Nothing marks the start of summer like a crisp glass of blush pink rosé.
When it comes to sipping on our favourite warm weather wine, The Hunting Lodge are no stranger to perfecting what it takes to make a seriously drinkable bottle of rosé.
Yet this season, the team thought they'd do things a little differently. In a bid to seek out the perfect rosé blend, The Hunting Lodge decided it was about time to take their quest to the people – employing the help of 500 Kiwi wine-enthusiasts.
The idea was simple. Wine-lovers around the country were invited to head online, secure their very own Crowd Blend wine-blending kit, and curate their own blend of rosé, using three distinctly different yet equally delicious rosé blends from The Hunting Lodge to perfect their rosé game.
Participants were encouraged to send in their composition for winemaker Pete Turner to consider ahead of creating The Hunting Lodge 2017 Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé – just in time for summer. Budding blenders shared their efforts via social media, in a bid to win an incredible private dining experience for a group of 20, valued at more than $3000. Come Sunday, October 15, the beloved Kumeu-based winery will reveal their 2017 blend during an unmissable launch event.
To celebrate the Crowd Blend and mark the launch of their new 2017 Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé, we're offering one lucky Dish reader and a friend the chance to head along to this sold-out wine-lovers' event.
Our winner will enjoy a first taste of the new rosé release, alongside delicious food and drink offerings from the team at The Hunting Lodge.
This competition has now closed.