Wine & Food

Ultimate Progressive Wine and Food Tasting

Up hills, through rivers, around the trees
and underground - this is a fun day that tastes great!

Guests will be asked to go on a tour that will tantalize taste buds
with fine wine, give an appreciation of cheese and wonderful food.

This is a team event where each team of 10pax will compete in each of the following events and receive a score for their team. The scores will be tallied at the end and a winning team will be announced at the end over a cold drink.

All the finer things in life

Guests will start at Gibbston Valley after lunch. (A lunch at Moonlight/Gibbston Valley is optional) On arrival each guest will receive a personalized wine glass to begin the tasting for the afternoon.

Guests will move from station to station around Moonlights 800 acre (320 hectare) deer farm, the Kawarau River and Gibbston Valley tasting different wines and foods at each station.

Station One:

Gibbston Valley Wines Cave
Guests will be taken for a Cave tour of the famous wine cave and a tour of the cheese factory before completing the tasting with one final wine and a cheese form Gibbston Valley.
We depart Gibbston and venture to the jet boats awaiting our arrival.
We speed off down the river on an awesome jet boat

Station Two:

Kawarau Jet - Rivers Edge
At the rivers edge we can hear the water running over the rocks and will be rewarded by yet another sensational combination.
We will depart the boats and jump into some 4wd transport for a climb up to:

Station Three:

The River
Overlooking the Kawarau River from the back of Moonlight Country. Looking some 60 metres down to the river and straight up to the top of the Remarkables just behind guests will be impressed by Mother Nature and her ability to create a perfect picture so simply.

A second wine and food will be perfectly matched, as is the landscape. Your taste buds will begin to feel enriched.

Station Four:

Morvan Hill
The top of Morvan Hill. On the top guests will have panoramic views of the surrounding area. Arrowtown, Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, the Crown Range, Gibbston Valley Etc….. they will have the chance to sample a wine and food combination that will enlighten their senses.
Along the way guests will be treated to a commentary of the farm and it's inhabitants. Guests will have a chance to see grazing elk closer than most people would ever expect.

Transport to the top is by 4wd or Helicopter.

Station Five:

"The Barn"
We will start the journey inside our purpose built venue for just such an occasion. After getting everyone acquainted with techniques for wine and food tasting
how the afternoon will progress we will enjoy the first wine and food selected by the winemaker and chef.

And if that wasn't enough guests will have the pleasure of enjoying a scrumptious dinner at "The Barn" at Moonlight Country

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