Degustation Wine Pairing Evening at the Plough

Thursday 9th of July

The Plough & Feather is excited to announce our inaugural degustation wine pairing event.🍾🥂

Our talented team of chefs have combined with two rockstar wine brands to create a memorable evening that will heighten your senses.

We’ve had the pleasure of tasting the 5 stunning wines and our chef’s couldn’t be more excited to create beautiful dishes to match. Koyama wines have even thrown in some library stock in the mix to make the occasion extra special.

Five course degustation – $90pp
Wine matching, five courses – $25pp

On the night we are lucky enough to be hosted two very esteemed gentlemen who will guide us through the evening. Daniel Kemp (direct descendant of Charlotte & James Kemp), owner of Kemp Road wine Merchants and the owner and winemaker at Koyama wines, Takahiro Koyama.

Kemp Road Wines
Created to celebrate diverse small-production vineyards around New Zealand, the Kemp Road series brings together great artisan winegrowers, whanau, history and the work of a professional artist in one beautiful package. Kemp Road wines are produced in close collaboration with the best artisan winemakers of New Zealand as one-off special edition releases of their favourite wines.

Kemp Road Whenua 2009, Hawke’s Bay
Score: 94 ★★★★ – Bob Campbell
“A blend of cabernet, merlot and malbec with ripe berry, spice, plum and nutty oak flavours. Elegant wine that is showing the benefit of a little bottle age with integrated flavours and a pleasingly smooth texture. A stylish red that’s good drinking now but will continue to develop well.”

Koyama Wines
When Takahiro Koyama, owner winemaker of Koyama Wines came to New Zealand in 2003, it was to study Viticulture and Oenology at Lincoln University. He was offered to work with CP Lin at Mountford Estate as a cellar hand while he was a student at Lincoln.

After started working at Mountford, he went overseas several times to experience different winemaking. First it was Weingut (winery) Keller in Rheinhessen, Germany in 2006 (Riesling) and then it was Au Bon Climat in Central Coast California in 2007 and 2008 (Pinot Noir/Chardonnay plus other varieties) .

When he graduated from Lincoln in 2006 he became assistant winemaker at Mountford. In 2009, as he continued working at Mountford, he started to make his own wine and established Koyama Wines Limited. Grapes for Koyama Wines came from three local growers’ vineyards namely Williams’ (Pinot Noir), Pearson’s (Pinot Noir) and Tussock Terrace (Riesling).

In 2017 with investment from Japan, Koyama Wines Limited purchased Mountford Estate and now all Koyama wines are produced at Mountford except for Riesling Sparkling Brut and Brut Nature which were added to the list in 2018.

Pinot Noir 2014
“All I can say for certain is that Koyama is teetering on the edge of super stardom.” – Matthew Jukes, Acclaimed Wine Critic

Be sure to book early for this event as we are expecting a sellout. Please ring 09 4078479 to book your table

We look forward to hosting you on the night.


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