Corey Hume perfectly paired with five high-quality wines from vineyards in both France and New Zealand. Domaine-Thomson crafts top pinot noir from two of the best regions that produce it; Burgundy and Central Otago. 

Featuring the below vintages:

  • Domaine Thomson 'Crémant de Bourgogne' (Burgundy, France) 
  • Domaine Thomson Central Otago 'Pinot Rosé' 2021
  • Domaine Thomson Saint Aubin 'les travers de chez edouard' Chardonnay (Burgundy, France)
  • Domaine Thomson 'Surveyor Thomson' Single Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016 
  • Domaine Thomson 'Rows 76-89' Single Clone Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018


Winemakers Dinner Ticket Price - $165.00 per person 

Click HERE to book.

The Rees Hotel’s Domaine Thomson Residential Package

$307.50 per person


  • One night’s stay in a Lake View Hotel Room with a complimentary upgrade
  • Two tickets to dinner
  • Breakfast for two the next morning
  • Late check-out of 12pm midday

Additional ‘Bed and Breakfast’ nights of $285.00 (Subject to availability at time of booking)

Friday 20th May 2022 - Radburnd Cellars with Kate Radburnd

Hosted by Winemaker and Owner, Kate Radburnd and The Rees' Director of Wines, Mark Rose.

Enjoy a delicious five course meal hand-crafted by executive chef Corey Hume perfectly paired with five vintages from Radburnd Cellars, Hawkes Bay.

Kate came to New Zealand after graduating from Roseworthy Agricultural College, South Australia in 1983. Her first job was with Vidal in Hawke’s Bay, where she spent seven years winemaking and fell in love with New Zealand cool climate wines.  In 1991 she joined Pask Winery as Head Winemaker.  During her acclaimed 26-year tenure, Kate became joint owner and Managing Director, before leaving to launch Radburnd Cellars in 2017.

A highly regarded ambassador for New Zealand wine, Kate has served as a senior judge at national and international wine competitions, including a 10 year tenure as Chair of Judges for the Royal Easter Show Wine Awards, New Zealand’s oldest national wine competition.  Kate has been a Director of New Zealand Winegrowers, a wine consultant to Air New Zealand, and the Deputy Chair of the Council of The Eastern Institute of Technology in Napier, which has wine science and viticulture as flagship degrees. She pioneered the introduction of the winery programme for Sustainable Wine Growing New Zealand.  In recognition of her services to New Zealand wine, Kate was awarded the Sir George Fistonich medal at the New Zealand International Wine Competition in 2010. She was made a Fellow of New Zealand Winegrowers in 2015, the first female winemaker to receive the award. In 2019, Kate was inducted into the prestigious New Zealand Wine Hall of Fame.  In addition to launching her new business, Kate was also involved in the mentor programme for Women in Wine since it was introduced in 2018 and is now Chair of Women in Wine NZ. She also chairs the Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction which raises valuable funds for local Cranford Hospice.


Winemakers Dinner Ticket Price - $165.00 per person 

The Rees Residential Package with Radburnd Cellars - Available on request