Guest Speaker

Bruno Fedrizzi is currently Associate Professor in Analytical Chemistry and Wine Science at The University of Auckland. He has research experiences in Italy, France, Australia and for the last nine years, New Zealand. His research has focused on wine aroma chemistry, with particular emphasis on sulfur containing species and the connection between winemaking and the formation and evolution of these molecules


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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