The Hotel Britomart Announces Paritua Joins Winemaker in Residence Series

The Hotel Britomart Winemaker in Residence series are bi-monthly wine events to learn more about and meet some of New Zealand’s greatest winemakers and wine estates, hosted by Fine Wine Director, David Nash.  Following on from the success of our previous wineries being The Landing Wines and Man O’ War, Akitu Wine and our Chardonnay Masterclass, the next to be showcased within the series is Paritua.

Join critically acclaimed Hawkes Bay winemaker Jason Stent of Paritua vineyard and winery and The Hotel Britomart’s fine wine director David Nash for the exclusive release and celebration of 10 vintages of Paritua’s iconic red wine, 21:12.

At our two Winemaker in Residence events, Jason will be sharing the decade-long journey to creating this wine. As well as tasting the 2020 21:12, which will be released at the event, Jason will also take a deep dive in Paritua’s wine library, tasting some of their most celebrated vintages from large-format, estate-cellared bottles.

“Paritua is a Hawkes Bay winery that has steadily grown in stature over the past decade and certainly has a place on my watch list of rising stars.”
— Bob Campbell MW, March 2020.

Two events are being hosted, the winemakers taster, held in kingi on Wednesday 31st May and the winemakers dinner, held in The Libraries on Thursday 1st February.

Paritua Winemakers Taster at kingi
Paritua winemaker Jason Stent and fine wine director David Nash will host a casual standing, free-flowing tasting of the very best vintages of Paritua 21:12 – including the new release of 2020, and their current release estate wines – matched with delicious bites created by kingi Head Chef, Uelese Mua.

Wednesday 31st May | 6pm
• Selection of kingi canapes
• Paired with Paritua 21:12, new release of 2020 and Paritua estate wines
• $69 per person.

Paritua Winemakers’ Degustation Diner at The Libraries
Hosted by Paritua winemaker Jason Stent, The Hotel Britomart fine wine director David Nash and The Libraries head chef Andrew Lautenbach, this five-course degustation expertly matches some of the very best vintages of Paritua 21:12 — including the new 2020 release — with the best of New Zealand sustainable produce in dishes crafted by Andrew and the culinary team at The Hotel Britomart. The evening includes a special taste of wines from large-format bottles that have been cellared at the winery since bottling.

Thursday, 1st June | 6pm
• Five course degustation dinner
• Paired with Paritua 21:12, new release of 2020 and Paritua estate wines
• $199 per person.


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About The Hotel Britomart
In the two years since opening on 1 October 2020, The Hotel Britomart has been locally and internationally recognised as a sustainable hospitality success story, winning more than 20 awards for design, architecture, hospitality and sustainability.

The opening of The Libraries, in March 2021, was an early milestone. “There are very few event spaces like The Libraries in Aotearoa – beautifully refurbished heritage spaces that are a celebration of New Zealand art, craftsmanship and design, where world-class food and wine can be enjoyed,” says Clinton Farley General Manager.

About kingi
kingi (short for kingfish) is a restaurant that offers fresh, locally sourced food in thoughtful, approachable ways. Located just steps from The Hotel Britomart lobby on the ground floor of the heritage Masonic Building (which has been refurbished as part of The Hotel Britomart project), kingi introduces guests at the hotel to the city, and welcomes Aucklanders with an easy-going warmth that tells them it’s their place too. Open for everything from early-morning coffee to drinks, snacks, aperitifs and fuller plates at night, kingi also offers The Hotel Britomart guests selected items as a room service menu throughout the day.

About Collection by TFE Hotels
The Hotel Britomart is an affiliate of TFE Hotels under the Collection by TFE Hotels brand. The Collection by TFE Hotels represents beautiful hotels hallmarked by authenticity and provenance, each designed with individual character and charm. With a collection of properties that encompass striking design, customised service and attention to the individual such as The Calile Hotel Brisbane, Melbourne’s The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins and Hotel Kurrajong Canberra. The Hotel Britomart embodies these concepts while remaining proudly a product of its unique location.