In Praise Of Riesling 2011

CP Lin, a Big Porcini and The Riesling Dinner


Monday this week has seen the 2011 edition of the In Praise Of Riesling event. Held at the world reknown Pegasus Bay Winery this event celebrates all that is Riesling. Kathryn the Owner/Manager here at Mountford and CP Lin our wellknown wine maker were lucky enough to attend. The idea behind the event is to give context to understanding the Riesling grape variety, to explore Riesling in it’s NZ context and finally give Riesling relevance by showcasing Riesling’s place as a food wine. The dinner was a huge hit with food cooked by Pegasus Bay’s own Oliver Jackson. A highly anticipated Waipara Valley event it has by all accounts been hugely successful.

This all day event on the Monday was followed by a relax, unwind and wrap up for media and attendees down at The Cove, Amberley Beach. Fantastic local produce was cooked including local crayfish and paua (finished off over hot coals) and slow cooked venison with haricot beans. Kate, who did the cooking at The Cove did an amazing job cooking in a le creuset on the beach.

Here are some links to people more eloquent than I talking about the events:

Dan Sims and Ben Edwards from The Wine Guide- Video

Muddy Water Winery Blog

Pegasus Bay Media Release

Pegasus Bay News

Rebecca Gibb

To quote Max Marriott who wrote on the Jancis Robinson blog when he attended the 2008 event: “What do you call a group of Riesling lovers? A thrill of Riesling lovers? A suite of Riesling lovers? A residual of Riesling lovers? Whatever we’re called, there is little doubt that we’ll all be there for the next instalment of In Praise of Riesling. ”

If you can make it, the next In Praise Of Riesling is sure to be another event to remember.


About mountfordestate

A boutique vineyard and winery set on a hillside in a stunning park-like environment in the Waipara region of Canterbury New Zealand. Established in 1991 plantings include Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling. CP Lin's elegant, stylish, and unforgettable burgandian style wines have an international following.
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3 Responses to In Praise Of Riesling 2011

  1. Esther Charves says:

    In Praise of Riesling is simply, ” Brilliant Minds Think and Taste Alike”
    Very sorry I had to miss this years event, attended the previous years, they were brilliant !!!! Angela you are amazing and a gift to the Waipara Valley !!!!
    Cheers to all,

  2. Esther, thank you for stopping by our blog. We wholeheartedly agree with you that Angela from Greystone Wines is a true gift to the Waipara Valley community. The work she has put into creating events such as this is amazing and much appreciated.

  3. Thanks so much Esther, very kind words!

    In fact, this years’ event was a real community effort- so many different people contributed to it’s success, including Kathryn from Mountford. She was one of the main organisers of the dinner on the beach, featured on the video. Not bad huh?

    Hopefully we can time things better so you can make next year!

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