While I was attending Pinot Noir 2017, I put together a short-ish film of the proceedings, capturing some of the best moments of the three days. It was a trill remarkable event: it wasn’t just the 117 wineries and the lovely New Zealand Pinot Noirs they poured, but instead there was a narrative theme running through it. This theme was Turangawaewae – the place or places we feel especially empowered and connected to. We are shaped by place, just as wine is. There was also a wonderful sense of connection as we all got together.
For more coverage of the event:
- The international Pinot Noir tasting
- Some top Pinot Noirs from Marlborough
- Top Pinot Noirs from Martinborough and North Canterbury
- Some leading Pinots from Central Otago and Waitaki