Regional Chardonnay Technical Workshop

Join us for our next Regional Chardonnay Technical Workshop on January 25th, 2024, at the Shakespeare room, ToiToi Hastings.

This workshop offers a unique platform for in-depth discussions on Chardonnay in a relaxed setting. We encourage attendees to submit intriguing, experimental, and distinctive wines to share with the group, fostering an environment of exploration and appreciation.

Limited to just 70 participants, this event is priced at $150, which includes Guest Speaker Nick Hoskins from Riversun and a benchmark tasting featuring top-notch worldwide Chardonnays, and a flight of Chardonnay grown in the same Hawke’s Bay vineyard.


Event Details

Date: January 25, 2024

Time: 9 am – 4 pm

Location: Shakespeare room, ToiToi Hastings

Capacity: Limited to 70 people

Bring Your Own: 6 Wine Glasses

Ticket Price: $150 per person (incl GST, excluding booking fees)

Purchase your Chardonnay Technical Workshop Tickets via Eventfinder here

What to Expect:

  • Workshop: An engaging session delving into the intricacies of Chardonnay.
  • Benchmark Tasting: Explore a flight of top Chardonnays
  • Guest Speaker: Nick Hoskins from Riversun shares insights.
  • Networking and Education: Connect with industry peers and enhance your knowledge.
  • Refreshments: Enjoy morning tea, lunch, and afternoon snacks.
  • Chardonnay Trials: Bring your interesting, experimental, and different Chardonnay trial wines.
  • Benchmark Tasting: Compare Chardonnays from the same vineyard.

Wine Submission:

We invite Chardonnay samples for our workshop. To register wines for tasting, please email to determine chardonnay styles being discussed. Once wines are confirmed, please send 3 bottles of each wine by the 22nd January 2024 to either:
Craggy Range, 143 Mere Road, Fernhill – Contact Ben Tombs
Links Winery, 1068 Links Road, Waiohiki – Contact Carolien Callewier

We look forward to a day filled with exploration, education, and the celebration of Chardonnay excellence. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a unique and enriching experience!