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Te Mata Wine Tasting

Te Mata Wine Tasting

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When:

  • Fri 16 Mar ’12, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Where:

Nosh Food Market, 422 Dominion Rd, Mt Eden

Restrictions:

All Ages

Website:

Nosh Food Market

Join Nicholas Buck as you experience a taste of Te Mata's leading wines and find out why they are one of New Zealand's top wineries. The workshop includes wine tasters, nibbles & tasting notes.

About the host... Nicholas Buck

Born into the wine industry, Nicholas tasted too many great wines at an impressionable age and has since been unwilling to consider any other career. A graduate of Massey University's Bachelor of Business Studies degree, Nicholas worked in wine retail and distribution within New Zealand before diving into the deep end of the UK wine trade in the mid-1990s.

Nicholas worked for a London-based wine importer and distributor whilst completing his Wine & Spirit Education Trust Diploma. During this period, he never declined an opportunity to taste his way through the wines of Europe. Continuing in London, Nicholas then began to import and distribute French wine for a group of 140 UK restaurants.

After two years of listening to restaurateurs discussing wine, Nicholas decided that he needed to get back to wine production. He spent the following vintage as an intern at Chateau Margaux before returning to Te Mata Estate. Since 2000, Nicholas has been responsible for all aspects of Te Mata's sales and marketing and was made a director of the company in 2003. In 2010, Nicholas became Chairman of Hawkes Bay Winegrowers.

Nicholas lives in Hawkes Bay with his partner, Florence, and their three children, Thomas, Aston and Lucie Belle.

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