Regretfully due to our current Covid 19 situation, a decision has been made to cancel the Workshop for 2022. It will be back in January 2023, stronger than ever.
Alternatively on the 21st January 2022 from 9-12pm, there will be a webinar where Bruno Fedrizzi will present his work on sulphides; identification, likely causes and possible solutions. Each Pinot Noir producing region will group together in one venue, joining collectively to take part in this presentation. A contact in each region is being sought and their contact details will be made available on this website, once this has been organised.



The Southern Pinot Noir Workshop is an annual technical workshop that brings together winegrowers from New Zealand and the rest of the world for an in-depth look at the variety Pinot Noir.

Our event was inspired by the Steamboat Pinot Noir Conference in Oregon USA

Over the course of the 4-day workshop presentations are made and barrel samples are evaluated during formal tasting sessions with the sole purpose of understanding more about the variety.

The Southern Pinot Noir Workshop, now in its 31st year, has been pivotal in New Zealand’s greater understanding of the variety and the enthusiasm the wine style has been generating.

We are indebted to Visy for their ongoing sponsorship of our annual event.

Please remember this when you are ordering bottles.

We are also very grateful of our other sponsors, NZ Winegrowers, Tonnellerie Ermitage, and Pacific Rim Oenology Services


  1. To bring together Pinot Noir Winegrowers.
  2. To taste and evaluate previous vintage Pinot Noirs.
  3. To exchange information in confidence on the growing and making of Pinot Noir.
  4. To accomplish these objectives in an informal relaxed atmosphere that allows for recreation and sharing of wine with friends in a beautiful setting.

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