Sparkling: The Story of Champagne
6.30pm Sunday 8 August
Discover the story of champagne with this special movie screening hosted by the winegrowers of Matakana.
Join Matakana Winegrowers in the Matakana Cinema foyer, for a glass of local wine, followed by tastings from a selection of Matakana vineyards. Then we’ll adjourn – glass in hand – to the magnificent cinema for the feature-length documentary Sparkling: The Story of Champagne.
Narrated by Stephen Fry, Sparkling is a love letter to the joys and pleasures of the world’s favourite celebratory beverage. From Churchill to Marilyn Monroe and James Bond, leading wine writers uncover the history, the stories and the glamour behind the global love affair with champagne.
The lighthearted film visits the Queen’s vineyard at Windsor and features the cellar masters, winemakers and executives of many of the most renowned Champagne houses, including Pol Roger, Pommery, Piper Heidsieck, Tattinger, Dom Perignon, Veuve Cliquot and Louis Roederer, as well as Jay-Z’s Armand de Brignac and Brad Pitt’s Fleur de Miraval.
Tickets $40 per person and include a glass of methode on arrival and wine tastings with the vineyard owners of the Matakana Winegrowers Association.