Zephyr Wines at the Carnival


Meet the Owner & Winemaker, Ben Glover, and taste his range of wines from Marlborough, New Zealand

Roll up, roll up, join us for a one-off evening of wine tasting and entertainment hosted by the winemaker himself, Ben Glover in the wonderful and lavish AIA Carnival VIP lounge. As one of New Zealand’s top-rated ‘Chief Winemakers’ you will be in good hands as Ben takes you through the wines from his Zephyr and Massey Dacta ranges.

Throughout the evening you will be able to sample six wines that Ben and his family produce, along with some light snacks and you can enter competitions to win more of Ben’s delicious wines.

After the tasting your ticket will gain you free entry into The AIA Carnival for more opportunities to win.

Details

Date: February 16th 2024
Location AIA Carnival VIP Lounge, Central Harbourfront (entrance via the Carnival)
Doors Open 6:45pm
Last Drop Poured 8:45pm
Price $150 per person
Hosted By Mr. Ben Glover, Owner and Winemaker
Reservations Via info@victoriawines.com.hk


Ticket includes:

  • Entry to the wine tasting in the AIA Carnival VIP lounge.
  • A selection of light bites; still and sparkling Antipodes premium mineral water.
  • Free entry to the AIA Carnival.


Attendee Benefits:

  • Exclusive pricing for home delivery orders made on the night.
  • Opportunity to get 10 AIA Carnival tokens with social media interactions.
  • An extra bonus of tasting Massey Dacta wines from the same family portfolio as well as one of the world's best mineral waters, Antipodes.

The Wines

A selection from Zephyr and Massey Dacta wineries
All from Marlborough, New Zealand

Massey Dacta Sauvignon Blanc 2022Zephyr Sauvignon Blanc 2022 / Zephyr Riesling 2022 / Zephyr Gewurztraminer 2022 / Massey Dacta Pinot Noir 2022 / Zephyr Pinot Noir 2021

Complimented by Antipodes still and sparkling mineral water.

The Venue

AIA Carnival VIP Lounge

A spacious venue, beautifully decorated with contemporary art and furniture, is a perfect location for tasting some of New Zealand's most expressive and elegant wines. Set against the stunning Hong Kong harbour the VIP Lounge offers comfortable seating inside and a large balcony too.

About Ben Glover

When it comes to professional wine people, Ben Glover is about as top-of-the-tree as it gets, in this country anyway. He has ‘Chief Winemaker’ and ‘Director of Winemaking’ titles from internationally acclaimed brands such as Wither Hills, Lindauer, Huntaway and Corbans on his resumé, and was most recently Group Winemaker for Accolade New Zealand, sourcing fruit from Hawke’s Bay, Waipara, Marlborough and Central Otago for brands such as Mud House. In 2016 he made the decision to leave his day job, to go live with the family wine brand, Zephyr.

Ben is a past Wine Marlborough committee member, chair of the Bragato Wine Show (New Zealand’s only single vineyard wine show) and was chair of Pinot Noir 2017 New Zealand, the world’s largest and most prestigious pinot noir event, held every four years in Wellington.

He was an inaugural Len Evans scholar in 2001 and has over 25 years of experience as a national and international wine judge, testimony to his dedication to quality wine – both as a winemaker and as an appreciative wine drinker.

About The Winery - Zephyr

The Glover family were one of the first to plant grapes on their farm in Marlborough’s Dillon’s Point sub-region in 1988. Nineteen years later, led by eldest son Ben, the family launched Zephyr, a range of single vineyard wines from the farm. The name Zephyr means ‘a gentle breeze’. Inspired by the prevailing wind that moderates their vineyards, it is the perfect fit for the Glover family. Never still, always on the go, always innovating and planning their next move on the farm, in the wines and with the family.

The family farm runs alongside Marlborough’s Opawa River and over four generations was home to a successful dairy operation. Owen Glover dedicated much of his life to developing a revered pedigree Friesian herd. But after realising his four children had no interest in getting up at 5:00am to milk cows, Owen and Wendy looked over the fence. Inspired by the pioneering efforts of some other Marlborough mavericks, they opted to swap out milk for wine, selling the herd and converting the paddocks to vineyard. They had a feeling their Dillon’s Point land had the potential to produce world class wine, and this new venture might mean an end to early mornings.

Today, rows of Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc have thrived in the fertile loam soils that provide Zephyr wines with lively aromatics, great depth of flavour and excellent structural longevity.

Zephyr wines are made in Ben’s trademark expressive style, elegant with personality. Ben has spent more than two decades making wine for some of New Zealand’s top brands, earning a reputation as one of the most talented and respected winemakers in the business.

See all our Zephyr Wines for sale here. See Massey Dacta Wines here.

T&C's

  • Tickets are limited and offered on a first come, first served basis.
  • Over 18's only.
  • We cannot guarantee you will win anything at the Carnival. Sorry.
  • This is a wine tasting, not a free pour so please consider this when we fill your glasses.