Art of Wine, the most unique and unmissable wine event,
will return in 2024 — watch this space for more information!
We bring together the visionary winemakers of tomorrow from 35+ cutting-edge artisanal producers with more than 100 wines under one roof, surrounded by New Zealand’s single greatest art collection. It is an all-encompassing cultural event attended by the country’s most prolific artists, musicians, media personalities, and you — the keen wine lovers, art aficionados and those who know how to celebrate life!
Tickets are only $75/person which grants you access to all wines available at the event, and no token system! This is split across two sessions from 1pm to 3:30pm and 4:30pm to 7:30pm. There's no better way to spend a Saturday than with a few good friends, tasting beautiful wines paired with inspirational arts.
Great Little Vineyards (GLV) in collaboration with Starkwhite Gallery and Gow-Langsford Gallery hosted its fifth annual portfolio tasting on October 7th, 2023, at the incomparable venue Shed 10. GLV is no ordinary wine merchant, and The Art of Wine is no ordinary wine showcase. This event brings together the visionary winemakers of tomorrow from the 35+ cutting-edge artisanal producers in the GLV portfolio under one roof, surrounded by art from some of New Zealand's greatest talents.
The Art of Wine is a dynamic journey through diverse and creative wines, hosted by the artisans who craft them. This makes The Art of Wine more than just a product showcase. It is an all-encompassing cultural event attended by the country’s most prolific artists, musicians and media personalities.
Great art and great wine are inextricably linked. The Great Little Vineyards philosophy is all about treating wine as an expression of people and place: a handcrafted product of talented producers and their efforts. The portfolio has been carefully curated and relationships with the winemakers fostered by former successful restaurateur, now managing director, Daniel Kemp over fifteen years in the business. GLV’s wines defy convention and embrace the experimental, the genre-defying, the unexpected and unexplored. No other wine merchant in New Zealand has embraced this philosophy so completely.
This event is not just about showcasing great wine. By hosting this diverse range of winemakers from New Zealand and across the globe, GLV exposes a huge range of products, styles and personalities. This also makes The Art of Wine an educational event, introducing the most cutting-edge wine production techniques, and the colourful characters behind them, to the public. This will include workshops and group discussions with winemakers, and opportunities to interact with wine differently: specific wines paired with specific artworks, and making use of different spaces and environments throughout the venue.
The Art of Wine is an immersive and engaging experience across all levels. GLV’s intention is to expand horizons and defy expectations in a wine market that too often favours characterless mass-production over expressions of real beauty and individuality.
The evocative and celebrated scenery of the Langhe is the backdrop to the history and activity of our small family business, founded in the far 1900. We are located in Diano d’alba, a small rural village, situated on soft, green hills. The geographic coordinates are important to know the peculiarities of a unique territory: the same peculiarities that Claudio Alario knows, owner and soul of the company. - Learn More/See Wines
Founded on a steep, iron-rich and elevated micro-block in 1998, Caiarossa cemented their reputation early when they pulled through their first vintage, the notoriously difficult heatwave year of 2003, with exceptionally well-balanced results. Since then, they have gone from strength to strength, skyrocketing to an unprecedented level of refinement for such a relatively new estate. Described by renowned critic James Suckling as one of his “go-to Super-Tuscans, because of their drinkability and complexity”, Caiarossa’s world-class quality has yet to correspond with the wine’s price. - Learn More/See Wines
Château le Puy
At Château le Puy we practice organic and biodynamic viticulture, a modern way of saying we tend to the vines just as our Grandfathers did; no chemical fertilizers, no herbicides and no artificial insecticides. During the harvests we take particular care ensure grapes are not crushed on their way to the winery. There is thus practically no oxidation before fermentation begins. We also avoid adding any extra yeasts or sugars. - Learn More/See Wines
With exacting qualitative and biodynamic practices, the vines have flourished and now yield results worthy of the estate’s proud tradition. To do justice to the quality of the grapes, we have built a state-of-the-art, gravity-fed winery. Our vintages bear the hallmark of our efforts; they are completely natural, yet elegant, refined and complex. Our label is Chêne Bleu, after a magnificent, venerable “blue” oak tree on the estate that symbolises the beauty and uniqueness of our vineyard and its wines. - Learn More/See Wines
Corofin and the Paterson family are inextricably linked through people and place. Corofin village on the river Fergus in County Clare Ireland was the home of Clifton House, residence of Marcus Joseph Paterson and his young family, prior to emigrating to New Zealand. The significance of Corofin as a spiritual home to the Paterson family has been recognised by every generation since Marcus and his family settled in Hawkes Bay in 1927. Home for Mike was a farm in the heart of the Waikato at Tauwhare — named Corofin. Learn More/See Wines
Margaret River, Australia
Cullen is a legendary, Margaret River Vineyard. Diana and Kevin Cullen were THE Margaret River pioneers back in the late 60’s. Kevin and Di Cullen planted a trial acre of vines at Wilyabrup in 1966 to form Cullen Wines. The encouraging results of this led to the planting of 18 acres of vines in 1971, including their first Cabernet vines. Daughter Vanya Cullen, took over the winemaking in 1989 and Cullen Wines has evolved into an estate specialising in single vineyard, premium quality wines. - Learn More/See Wines
Domaine de la Solitude
Rhône Valley, France
In more modern times, Domaine de la Solitude has been turned around by Florent Lançon, receiving numerous top accolades and being named amongst Jancis Robinson’s favourite Châteauneuf-du-Pape producers. The 86ha holdings are farmed without fertilisation, and the wines are destemmed, unfined, unfiltered and gravity fed, with grapes and plots vinified separately. The estate is also old enough that they have their own lieux-dit, ‘La solitude’, which has been farmed by the same family for 400 years. - Learn More/See Wines
Dosterras is all about producing quality wines in a boutique setup, striving to always take care down to the last detail. Taking what the terroir offers to convert it into memories with friends, family and people they love is their philosophy. Under the new ownership, Dosterras has been revived. This is why they have created Dosterras Naixement, a limited edition of 1,000 bottles per year accompanied by the artwork of Eduardo Recife (a Brazilian illustrator), who year after year, reflects in the label what happens during the harvest in the terroir, at the winery and in the lives from those who work there. - Learn More/See Wines
Waitaki Valley, North Otago
Our 3.5 ha, off-grid vineyard in the Waitaki Valley, North Otago, sits at the foot of tussocked mountains where they meet the flats of the Waitaki River as it makes its way from Aoraki/Mt Cook to the sea near Oamaru. What lies beneath this amazing natural landscape is also what makes us excited to be making wine here: strata of ancient limestone embedded with fossilized shells and undiscovered sea creatures, geological features which have seen North Otago recently recognised as a Unesco Global Geopark. - Learn More/See Wines
Finca Bacara & Ego Bodegas
Our wines are born from a creative process, both in their development as in their design. The D.O.P. Jumilla is located in the southeast of Spain, and is characterised by its large high-elevation plains and valleys. The climate of the region is sunny and arid, with little rain, no more than 300 litres per square metre per year. The average annual temperature is around 16 degrees. Winters are cold, dropping below zero degrees. Summers are hot, with temperatures often exceeding 40 degrees. - Learn More/See Wines
François de Nicolay
Our philosophy is a holistic respect for life that translates to balanced, healthy grapes with the capacity to produce vibrant, pure and seductive wines, so in 2005 we completely converted to biodynamic farming. We applied for certification with EcoCert and Demeter, which we received in 2011. The longer we continue farming in this way, we can see the difference in the vines. They grow differently; they seem more alive and healthy, and at harvest they are better balanced between acidity and aromas. - Learn More/See Wines
Yarra Valley, Australia
The Giant Steps wines have received global acclaim and established a strong reputation in restaurants and fine wine stores around the world. Since 2003 Giant Steps wines have collectively been awarded 34 trophies and over 100 gold medals at major international and domestic wine shows and has been named one of the Top 100 Wineries in the World by Wine & Spirits Magazine, US for each of the last six years. - Learn More/See Wines
Winemaker Toby Gillman discovered his passion for wine many years ago as a student, while pitching in voluntarily at a vineyard. In fact, he spent his first student allowance on a bottle of Matakana wine. Toby soon fell in love with the idea of making wine himself. He and his father John volunteered their labour at New Zealand’s iconic Providence vineyard. For the next decade, they spent their weekends receiving practical experience by day and educating their palates by night, when the winemaker would repay their labour with excellent dinners and bottles of wine from his cellar of rare French wines. - Learn More/See Wines
Gil Family Estates
Since 1916, when Juan Gil Jiménez had the winery built, only one clear idea has moved the following generations in charge of the same - Doing a good job and being prideful of the Juan Gil name and commercial trademark. Juan Gil Guerrero, a founder’s son, firstly, and then his grandson Juan Gil González, improved and consolidated the winery, applied the traditional knowledge of their job transmitted from parents to children. Nowadays, the fourth generation, linking the tradition with the technical revolution, is the one that enjoys the result of the work done by the predecessors. - Learn More/See Wines
Hans Herzog Estate
The Herzog families have grown wine in Switzerland since 1630. Hans Herzog is a graduate of the Wine University of Wädenswil, Switzerland, with a degree in viticulture and a master degree in winemaking, plus the experience of over 40 years as winegrower/winemaker. In 1994, Hans identified a unique piece of land bordering the banks of the Wairau River in Marlborough that would provide all the elements to continue with his tradition of leading the way with new grape varieties - Learn More/See Wines
The Domain Jean Milan and its 6ha of vineyards are situated in Oger, which is a Grand Cru village in the Côte des Blancs sub-region of Champagne. It has good claim to make the most focused and elegant wines from Chardonnay grapes. From the 1860`s the family was growing grapes for the negoce. As Henry Milan and later his son Jean, pressed the grapes for houses such as Krug and Veuve Clicquot, so they learned about making Champagne. - Learn More/See Wines
The House was founded in 1825 by the father & son duet François-Alexandre and Joseph Perrier. Joseph turned the establishment on “avenue de Paris” into a House of knowledge and expertise. His signature has been carried on by six generations from the same family, each one marking the House’s history and destiny differently. Result of the founders’ legacy and the successors’ ambitions, Joseph Perrier Champagne currently boasts several different “cuvées”, notably the famous Cuvée Joséphine. - Learn More/See Wines
Karikari Estate is New Zealand’s northernmost vineyard and winery set in the historical home of New Zealand’s internationally recognized wine industry. Nestled on Northland’s stunning Karikari Peninsula, the vineyard looks over the rolling coastal land of Carrington Farms, towards the very top of the far north of New Zealand. Karikari Estate captures the rich and unique characteristics of the vineyard and produces intensely flavoured and stylish award winning wines that will continue to captivate. - Learn More/See Wines
Created to celebrate diverse small-production vineyards around New Zealand, the Kemp Road series brings together great artisan winegrowers, whanau, history and the work of a professional artist in one beautiful package. Kemp Road wines are produced in close collaboration with the best artisan winemakers of New Zealand as one-off special edition releases of their favourite wines. - Learn More/See Wines
Lethbridge Wines grew from a friendship between Ray Nadeson, Maree Collis and Adrian Thomas. Back in the mid 1990’s we were busy establishing careers in science and medicine and shared a love of great wine which ultimately became quite an obsession. The afternoons sipping Burgundies were replaced by weekends searching for the perfect vineyard site and then by afternoons digging holes and planting vines. For two of us (Maree and Ray) the passion for wine drove us to a tree change, and in 2003 after 7 years of balancing careers in science and running a vineyard and winery, we made Lethbridge Wines our raison d'être. - Learn More/See Wines
Waipara Valley, NZ
Our small 2.2 hectare vineyard at the bottom of Weka Pass in the Waipara Valley was planted with Pinot Noir in 2003, with a tiny amount of Riesling added 4 years later. Our mission is to produce the best possible wines from this beautiful land in which we see so much potential - Learn More/See Wines
Hawke's Bay, NZ
Organised Chaos is so much more than just a wine label to me. It's kids, friends, family, work, play. It’s the highs and the lows, the good and the not so good. It’s Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. It’s growing grapes, it’s making wine, it’s working hard. It’s life. These wines are a celebration of the chaos that is, and a tip of the cap to the chaos that was. They are a reflection of the moments, inspirations and influences, of my journey throughout the world of winegrowing, organised into my personal expression of the wines that Hawke's Bay does best. Working with growers that share my passion and respect for the land, the Organised Chaos wines are a fresh, vibrant, and textural expression of a modern day Hawke’s Bay. #jointhechaos - Learn More/See Wines
Puriri Hills takes its name from the native puriri trees growing on the 93 acre property. The vineyard is set in green rolling hills southeast of Auckland, New Zealand, just outside of the village of Clevedon. There are three tiers of Bordeaux style reds: Estate, Reserve and the flagship “The Pope”. Judy also makes a serious Merlot Rose. Puriri Hills has a well-deserved reputation for making outstanding, rich and concentrated reds and received many accolades and recognition by Gourmet Wine Traveller, Robert Parker, Michael Cooper and Bob Campbell, especially the 2008, 2010 and 2013 vintages, the latter of which has received near-perfect scores. - Learn More/See Wines
Marlborough & Central Otago, NZ
Rock Ferry's philosophy is to make real wines which speak of their home and express the pure distinct flavours from organic estate vineyards in Marlborough and Central Otago. It’s the way we live. These are interesting highly enjoyable wines, which are immensely enjoyed by many customers and are some of our best sellers. Owned by Tom Hutchison and his wife Fiona, Rock Ferry employs the exceptional talents of winemaker Allan McWilliams who turns his skills to an extensive range of wines. - Learn More/See Wines
Kai Schubert and Marion Deimling, both Geisenheim University Viticulture & Oenology graduates from Germany established SCHUBERT WINES in 1998. Their dream had always been to set off around the world in search of the ideal place to plant and produce their true passion – Pinot Noir. After travelling through regions like Oregon, California, Australia and parts of Europe, it wasn’t until arriving in Martinborough in the Wairarapa region of New Zealand that Kai and Marion felt they had found what they were looking for. - Learn More/See Wines
Supernatural Wine Co.
Hawke's Bay, NZ
Supernatural Wine Co. is a producer of certified organic, naturally vinified, low sulphur white and skin-fermented white wines from a north-facing hillside estate in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. We obtained full organic certification with BioGro New Zealand in March 2015 and commenced biodynamic farming practices in 2015. We aim to make all of our wines as naturally as possible in order to produce true terroir driven wines. We use indigenous vineyard yeasts for fermentation, all of our wines are unfined and we do not filter our skin-fermented wines. - Learn More/See Wines
Waipara Valley, NZ
When Takahiro Koyama, owner winemaker of Takahiro K Wines came to New Zealand in 2003, it was to study Viticulture and Oenology at Lincoln University. He was offered to work with CP Lin at Mountford Estate as a cellar hand while he was a student at Lincoln. During his time at Mountford, Takahiro went overseas several times to experience different winemaking. First it was Weingut Keller in Rheinhessen, Germany in 2006 (Riesling) and then it was Au Bon Climat in Central Coast California in 2007 and 2008 (Pinot Noir/Chardonnay plus other varieties).- Learn More/See Wines
Waiheke Island, NZ
The Te Motu Vineyard’s story began in 1988 when the Dunleavy family procured 30 acres of prime “vineyard valley” and nourished it into a haven of premier wine. As one of the pioneers of the Waiheke wine movement, the family’s vision was clear from the outset: To master wines of the ‘Bordeaux’ style, comprised predominantly from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. In 1989 the first vines were planted. The first vintage of Te Motu was produced in 1993.- Learn More/See Wines
Central Otago, NZ
Grant Taylor’s name is synonymous with Otago Pinot Noir. As owner and winemaker, Grant has been crafting wines there since 1993 when the region was in its infancy with only 20 ha planted, (today there are over 1700). Grant’s accomplishments are well known in the wine world, he is possibly New Zealand’s most awarded Pinot Noir producer, credited with winning the Best Pinot Noir Trophy at a major International Wine Competition in London an unprecedented three times – a feat achieved by no other winemaker in the world - Learn More/See Wines
Von Winning Winery was founded in 1849, unique wines reflecting our vineyards in Ruppertsberg, Deidesheim, and Forst have been produced in our historic cellar. In 1907, Leopold von Winning, son-in-law of Dr. Andreas Deinhard, dedicated his life to creating top quality wines with respect to the outstanding vineyards in which he was allowed to work. He meticulously raised the quality of the wines to a new level and became founding member of VDP, an association of German premium wineries. His decision to work as gentle and close to nature as possible remains the overarching goal of today’s young and ambitious team led by Stephan Attmann. - Learn More/See Wines
McLaren Vale, Australia
The Yangarra philosophy is to produce wines from our single-vineyard estate, that reflect an authentic sense of place. The property is 170 total hectares, of which nearly 90 hectares are planted to vine. The remaining 80 hectares are preserved for native vegetation and wildlife and is intended to enhance the symbiotic relationship between the vines and their natural environment. Yangarra’s combination of rare geologies, moderate altitude, abundant sunshine and cool evening breezes make it perfect for growing varieties that thrive in the moderate maritime Mediterranean environments. - Learn More/See Wines
New Zealand’s first and only sake brewery, Zenkuro Sake is based in Queenstown. We produce a ginjo and junmai style of sake using only the finest polished sake rice and water sourced from the Southern Alps. The purity of our ingredients creates a fine sake, best enjoyed chilled as a healthy accompaniment to any meal. You can get your Zenkuro fix in New Zealand, London and now in Japan - Learn More/See Wines