Pedaling Pinot

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Plus quality time spent with award winning wine maker Grant Taylor from Valli wines. 

Ride along the Arrow and Kawarau Rivers taking in all the sights en route to the Gibbston Valley and the Valli vineyard where you meet Grant Taylor amongst his vines. He shares with you the reasons why he grows pinot grapes here and what’s special about the land and the varietal. Bike together through the vines to Kinross for a practical example of terroir by tasting and comparing pinot noir from his Gibbston and Waitaki vineyards.

A delicious lunch with Grant in the Kinross Wine Garden will be served with an accompanying glass of wine.

For obvious reasons there’s not too much wine drinking during the day, however your ride ends at The Winery in Arrowtown where you can compare more Gibbston wines in a relaxing atmosphere.

Riders depart Arrowtown at 11.30am on both Saturday and Sunday and return to The Winery at approximately 4.30-5.00 pm where you will receive a $20 tasting credit.

Numbers are limited.

Easy on trails terrain, with two crossings of the Gibbston Highway. Grade 2 with a cycling distance of 45km round trip. Includes food and wine on the ride. 

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