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 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 


Upcoming Events 2022  - Save the Date (Full details to come)


Friday 28th January - Domaine-Thomson Wines

Friday 29th April - TBC

Friday 24th June - Midwinter Christmas themed Christmas Dinner with TBA

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 

Friday 30th July 2021 - Greywacke Winemakers Dinner

About this Event

Hosted by The Rees Hotel, Queenstown's Wine Director, Mark Rose & Greywacke Winemakers Richelle Tyney and Alex Judd, with food pairings by award winning Executive Chef, Corey Hume.
You will enjoy 5 courses and 5 wines with a Welcome Drink and Canapes.

About Greywacke

Greywacke is the label of the Judd family in Marlborough, a name which is intrinsically linked with the global profile of New Zealand wine. The Greywacke team use low-intervention winemaking to create exceptional wines known for their personality, individuality and elegance. Founder Kevin Judd also has a renowned passion for photography and his signature vineyard photographs provide the unmistakable identity of the Greywacke range.
This quality focused winemaking venture sources fruit from mature vineyards within the central Wairau Plains and the Southern Valleys. These prime viticultural sites are cultivated using yield restricting vineyard management techniques and intense canopy management regimes to provide ample sunlight exposure to the grapes – ensuring ripeness of flavour, textural richness and ideal acid balance.
All Vineyards are sustainably managed with substantial and increasing proportions coming from organically farmed sites. From 2018 Greywacke has been accredited with AMW status (Appellation Marlborough Wine) guaranteeing provenance, authenticity and integrity.

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The Rees & Greywacke Residential Package

Treat yourself or that special someone and stay at The Rees Hotel on the evening of the Winemakers Dinner at only $310.00 per person.  Offer includes: 

  • One night’s stay in a Lake View Hotel Room 
  • 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 ‘Bed and Breakfast’ nights of $350 per night

Book via events@therees.co.nz or by calling Reservations on Telephone 03 450 1100

Friday 17th September 2021 - 6:30pm

About this Event

You will enjoy 5 courses and 6 Cardrona Distillery spirits with a Welcome Cocktail and Canapes included.

Hosted by The Rees Hotel, Cardrona Distilleries Master Distiller Sarah Elsom with food pairings by award winning Executive Chef, Corey Hume.


About Cardrona Distillery 

New Zealand craftswoman Desiree Whitaker decided in 2011 to pursue her dream of making a New Zealand single malt whisky that would stand tall on the international stage.

The very best equipment has been sourced from the four corners of the earth, to make exquisitely hand-crafted Single Malt Whisky, Gin, Single Malt Vodka and Liqueurs.

Cardrona does not cut corners. From the barley varietal, the grind of the mill and the size of the mash tun to the temperature of the Cardrona Valley alpine water, every step of the process is integral to forming the character of the spirit and has been meticulously thought out.

The Distillery has designed its craft process around the deep single malt traditions, starting from scratch with rich malted barley to create a genuine artisan premium spirit, a rarity in the spirits industry.

Desiree attributes Cardrona’s success to Master Distiller, Sarah Elsom, whose small team of distillers is dedicated to crafting an extraordinary dram. “Their attention to detail and quality is the secret behind Cardrona’s excellence”.

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