Meet the Winemaker

Get to know the real people behind the wine.

The Meet the Winemaker series is all about creating a direct connection between you and the wines you drink. 

There is so much that goes into every glass of wine we drink.  This industry is powered by the passion of individuals with a dream and a vision for making something extraordinary.  This monthly seminar series is an opportunity for wine lovers everywhere to learn more about the people and passions that make wine possible.

May Winemaker: Paddy Borthwick

Friday, May 21st @ 5:00PM PST $30

Paddy Borthwick is one of the Kiwi OGs, and famed winemaker of the Wairarapa Valley!  I am thrilled to be collaborating with him on this unique, 3-part virtual experience that allows us – over the course of one year – to join Paddy and learn about his process We are calling it Following the Vintage with Paddy Borthwick.

During this journey we will taste Paddy’s incredible wines, with a particular focus on two of his distinct wines – Left Hand and Right Hand Pinot Noir – following the wines from harvest through barrel selection and finally bottling.  An incredible way to delve into the evolution of a specific wine and all that goes into the process, while also tasting through a winemaker’s collection of various varietals.

Part 1: 2021 Harvest and the start of the Pinot Noir Journey
This seminar we will join Paddy in his barrel room and talk about the details of the recent harvest and the current 2021 vintage, as well as get a better understanding of Borthwick Vineyards. 

During the session as we talk with Paddy we will taste 3 Borthwick wines:
Paper Road CPR 2019
Paddy Borthwick Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Paddy Borthwick Pinot Noir 2019

Link to purchase wine coming soon!

These wines are NOT included in the class purchase price, but you will be able to purchase them from Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa!   You are, of course, welcome to join the seminar without the wine, but joining the tasting will give you the opportunity to indulge in and appreciate this incredible varietal.

This seminar is FREE for Vinolust Wine Lover & Explorer members!

Please be aware that we record all webinars and classes!  Recordings are made available to Vinolust members depending on membership type and status.  By registering for and participating in any Vinolust webinars or classes the participant is providing consent to being recorded.  We love your beautiful face, but understand if you do not want it to be seen on camera.   You can manage all video and sound settings from within your Zoom portal.  All classes and webinars have participant sound and video turned off initially by default, and these features must be activated by the participant. Cheers!