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‘Hot Red’ is a must do for wine lovers 

rsz_hawkes_bay_reds_john_hancock_the_founder_and_owner_of_trinity_hillThey are the vintages that connoisseurs rave about and now wine lovers will be able to taste many of them and meet their makers, at this year’s Hot Red Hawke’s Bay wine shows.

The cellar doors of more than 30 of the region’s finest wineries come together for this popular event in Auckland and Wellington, with more than 200 wines to sample – including the legendary 2013 and 2014 vintages.

For the first time in the 12-year history, Hot Red Hawke’s Bay is offering exclusive Wine Master Classes led by four Hawke’s Bay experts. Winemakers Hugh Crichton from Vidal Estate and Tony Bish from Sacred Hill Winery will host the Wellington Wine Master Class. Tim Turvey the co-owner and winemaker from Clearview Estate Winery and John Hancock, the founder and owner of Trinity Hill, will run the Auckland Master Class.

“We are thrilled to have the pedigree of these presenters at our first-ever Wine Master Class. These four hosts are some of the New Zealand’s most-respected, award-winning and internationally-experienced winemakers,” James Medina, Hawke’s Bay Wine Growers Association Executive Officer, says.

“Together they have more than 100 year’s combined experience. Couple this knowledge with their charismatic personalities and passion for Hawke’s Bay wine and we are sure these classes will sell out fast.”

The 30-minute sessions will focus on the region’s elegant Chardonnays. Wine Master Classes are an additional $10 per person on the free trade ticket to Hot Red Hawke’s Bay. To book tickets, go to and use the trade promotional code.

  • Hot Red Hawke’s Bay in Auckland, Wednesday, 10 June, 2015
    Time: 1pm – 4pm (Wine Master Class 1.15pm – 1.45pm)
    Maritime Room, Maritime Museum, 175 Quay Street.
  • Hot Red Hawke’s Bay in Wellington, Thursday, 11 June, 2015
    Time: 1pm – 4pm (Wine Master Class 1.15pm – 1.45pm)
    Mac’s Function Centre, Taranaki St Wharf.