New Zealand Wines Paired Experience

New Zealand Wines Paired Experience
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New Zealand Paired Experience with Winemaker Helen Morrison
Tuesday, July 25th 7:00 - 9:00 pm

$29 in advance ($35 at the door)


Join Helen Morrison, Marlborough winemaker, for a one-of-a-kind paired tasting experience featuring five (5) extraordinary New Zealand wines paired to perfection with regional recipes inspired by Villa Maria’s Vineyard Cafe and created by our own executive Chef Patric. 


Tasting Menu:*

First Flight
Villa Maria Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc  
paired with Herbed Goat Cheese & Pistachio Truffle
Second Flight
Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Gris
paired with Sea Scallop with Sweet Corn Risotto
Third Flight
Esk Valley Chardonnay
paired with Pork Belly Flatbread with Caramelized Onions
Fourth Flight
Villa Maria Pinot Noir
paired with Roast Duck Hash with Pickled Blueberries
Fifth Flight
Esk Valley Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon
paired with Braised Beef Short Rib with Melted Leeks & Ricotta Potato Cake
*Special dietary requests must be made 48 hours in advance of event*
About Villa Maria & Esk Wines:

Founded in 1961 by George Fistonich, Villa Maria is an icon of the New Zealand wine industry, known for bold and industry-changing moves such as moving to 100% screwcap through to the emphasis on sustainable practices in every area of the family owned company.

Situated in the north of New Zealand’s picturesque Hawkes Bay, Esk Valley Estate is a boutique winery famous for its hand-crafted, premium wines, uncommon techniques and passion. The people at Esk Valley are as important to the wine-making process as the vines and the high quality grapes they produce. 

About Helen Morrison:

Helen Morrison’s passion for wine led to her graduation as the top female student from her Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology program in 2005.

Having joined Villa Maria’s Marlborough team in January 2014, Morrison is thrilled to be working for such an iconic and award-wining winemaking family focused on sustainability and environmental responsibility.

Morrison has lived in Marlborough since 2006 and her passion extends outside the cellar. Morrison has been involved with wine judging in the New Zealand wine show system since 2008, progressing from associate to senior judge in 2012. She has also been on the Marlborough wine options committee for several years and hosts regular wine club tastings.

Wine Experiences Defined:

Wine Dinners:
Our wine dinners include a full meal composed of multi-course culinary creations inspired by winery or family recipes, complementary wine pairings, insight into the preparation of the dish and selection of the wine, and educational commentary from the winemaker and winery representatives. 

Paired Experience:
Our paired experiences include a tasting of multiple flights of wines with a common theme, paired with complementary Chef’s small plates for an introductory taste of our cuisine and insight into the winery from the perspective of the winemaker and winery representatives. 

Bar Tastings:
Our bar tastings feature a careful selection of wines along with complimentary house nibbles such as cheese, charcuterie or truffled popcorn.


This tasting will be held at Vino Venue, home of Atlanta Wine School, located at:

4478 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338

View a map of our location.