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Grape OR Grain OR BOTH! Degustation Event



Choose a glass of wine or beer, OR YOU CAN CHOOSE a glass of wine and a glass of beer to compare! SEE YOU THERE!


On arrival
The Ned Pinot Rose and/or Mcleods Longboarder Lager

Degustation Menu

1st course: Hands on!

Grilled fish wings, caramalised garlic infused olive oil, meyer lemon, panfried potato and leeks warm salad

Beer Match: Sawmill Xtra Pale Ale

Wine Match: Leefield Station Sauvignon Blanc

2nd course: Fragrant Spice

24 hour salt soaked confit duck, ginger, bok choy, hofun noodles, spring onion

Beer Match: Mcleods Pale Ale

Wine Match: Leefield Station Pinot Gris

3rd course: Hello Autumn

Pork belly, popcorn crackle, roasted parsnip mousse, garlic, pickled vegetables, Indian Pale Ale jus

Beer Match: Sawmill IPA

Wine Match: Leefield Station Chardonnay

4th course: Ragu

8 hour roasted lamb shoulder, pappardelle pasta, fresh herbs, coffee crumbs, pinot noir sauce

Beer Match: Sawmill Baltic Porter

Wine Match: Leefield Station Pinot Noir

5th course: Goodbye sweetie!

Preserved orange peel creme brulee, chocolate dipped biscotti 

 Beer Match: Mcleods Scotch Ale

Wine Match: The Ned Noble Sauvignon Blanc


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About 'The Ned' and 'Leefield Station Wines
Brent Marris is one of the most gifted and successful winemakers in New Zealand history . He created ‘The Ned’and  ‘Leefield Station’ wines with huge success. Enjoy the stories behind the wines and experiences from his 40 years of winemaking.A trip for 2 to Marlborough to stay at Leefield Station Estate

The trip itinerary consists of:

Flights Auckland to Blenheim for 2

Stay at the luxury Leefield Station Farmhouse 

Vehicle to explore the region

Fine dining at some of Marlboroughs top restaurants

A tour of Leefield Station vineyard and winery personally by the owner of 'The Ned' and 'Leefield Station' Brent Marris

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About Sawmill Brewery
Sawmill brewery based in  Matakana have had huge success recently.  At the brewers Guild Awards, Sawmill won the following: BEST Stout & Porter with the Baltic Porter and for BEST Wheat & other Grain beer division the Sawmill Weizenbock won Trophy.  Pretty smart stuff!

Visit Sawmill Brewery

Private brewery tour

A gourmet lunch

Tasting of the craft beer portfolio

A goodie bag

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About Mcleods Brewery
2014 saw the birth of Mcleods Brewery in Waipu and in 4 short years have accomplished amazing success. At the recent The Society of Beer Advocates  Annual Awards the BEER OF THE YEAR was Mcleods Paradise Pale Ale. WOW. It bet everything in NZ.

Visit Mcleods Brewery

Private brewery tour

A gourmet lunch

Tasting of the craft beer portfolio

A goodie bag