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A Taste of New Zealand May 30 at MOMA

By Jessica Yadegaran
Friday, May 25th, 2007 at 4:44 pm in Uncategorized.

There’s been such a wonderful wave of wine events lately. International, get-to-know-my-grapes type soirees. Portugal. Italy. Greece. Now it’s New Zealand’s turn.

They’ve set the definitive benchmark style for Sauvignon Blanc, with its bright zest, not to mention growing attention on their Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. They’re also leading the way in sustainable and environmentally sound winemaking. So get to know ’em.

On Wednesday night, join the Taproot Foundation and the New Zealand Winegrowers for the 7th Annual Taste of New Zealand at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. It’s from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and costs $55 to sample over 150 wines from 50 New Zealand winegrowers while enjoying hors d’oeuvres in the setting of one of the city’s architectural treasures.

To buy your tickets, go to

2007 Participating Winemakers:
Artisan Wines Ltd
Babich Wines
Brancott Vineyards
Central Otago Pinot Noir Ltd.
Daniel Schuster Wines
Forrest Estate
Goldwater Wines
Huia Vineyards
Jackson Estate
Kim Crawford Wines
Lawson’s Dry Hills
Matua Valley Wines
Maven Wines Limited
Monkey Bay
Mt. Difficulty Wines
Mud House
Olssens Garden Vineyard
Omaka Springs Estate
Oyster Bay Wines
Paritua Vineyards Ltd./Stone Paddock Wines
Saint Clair Estate
Seifried Estate
Selaks Wines
Seresin Estate
Spy Valley Wines
Te Awa Winery
Te Kairanga Wines
The Crossings
The Jibe
Vavasour Wines
Villa Maria Estate
Vinoptima Estate
Wairau River
Whitehaven Wines
Wild Earth Wines
Wither Hills
Woollaston Estates

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