The Rees Hotel Queenstown’s First True South Culinary Series Dinner of 2016

CROMWELL, Central Otago, New Zealand, 28 January 2016

The Rees Hotel Queenstown is delighted to announce its first True South Culinary Series Dinner
for the year will be held on 1 April 2016, partnering with Misha’s Vineyard Wines, one of New
Zealand’s top 20 producers.

Ben Batterbury, Executive Chef at The Rees Hotel who has been pairing food with Misha’s Vineyard wines for some years now, will bring his finely honed culinary skills to craft an eight course degustation menu from the best of Central Otago’s produce, to
complement a selection of eight exquisite wines from Misha’s Vineyard vintages. Ben, Executive Chef at The Rees since 2009, is a multi award winning culinary expert with a polished repertoire that includes French and English fusion recipes mingled with the flavours of New Zealand. Ben has a love of using supreme quality ingredients and seasonal Southern produce he personally sources from local producers wherever possible. To celebrate Misha’s Vineyards 10th vintage milestone, Andy and Misha Wilkinson, estate owners, and winemaker Olly Masters, one of NZ’s most acclaimed winemakers and judges, will delve into
their library stocks to showcase their entire range of wines, sharing the best varietal across 9 vintages. This stunning array of wines will include the first wine ever produced from their site, (which was never offered for sale), an array of wines that have won some of the highest international accolades and wines that have been designated ‘classic wines’ of New Zealand (see
wine list below).

The Rees Hotel & Misha’s Vineyard Culinary Series Dinner
Date: Friday 1st April 2016
Time: 6:30pm pre dinner drinks, 7pm dinner commences
Where: The Rees Hotel Queenstown’s True South Dining Room
Tickets: $NZ135 per person
The Rees Hotel Accommodation Package:
Including one night’s accommodation in an Executive Lake View Hotel Room, Misha’s Vineyard
dinner experience for 2 people, breakfast for 2 people, complimentary Wi-Fi and movies:
$NZ665.00 [Extra night/s: NZ$395 per room]

For bookings and enquiries ph: +64 3 450 1100 or email:

True South Dining room is one of only seven top tier NZ restaurants to receive the US
Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2015 and also in 2012, 2013 and 2014. April 1
Misha’s Vineyard Dinner at The Rees Queenstown: you’d be a fool to miss it!
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For further information please contact:

Misha’s Vineyard Wines Limited
Misha Wilkinson – Director/Owner Tel: +64 210 2200812 / +64 3 445 4456 Email

About Misha’s Vineyard Wines Limited
Misha’s Vineyard is located on one of the most spectacular sites in New Zealand at the edge of Lake Dunstan in the Bendigo sub-region of Central Otago. The sun drenched north-west facing terraces of the 57-hectare estate provide the optimal conditions for producing world-class Pinot Noir and a range of aromatic white varieties. The ‘no compromise’ philosophy behind Misha’s Vineyard wines require an exacting sustainable viticulture regime, hand-picking of the estate-grown fruit and considerate as well as minimalist winemaking methodologies. Under internationally renowned winemaker Olly Masters, the range of Misha’s Vineyard wines have won critical acclaim since their launch. Named as one of New Zealand’s Top 20 Producers by the prestigious Decanter (UK) magazine, the wines are now exported to more than 20 countries around the world.