From today until 2 February, 600 of the most influential wine writers and industry experts from twenty countries, including Kiwi actor and winery owner Sam Neill, will gather in Wellington for the Pinot Noir NZ 2017 Celebration.

“I’m looking forward to reconnecting with Pinot affiliated friends from all over the world – always a colourful mix of fellow farmers, aficionados and revellers. It’s wine we’re celebrating, so there’s a tendency to have some fun along the way,” said Neill.

The event has taken three years in the making, and Ben Glover, chair of the Pinot Noir NZ Celebration, couldn’t have been happier with the results. “115 of our best Pinot Noir producers from all around the country have descended on the capital to show the world who they are and what they’ve got - the next three days will be epic,” he said.