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Rendevous on the Chardonnay Express

May 29 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Celebrate International Chardonnay Weekend aboard the historic steam train WA 165 as you wind your way from Gisborne railway station through the countryside to Muriwai. The steamy train ride offers you the opportunity to connect with the clever winemakers who craft these delicious classic Chardonnays.

The train ride is pulled and shunted by the only surviving WA Class steam locomotive in the world. The train’s route passes many historical Gisborne sites and uniquely, in the Southern Hemisphere, crosses the runway of Gisborne Airport, as well as the restored and raised Waipaoa Bridge. Also fully and beautifully restored are the carriages that passengers are taken in. During the afternoon, enjoy acoustic music duo who have recently settled in rural Gisborne. We also have the amazing GEM Cuisine team serving up beautiful kai fusions to keep you going through your glorious Chardonnay tasting experience.

Dress – Wine Country Casual

Ticket includes: The Chardonnay Express, tasting card and brochure, a glass of bubbles, live music, a tasting of classic Chardonnays and catering by GEM Cuisine.

Tickets available NOW! – https://www.thechardonnayaffair.co.nz


May 29
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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