643 days ago

Sileni Wine tasting

David Prescott from Wine and More Albany 2

Entrepreneur, Sir Graeme Avery, spent more than 33 years as a leading international medical publisher. Seeking a change he founded Sileni Estates in 1997, motivated by a passion he and his wife Lady Gabrielle developed for wine and food during regular business visits to the Old World wine regions of Italy, France and Spain.
The winery's first vintage was in 1998. Since then, the business has grown from a production of 4,000 cases, to a remarkable 760,000 cases today,making it one of the fastest growing wineries, counted among the top ten New Zealand wine producers by production volume. The company distributes wine to more than 80 global markets across Europe, the
Americas, Asia and Oceania from its New Zealand headquarters.

Sileni produces many labels, some of which are not available on the New Zealand market, I have invited senior wine maker Cairn Coghill to come along and present some of these wines to us.

Date: Tuesday July 3

Time: 6.45pm for 7.00pm Start

Venue: Fairway Conference Centre 17A Silverfield, Wairau Valley (behind the North Shore events centre)

Cost: $55.00pp includes dinner,

If you have any dietary issues please advise at the time of booking.


Sileni Advocate Albarino

Sileni The Priestess Pinot Gris

Sileni The Lodge Chardonnay

Sileni Springstone Pinot Noir

Sileni Triangle merlot

Sileni Peak Syrah


Platters of Dips, Cheese & Olives

Slow Roasted Pork Belly with Apple & Sage Sauce

Steamed Seasonal greens

Crispy Spiced Polenta Chips

Cous Cous Salad with Dried Tomato, Caramalised Onion and Sticky Chilli

Greek Salad with tomato, cucumber and Feta
This event is R20, you must be 20yrs of age or older to attend.

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