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New Zealand Wine Icons: Dinner at Otahuna Lodge (Christchurch)

Join us for an extraordinary celebration of New Zealand's wine icons with provenance, where each sip tells a story!

They say aging is inevitable so why not do it gracefully. Well, the same can be said for wine. Lucky us (and now you), we've just secured an almost unbelievable array of vintage NZ wine icons. The likes of Felton Road, Dry River, Stonyridge, and Te Mata. There simply won't be another opportunity to try these wines - let alone side by side matched with food. Enter.. The NZ Wine Icon Dinner in Christchurch!

Executive Chef Jimmy McIntyre will be focusing on autumnal favourites for the evening’s menu, while Puneet Dhall--CEO of Dhall & Nash Fine Wines--will be on hand to showcase this curated lineup of vintages from the Dhall & Nash Cellar. Puneet will also share tips on growing your collection and how storing wines perfectly can add value and depth to your own cellar.

This event is an ode to New Zealand's winemaking heritage, a celebration of how storing perfect wines perfectly can add value (and depth) to the wine, and a testament to the timeless allure of exceptional wines.

Tasting Journey: The NZ Wine Icon Dinner is a four course meal curated to match the special wines we've chosen for you

  • 2018 De La Terre Blanc de Blancs Methode Traditionelle
  • 2016 Felton Road Dry Riesling
  • 2013 Felton Road Bannockburn Pinot Noir
  • 2013 Dry River Pinot Noir
  • 2009 Te Mata Coleraine
  • 2009 Stonyridge Larose
  • 2022 Folium Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc

Tickets to the dinner are limited to 14 people only. To book your seat, you can contact Otahuna lodge here.


Bookings are available at this time exclusively to overnight guests at $2995 including 2 seats at the communal table in the Otahuna Dining Room with double occupancy accommodation* on 12 April and breakfast the following morning ($2495.00 for single occupancy). Individual tickets without an accompanying overnight stay will be available from 13 March at $500 per person if still available.

*For those who act fast, the first two bookings enjoy the option of a complimentary upgrade to a Master Suite. Additional consecutive nights may be booked at the same rate inclusive of pre-dinner drinks, 4-course dinner with matched New Zealand wines, breakfast, Wi-Fi, laundry service and GST.

If you have any questions or want to find out more about storing wine with us, please contact us at puneet@dnfinewine.com or 09 357 0493.


Vintage Billecart-Salmon Champagne Series

Vintage Billecart-Salmon Champagne Lunch on Waiheke Island

Prepare for an afternoon of culinary and mastery wonders as we present a meticulously crafted three-course meal thoughtfully paired with a selection of vintage champagnes. Delight in the harmonious marriage of flavors, where each dish is artfully designed to complement the unique characteristics of these prestigious champagnes.

Indulge in an exclusive tasting which will offer you a sensory thrill through the cellar's of one of the top-rated Champagne Houses from Ay, Champagne.

Tasting Journey:

  • 2013 Billecart-Salmon Vintage
  • 2008 Billecart-Salmon Cuvée Nicolas François Brut
  • 2009 Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Louis Salmon Brut Blanc de Blancs
  • 2009 Billecart-Salmon Cuvée Elisabeth Salmon Brut Rosé

You can read more about Billecart-Salmon here  & about Vintage Billecart-Salmon here.


Date: Sunday, 8th September, 2024
Time: 12:00-2:00pm
Location: Tantalus Estate, Waiheke Island, Auckland
Cost: $495 per person +GST (subject to change)
Dress Code: Formal Attire

Register Today!

Tickets to the lunch are strictly limited. Book today to reserve your place today to embark on this exclusive journey through the finest Billecart-Salmon vintage Champagnes.

If you have any questions or want to find out more, please contact us at ana@dnfinewine.com or 09 357 0493.


Vintage Billecart-Salmon Champagne Series

Vintage Billecart-Salmon Champagne Dinners [Multiple Locations]

Prepare for an evening of culinary and mastery as we present a meticulously crafted three-course meal thoughtfully paired with a selection of vintage champagnes. Delight in the harmonious marriage of flavors, where each dish is artfully designed to complement the unique characteristics of these prestigious champagnes.

Locations:

  • Auckland
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Queenstown

Keep an eye on this page for location and time updates. Indulge in an exclusive tasting which will offer you a sensory thrill through the cellar's of one of the top-rated Champagne Houses from Ay, Champagne.

Tasting Journey:

  • 2013 Billecart-Salmon Vintage
  • 2008 Billecart-Salmon Cuvée Nicolas François Brut
  • 2009 Billecart Cuvee Louis Salmon Brut Blanc de Blancs
  • 2009 Billecart-Salmon Cuvée Elisabeth Salmon Brut Rosé

You can read more about Billecart-Salmon here  & about Vintage Billecart-Salmon here.


Tickets to the Tastings are strictly limited seating. Reserve your place to embark on this exclusive journey through the finest Billecart-Salmon vintage Champagnes by contacting ana@dnfinewine.com

If you have any questions or want to find out more, please contact us at ana@dnfinewine.com or 09 357 0493.


Vintage Billecart-Salmon Champagne Series

Vintage Billecart-Salmon Champagne Tastings [Multiple Locations]

Transport yourself through the ages and savor the essence of history in every sip at one of our Vintage Billecart-Salmon Champagne Tasting events. Join us for an exquisite evening celebrating the timeless allure of Billecart-Salmon's vintage Champagnes, where each bottle tells a unique story of its own particular time.

Locations:

  • Auckland
  • Wellington
  • Marlborough
  • Taranaki
  • Hamilton

Watch this space for updates on location venues and times. Indulge in an exclusive tasting which will offer you a sensory thrill through the cellar’s of one of the top-rated Champagne House’s from Ay, Champagne.

Tasting Journey:

  • 2005 Billecart-Salmon Le Clos Saint-Hilaire
  • 2006 Billecart-Salmon Le Clos Saint-Hilaire
  • 2008 Billecart-Salmon Cuvée Nicolas François Brut
  • 2009 Billecart-Salmon Cuvée Elisabeth Salmon Brut Rosé
  • 2009 Billecart-Salmon Cuvée Louis Salmon Brut Blanc de Blancs
  • 2013 Billecart-Salmon Vintage
  • NV Billecart Les Rendez-Vous No. 3

You can read more about Billecart-Salmon here  & about Vintage Billecart-Salmon here.


Tickets to the Tastings are strictly limited seating. Reserve your place to embark on this exclusive journey through the finest Billecart-Salmon vintage Champagnes by contacting ana@dnfinewine.com

If you have any questions or want to find out more, please contact us at ana@dnfinewine.com or 09 357 0493.


Bordeaux Top Growth Series

Our Top Picks: The Best of Bordeaux | 2020 Vintage

Embark on a journey through the prestigious world of Bordeaux wines in our exclusive tasting! Discover the rich history of Bordeaux, the artistry behind these acclaimed wines, and hear first-hand tales of the Chateaux behind the wines. The tasting, led by "Mr. Bordeaux" himself, Puneet Dhall, will guide you through the secrets that make Bordeaux wines legendary, and enrich your knowledge of the region itself. Whether you're a novice or an enthusiast, join us for an unforgettable exploration of Bordeaux's finest wines, unlocking the essence of this iconic region sip by sip.

Join us to learn about the 2020 Vintage in Bordeaux and take the opportunity to taste through the following wines:

Tasting Journey:

  • Château Brane-Cantenac Blanc Margaux
  • Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc AOC Graves Cru Classé
  • Château Talbot AOC Saint Julien Fourth Growth
  • Château Haut-Bailly AOC Graves Cru Classé
  • Château Margaux AOC Margaux First Growth
  • Château Haut Brion AOC Graves First Growth
  • Château La Conseillante AOC Pomerol Exceptional Growth
  • Château Figeac Premier Grand Cru Classé B
  • Château d'Yquem AOC Sauternes 1er Cru Supérieur

Do not miss the opportunity to try 8 of the world's top wines side-by-side in perfect state, in a perfect environment. Tickets to the Masterclass are limited to 15 people only, you can secure your spot by contacting puneet@dnfinewine.com, or book directly through Eventbrite here.

Register Today!


If you have any questions about the event, please contact us at ana@dnfinewine.com or 09 357 0493.


Ponsonby Wine Tasting by JJ

You're cordially invited to an exclusive and delightful wine tasting event hosted by the one and only JJ. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with an exquisite selection of wines from around the world!

Indulge in an evening filled with the finest flavors, great company, and some seriously amazing wines. Starting with a glass of bubbles on entry (of course), you'll then taste around the world from NZ to France to Italy, and back home again. With a couple surprises poured in between. We'll explore a variety of flavors, from rich reds to crisp whites and everything in between. Plus, there will be delectable nibbles perfectly paired to complement each sip.

Bring a friend, bring your curiosity, and let's raise a glass together in celebration of the wonderful world of wine!

Kindly RSVP by 10th December by contacting JJ, your Account Manager, or marketing@dnfinewine.com to ensure we have enough wine to go around. 🥂

Can't wait to share this unforgettable tasting experience with you!

Cheers, JJ


D&N Portfolio Sensorium 2023: That’s a Wrap!

In News, Winery Spotlight, EventsOctober 1, 2023

D&N Portfolio Sensorium 2023: That’s a wrap!

Your Support made it a Success


Our Dhall & Nash inaugural Sensorium Tasting Event was a blast, thanks for being part of it – we truly value your time & outstanding participation. Whether it was in Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown, or Wellington – We really couldn’t have done this event without you all – customers, suppliers, colleagues, friends & whanau!

As esteemed Master Sommelier Cameron Douglas said on the day:

“This event is outstanding – you should have done this five years ago”.
Cameron Douglas

Thanks Cam, you’re right… so, watch this space!

We would like to express our gratitude towards all attendees for making the event so darn informative & fun. Our D&N valued suppliers really tickled quite a few hundred tastebuds all around the country. They worked hard – they chatted, they poured wines, they joked & cajoled! How lucky are we to represent such hardworking quality artisanal producers. We’ve actually exhausted the superlatives. Here’s a huge heartfelt thank-you from D&N to:

Duckhorn, Bogle Family Vineyards, Pares Balta, Champagne Billecart-Salmon, Domaines Paul Jaboulet Aîné, Easthope Family Winegrowers, Collaboration Wines, Bohemian, Folium, Hawkshead, Knappstein Enterprise Winery, Zema Estate, Chambers Rosewood, Coravin, Poppies, 144 Islands, Clevedon Vineyards, Columbia Crest, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars

for taking the time, effort and energy to attend attend in person, celebrate and support this endeavour.

And another warm thank you to those who weren’t able to attend but contributed in other ways to making sure this event was full of delicious offerings:

De Martino, La Marca Prosecco, Sartori di Verona, Quinta do Crasto, Cillar de Silos, Frank Cornelissen, Schloss Lieser, Champagne André Clouet, Digby Fine English, Digby Fine English, Wines of Substance, Cristom, Causse Marines, Domaine de Noiré,Tania et Vincent Careme, Col d’Orcia, San Felice, Pelissero, Bibi Graetz

And even though our international and local suppliers have headed home, and we’ve taken down the signs, tidied up, relived some super-duper tasty wines, then reluctantly gone back to our daily routines, we’d love to share some special event memories with you…


Our design whiz kid Aimée certainly covers how the whole D&N team felt:

“It was an absolute whirlwind before, during and after! Usually as a very behind-the-scenes persona I don’t get to see a lot of the ‘action’ so it was really amazing to see the team at the forefront doing what they do best – not just our DN team but our wider team of suppliers, winemakers, customers and visiting producers. It was a really wonderful reminder that we really are surrounded by such awesome folks and products!”

Now here’s a few special shout-outs:

  • To Takaki from Folium, for turning up hours early and helping with event prep, and then staying hours late to help with pack down. A humble hero!
  • To Julz from Collaboration for being kind enough to work Sensorium with us on her birthday! 🥳
  • To our new portfolio additions, 144 Islands and Clevedon Vineyards – they’ve already made a big impression & we’re extremely excited to introduce them to the rest of NZ.
  • To our international representatives who travelled from far afield to little Aotearoa – you made it a truly unique experience for our trade show attendees.
  • To the hardworking crew at each venue who made it all look seamlessly effortless.
  • To the dog lovers’ group, Denis from Hawkshead, Karl from Duckhorn, Sonja & Aimée from D&N sharing proud puppy pics. It’s not just about the wine you know! 🐶

What about a few beverage highlights:

  • Aimée had some stand-out bevvies on the day: “I slammed a few Pentire+Tonics during the day, I will admit! For someone that works in this biz I don’t drink a lot, and it can make me feel like a wet blanket sometimes, so to have such a swishy drink that isn’t just a coke and looks and tastes very ooh-la-la is still quite novel to me! For the harder stuff, I did enjoy some classic Bille’ Rosé. It just simply never disappoints.
  • From the BECA group of hardcore Bordeaux buffs who attended the Bordeaux Masterclass: “those were bloody delicious wines & we learned more about the region & the vintage!”
  • For D&N Content Specialist, Sonja, it was too tough to choose: “It’s hard to pick a favourite child when there were so many divine wines – here’s but a few, starting with the ethereal, elegant, Tuscan producer Bibi Graetz’s Colore & Testamatta. Such precision & purity from Sangiovese is mind boggling. Then Julz’s Collaboration Verdant chardy knocked my old cotton socks right off – classy. And how about Easthope’s Paddock Six Syrah – soaring out in the stratosphere!”
  • Our senior Auckland account manager, Tori, was at all the events & succumbed to the charms of the Italians – “Looking after the Italian table was dreamy… Sangiovese heaven. From Chianti Classico to Brunello di Montalcino, and a very special Bibi Graetz.

You Can't Beat Welly on a Good Day...

From Brandon (a.k.a. the wild DJ of Wellywood):

“Wellington Sensorium was buzzing! A sensational day in the Capital City. Massive thank you to all the customers and suppliers of their support and to the Public Trust Hall for having us at their fabulous venue. Special shout to our loyal out of town customers who made the effort to come down from Hawkes Bay, Whanganui, Bulls, and Palmerston North.”

 

Of course, a shout-out must go to the ‘last-(wo)men-standing’, who have such stamina to keep the party going even when everyone was ready to turn into a pumpkin – no naming or shaming 😉

Our resident American specialist & Auckland Account manager Melissa, summed up our sentiments well:

“What a special opportunity to have some of our fabulous suppliers and makers, from near and far, all under one roof to share their stories, anecdotes and wines with our customers.”

Hear Hear to that!

The Garden City Put on a Show...

After these intense multi-city series of events, we would love to keep our conversations going – you know – those crazy wine geek talks we managed to squeeze in whilst jostling, pouring, & 3-way explaining that scintillating bottle of obscure vino to eager young wine enthusiasts planning new listings for summer.

Let us know if you tasted something fresh & delectable at the show from a new producer perhaps or revisit an old favourite from a new vintage? We want to keep our chats humming & the wine pouring.
Please stay in touch with your Account Managers & don’t forget to check out our D&N Upcoming Events page on our website.

If you haven’t already, feel free to share any thoughts & give us your feedback so we can do it even better next time! Your feedback does count.

Our sincerest thanks to ALL ♥︎


Tour de Vin - Raclette & Wine Tasting

Come join us on Waiheke Island for an evening of decadence and delight!

In collaboration with Goldie Estate and Waiheke Wine Centre, and taking inspiration from the iconic Tour de France, Alienor & Jean-Jacques will take you on exhilarating journey of their native France through a selection of six great wines. Travelling through classic regions like Burgundy and Bordeaux, as well as lesser known hidden gems of the enchanting Loire Valley and Alsace. All enjoyment, no physical cycling required!

Buy tickets HERE.

The itinerary for the evening will be:

1. Alsace - Domaine René Muré, Crémant d’Alsace Brut (upon arrival)
2. Alsace - Domaine René Muré, Orchidées Sauvages 2020 (Gewurztraminer) 
3. Chablis - Domaine Testut, Vieilles Vignes 2020 (Chardonnay)
4. Loire - Domaine de Noiré, Caractère 2016 (Cabernet Franc)
5. Burgundy - Domaine Hubert, Lignier Gevrey-Chambertin Regnard 2018 (Pinot Noir)
6. Bordeaux - Château Grand-Puy-Ducasse 2014 (5th Growth, Cabernet/Merlot Blend)

No true homage to French wine would be complete without an appropriate cheese pairing, naturellement! Thus, no better setting for the evening than one of Goldie Estate's own Waiheke-famous Raclette events, hosted by delicious duo Leslie and Heiny.

Quality ever so hard to deliver in quantity, seats will unfortunately be limited. Tickets will be available up to a max. of 50 persons.

Looking forward to seeing you,

Waiheke Wine Centre, Dhall & Nash, and Goldie Estate


Portfolio Sensorium 2023 (Christchurch)

The Dhall & Nash Portfolio Sensorium where every sensory receptor is engaged, illuminated, and enhanced!

Join Dhall & Nash this September 6th in Christchurch to taste, savour, and experience outstanding Fine Wines from 50 highly prestigious Dhall & Nash producers during an atmospheric walk-around tasting – this will be a super "Sensorium" extravaganza!

You’ll have a unique chance to talk with many of our esteemed international and national winemakers, proprietors, and representatives whilst tasting their exquisite fine wines in an incredible NOT-TO-BE-MISSED event.

For anyone who loves wine, wants to taste through the portfolio then this event is IT!

The session time is:

Current Session Times*
12:00 - 4:00pm Portfolio Tasting (Free for Trade)*
*Please note: that whilst this is a free event for hospo trade to attend, there will be no 'door sales' available and registration will be required for entry. We will not allow anyone who is unregistered into the tasting.

Registrations are closed due to capacity, but if you would like to be on a waiting list, please contact us.. Please note: that whilst this is a free event for hospo trade to attend, there will be no 'door sales' available and registration will be required for entry. We will not allow anyone who is unregistered into the tasting.

This is a TRADE ONLY event.


Portfolio Sensorium 2023 (Wellington)

The Dhall & Nash Portfolio Sensorium where every sensory receptor is engaged, illuminated, and enhanced!

Join Dhall & Nash this September 11th in Wellington to taste, savour, and experience outstanding Fine Wines from 50 highly prestigious Dhall & Nash producers during an atmospheric walk-around tasting – this will be a super "Sensorium" extravaganza!

You’ll have a unique chance to talk with many of our esteemed international and national winemakers, proprietors, and representatives whilst tasting their exquisite fine wines in an incredible NOT-TO-BE-MISSED event.

For anyone who loves wine, wants to taste through the portfolio then this event is IT!

Current Session Times*
12:00 - 4:00pm Portfolio Tasting (Free for Trade)*
1:00 - 2:00pm Masterclass: Bordeaux with Puneet Dhall [TICKETED EVENT]
3:00 - 4:00pm Masterclass: La Chapelle with Jean-Luc Chapel [TICKETED EVENT]
5:00 - 7:00pm Ticketed Portfolio Tasting - Open to the public [TICKETED EVENT]
*Please note: that whilst this is a free event for hospo trade to attend, there will be no 'door sales' available and registration will be required for entry. We will not allow anyone who is unregistered into the tasting.

Registration is open. Click Here to register.