All aboard the Chardonnay Express

Event marks International Chardonnay Day.

Event marks International Chardonnay Day.

Picture by Rebecca Grunwell

Ash Thorpe and Gabriella Marriot (above) prepare to board the Wa165 steam train at yesterday’s Chardonnay Express event, which 125 people attended.

The steam train ferried passengers from the port to Muriwai, where they were treated to chardonnay tasting stations, live music and delicious grazing boards.

Organisers said 10 winemakers from the Gisborne Classic Chardonnay Group were on hand to provide information to guests about each drop of wine.

The Express was part of The Chardonnay Affair to mark International Chardonnay Day (yesterday in New Zealand).

The Chardonnay Affair continued today with The Long White Lunch — a white wine and white dress event —at the Black House at Wainui.

Ash Thorpe and Gabriella Marriot (above) prepare to board the Wa165 steam train at yesterday’s Chardonnay Express event, which 125 people attended.

The steam train ferried passengers from the port to Muriwai, where they were treated to chardonnay tasting stations, live music and delicious grazing boards.

Organisers said 10 winemakers from the Gisborne Classic Chardonnay Group were on hand to provide information to guests about each drop of wine.

The Express was part of The Chardonnay Affair to mark International Chardonnay Day (yesterday in New Zealand).

The Chardonnay Affair continued today with The Long White Lunch — a white wine and white dress event —at the Black House at Wainui.

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