The team at Camp Glenorchy has partnered with Grant Taylor, founder of Valli Vineyards, and Hannah Miller, the founder of A Lady Butcher, to bring you a 2-day interactive weekend workshop, as seen on the New Zealand Herald.
Enjoy the superb hospitality and comfort of Camp Glenorchy whilst gaining some insight and skill from your talented hosts – Grant & Hannah.
This workshop has been designed for food and wine lovers who are looking for a unique hands-on experience with passionate professionals that will lead you on a gastronomic journey.
The Pasture and Pinot Workshop includes:
|Two night's accommodation for two at Camp Glenorchy|
|Lamb Masterclass and snacks with Hannah|
|Meals with wine match: lunch, pre-dinner platters, dinner, and dessert, guided by Grant and Hannah|
|“A journey in Pinot” wine tasting session with Grant|
|Charcuterie tasting with wine match guided by Grant and Hannah|
|Cooked breakfast and a continental breakfast buffet|
|Arts and sustainability tour on Sunday morning, or|
|Speak to us to check for a range of tour and activities available|
|Late checkout at 12 pm|
Friday 10 - Sunday 12 September 2021
Friday night arrival. Event starts at 10 am on Saturday and ends at 1 pm on Sunday - limited spaces available
Grant and Hannah will be your hosts and guides for the weekend and look forward to welcoming you at 10 am on Saturday to start your weekend's journey! Your hosts will be taking you and your fellow participants through hands-on workshops throughout the day
Hannah is a font of all knowledge when it comes to meat and she is excited to share her knowledge with you. In this lamb masterclass Hannah will demonstrate how to butcher lamb cuts and give you hints and tips on how to cook and prepare this delicious meat. She will be there to guide you and answer questions along the way in this informative morning cooking class.
The workshop takes place in our spacious and fully equipped, modern kitchen. Where you will learn the cuts of lamb, how to prepare them, some basic butchery, and the cooking methods and styles that work best.
Guided Wine Tasting
After a beautiful lunch in the Homestead Dining Room you will be joined by one of New Zealand's most awarded winemakers Grant Taylor. His enthusiasm for the world-famous Central Otago Pinot Noir grape is truly infectious. Enjoy an afternoon and experience 'A journey of Pinot' with this interactive wine session where you will enjoy a guided tasting of the award winning Valli Wines.
The wine tasting takes place in our stunning homestead which has beautiful mountain views and is the perfect place to sit back relax and learn all about this stunning New Zealand wine.
Lunch, Charcuterie Tasting, and Dinner with Wine Match
We have included all meals for the duration of the masterclass. Rest assured that you will be well fed all weekend, and have some delicious wine to go with every meal. Hannah will prepare some snacks for you in between the lamb masterclass, and you will have a wine match for every meal after that: lunch, afternoon charcuterie tasting, pre-dinner platters, and dinner. You’ll explore flavour and taste combinations and match your favourite wines throughout the meals.
Finish the day on a sweet note with a cheese board matched with a glass of Riesling by the fireplace.
After a great night's sleep, Sunday morning starts with a delicious cooked breakfast prepared by Hannah with the special Lady Butcher lamb bacon. Continental breakfast items will also be available on the buffet.
Then you have time to either join an Arts and Sustainability tour around Camp Glenorchy with our Camp Host and Nicole, who participated in the creation of the stonework around the Camp, or go on a guided tour up to Paradise Trust, where you will see some of the high-country farms in the area, and the majestic views up the valleys.
Friday 10 September
Arrive at Camp Glenorchy and enjoy a delicious dinner created by NZ renowned chef Pete Gawron,
Saturday 11 September
8am Continental, homemade breakfast buffet served with fresh yoghurt, breads and homemade jams
10am Morning tea is served
10.30am Meet your hosts: Camp Glenorchy team, Hannah Miller and Grant Taylor
11am - 11.45am Butchery demonstration with Hannah
11.45am - 12.30pm Cooking class and snacks
12.30 Lunch is served
2pm - 3.15pm "A journey in Pinot" tasting session with Grant Taylor
3.15pm - 4pm Pinot, Pancetta & Prosciutto tasting with wine match guided by Hannah and Grant
4pm - 6pm Time at leisure to explore the Glenorchy village, or take a rest after so much delicious food and wine
6pm - 6.30pm Pre-dinner platters and drinks by the Scheelite Campfire Shelter
6.30pm - 8.30pm Shared-style dinner and wine match in the dining room
8.45pm Cheeseboard and wine match
Sunday 12 September
8am Continental breakfast buffet and Hannah's cooked breakfast served in the dining room
9.30am - 10.30am Arts and sustainability tour at Camp Glenorchy, or
10am - 1pm Guided tour around Paradise, with transportation included (weather dependant)
12pm Late checkout from Camp Glenorchy if not joining the Paradise tour
Meet your hosts
Grant is one of New Zealand’s most awarded winemakers, earning a string of gold medals and trophy accolades throughout his long career. However, none surpasses winning the trophy for ‘Best Pinot Noir’ at a major International Wine Competition in London an unprecedented four times – a feat achieved by no other winemaker in the world.
Grant established Valli in 1998 after eighteen years of winemaking experience in the USA, Australia, France, and New Zealand.
Hannah is from Oregon (USA). She went to The Culinary Institute of America to train as a chef and it is there where she first heard about nose-to-tail dining. Hannah started her journey with butchery whilst working at the Paternoster Chophouse in London, where she's learned all things "nose-to-tail" and fell in love with the whole process. As a lover of meat and passionate consumer of it Hannah’s company “A Lady Butcher” came out of a desire for better charcuterie (cured meats) in New Zealand.
Prices and Inclusions
Workshop + Eco Cabin Bedroom with ensuite
Ideal for couples or two friends travelling together. Our eco-cabins ensure quiet, warmth and comfort throughout the year.
Designed in a beautiful rustic rural style, each cabin offers a super king or split single beds, ensuite bathroom with walk-in rain shower, heated floors, a covered outdoor verandah, electronic key card access and free wi-fi. This option includes accommodation at an eco cabin bedroom with ensuite and the workshop inclusions
Price for 2 nights
$1,329 for two people
Add an extra night for $179 (usually $235)
Extra night includes continental breakfast
Premium Eco Cabin Bedroom with ensuite
Ideal for couples looking for an extra special experience. Our premium eco-cabins offer the ultimate in elegance and charm, with deluxe natural-fiber linens, unique decor & original artworks by New Zealand artists. They come with super king beds which cannot be split, ensuite bathroom with walk-in rain shower, local artworks, tea and coffee facilities, mini-fridge, heated floors, a covered outdoor verandah, electronic key card access and free wi-fi.
This option includes accommodation at a premium eco cabin bedroom with ensuite and bath, and the workshop inclusions.
Price for 2 nights
$1,489 for two people
Add an extra night for $220 (usually $315)
Extra night includes continental breakfast
Glenorchy is nestled between two stunning mountain ranges, a glacier-clad peak, and two rivers—the Dart and the Rees—which braid together to form the headwaters of Lake Wakatipu. One of the most beautiful places in New Zealand.
Enjoy a food and wine immersion while experiencing the award-winning facilities and accommodation at Camp Glenorchy Eco Retreat, one of the 100 World's Greatest Places according to TIME Magazine 2019.
Make the most out of your time in Glenorchy
There is so much to do in Glenorchy. Reconnect to nature, go out on an adventure in one of the many tracks around the area, join us for an in-house yoga class, visit an animal farm, go on a scenic flight, or simply relax! Camp Glenorchy is perfectly located in the heart of Glenorchy, only a short walk from the lake and the famous red shed.
Our team is happy to advise and book activities for you so you don't need to worry about a thing. Take a look at our experience page and find out what you can do here in Glenorchy. Contact us for more information or to book.
A Light Footprint Experience
By choosing to stay at Camp Glenorchy, you will be making a good choice for the planet and also supporting the local community. Camp Glenorchy has been built to one of the highest standards of sustainability in the world, and has recently been certified as Net-Positive Energy, Net-Positive Water, and recognised for its spaces which reflect Beauty. All of the profits from Camp Glenorchy go to the Glenorchy Community Trust and benefit the local community.
We love to share our story with our guests and get them involved. Join us for an Arts and Sustainability tour at Camp Glenorchy and to find out more about our sustainability features and our local and international art which is spread throughout the grounds.
In your room, you will also have a tablet controller, where you can see how much energy and water you could save by changing the length of your shower or your room temperature - go you, eco warrior!
Our family stayed at Camp Glenorchy in one of the cabins at the end of December. A spectacular location and impeccable attention to detail makes this an amazing place. Our rooms were beyond comfortable (and good value for the $$), the staff was outgoing and helpful and the entire facility is...
Tom N, Portland, Oregan