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Events

2019 EVENTS

TERRACE EDGE WINE DINNER

Thursday 24 October 2019
6:30pm

CHRISTMAS WINE DINNER ~ ‘AROUND THE WORLD’

Thursday 5 December 2019
6:30pm

RECENT EVENTS

WHARERATA LONG LUNCH

Sunday 27 January 2019
11:30am – 3:00pm

 

Relax in our tranquil gardens with a five-course Italian inspired platter lunch. Wine by Touch of Italy, Music by The Passengers.

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Complimentary bubbles on arrival De Bortoli
Continuous basket of artisan sour dough and baguette – olive oil and dips on the table
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Chilled Gazpacho soup with crusty breads and olive oil

Prosecco Cacciatore Dog      $30 bottle    $7 glass
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Pasta penne with tomato, basil olive oil and parmesan cheese

Fantini Pinot Grigio     $25 bottle     $6 glass
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Sfogi in Saor – Venetian fish served with a summer salad

Pipoli Greco Fiano     $30 bottle     $7 glass
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Porchetta – Traditional Italian pork roast with roast potatoes and a medley of fresh steamed vegetables with Hollandaise

Fantini Sangiovese     $25 bottle     $6 glass
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Individual orange almond cake with orange glaze, served with whipped cream

Zibbibo Di Scilia  750ml      $7 glass
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Wines are suggested matches. Other beverages available at the bar

Tickets

 

$75.00 per person
To purchase tickets online, click here

WOOING TREE WINE DINNER

Thursday 9 May 2019
6:30pm

Introducing the best of Central Otago.
Wooing Tree – a family owned vineyard, nestled into a stunning glacial mountain valley, next to the town of Cromwell, in the heart of Central Otago.

Tickets

 

$80.00 per person
Book your seat today, email: wharerata@massey.ac.nz 

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Blondie 2018
Sweet scampi and Nashi pear salad.
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Pinot Gris 2018
Vegetarian mille feuillewith a cress salad.
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Chardonnay 2017

Hazlenutcrusted pork schnitzel with pork Jus and cream sauce, glazed baby carrots and sauteed kale.
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Beetle Juice 2017
Homemade venison sausage on a vegetable and barley risotto.
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Tickled Pink 2018
Pineapple baked cheesecake with a pawpaw and ginger crumb.
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Selection of Dilmah teas and filter coffee coffee available

Wines are suggested matches. Other beverages available at the bar

WHISKY TASTING DINNER

Thursday 25 July
6:30pm for 7pm Dinner

For the first time Village Wine Trader is delighted to host, alongside Wharerata our Whisky Tasting Dinner.  Warm up this winter and join us for a special tasting evening, dining on a decadent meal paired with specially selected Whisky.

Tickets

 

$80.00 per person
Book your seat today, email: wharerata@massey.ac.nz 

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BenRiach 10 years
Grilled spiced duck breast wtih apple salad.
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GlenDronach 15 years
Braised goat with Moroccan flavours on a bed of rice with almonds, raisins and saffron.
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BenRiach batch 11 years

Slow cooked belly of pork on a kumara mash.
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Glenglassaugh Pedro Ximenez Sherry Wood Finish
Pear tatin with sauce anglaise and vanilla bean ice cream.
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Port Charlotte 10 years
A cheese platter of smoked Cheddar and Kikorangi blue, with homemade oatcakes.
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Selection of Dilmah teas and filter coffee 

ESK VALLEY WINE DINNER

Thursday 5 September 2019
6:30pm

Esk Valley creates some of New Zealand’s most iconic premium hand-crafted wines at its winery in the picturesque Hawkes Bay region of New Zealand. Join us as we showcase this Hawkes Bay winery, with its own vineyards and winemaking team.

TICKETS

Tickets: $80.00 per person
Book your seat today
email: wharerata@massey.ac.nz

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Esk Valley Hawkes Bay Verdelho 2018
Seared Albacore tuna, grated daikon and edamame salad, and an Asian dressing.
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Esk Valley Hawkes Bay Rose 2019
Seared pork fillet, a spring salad, burghul wheat, with raspberry balsamic dressing, and fresh pomegranate.
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Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Chardonnay 2018
Salmon fillet, Umami nut-brown butter with black garlic, on a bed of sauteed spinach.
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Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Syrah 2014
Venison pie with homemade buttery pastry, kumara mash, roasted Brussel sprouts, with a venison jus.
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Esk Valley Hawkes Bay Late Harvest Chenin Blanc 2018
Cloud cheesecake with golden raisins, pineapple wafter and a sweet glaze.
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Selection of Dilmah teas and filter coffee