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Indulge in an exceptional culinary experience of taste and elegance. Quartz Reef Winery in collaboration with the Rees Hotel, Executive Chef - Trent Watson, and Bespoke New Zealand Fashion Designer Liz Mitchell's brings a Winemakers Dinner like no other. You can expect a whimsical evening of storytelling and thought-provoking dishes exquisitely paired with handpicked vintages that bring all elements of the wool revolution to life.

Experience Highlights: Handcrafted four-course dinner with a Welcome Drink & Canapes on arrival. Each course is expertly paired with curated vintages from Quartz Reef Winery.

About Quartz Reef Winery: Discover the essence of Central Otago's winemaking excellence at Quartz Reef Winery. Established with a passion for crafting exceptional wines, Quartz Reef is dedicated to organic and biodynamic practices, ensuring each bottle reflects the purity and authenticity of the region's terroir.

With a commitment to sustainability and innovation, Quartz Reef Winery has garnered international acclaim for its elegant Pinot Noirs, vibrant Methode Traditionnelle sparkling wines, and distinctive varietals that capture the essence of New Zealand's pristine landscapes.

Meet Rudi, The Winemaker: Rudi Bauer, an esteemed winemaker, brings decades of experience and expertise to Quartz Reef Winery. With a deep reverence for the land and a meticulous approach to winemaking, Rudi's vision is evident in every bottle, where tradition meets innovation to create wines of unparalleled quality and character.

Meet Liz, The Bespoke New Zealand fashion designer: Liz Mitchell is an internationally respected designer. She has worked in theatre and television and has run a successful bespoke tailoring business for more than 30 years. Her eye for design and her passion for using materials that are beautiful and sustainable have drawn her to developing a range of New Zealand strong wool products for everyday life.

Liz Mitchell is inspired by the beauty of New Zealand’s strong wool. Through her exploration into the fiber, and meeting many fellow ambassadors, artisans, and farmers along the way, Liz and her partners believe the time is right for wool to return to the world stage.

Using the transformational process of felting she is creating contemporary bespoke designs, art pieces, and homewares that transform spaces – and lives.

About True South Dining Room: True South Dining Room led by our Executive Chef Trent Watson, True South Dining Room celebrates Central Otago's finest ingredients with modern flair. From hearty meats to the freshest seafood, each dish is meticulously crafted to showcase the region's finest ingredients. At True South Dining Room, we're passionate about creating memorable dining experiences that delight the senses and bring people together over exceptional food.

Don't Miss Out: Experience an unforgettable evening of fine wine, gourmet cuisine, and high fashion. Limited seats are available. Reserve your spot now!

Quartz Reef Residential Package: $415.00 per person

One night’s stay in a Lakeview Hotel Room with comp upgrade to Executive Lakeview Hotel Room (subject to availability)
Two tickets to dinner
Breakfast for two next morning

Late check-out of 12 PM midday

Additional ‘Bed and Breakfast’ nights of $495.00 per night

Please contact our Events Team via events@therees.co.nz for more details.

Event Date

22 June 2024

From: 06:00 PM to 11:00 PM


True South Dining Room

Physical Address

377 Frankton Road

Queenstown, 9300

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  • Price Info: $185 NZD + BF via Humanitix
  • Min Age: 18