Gibbston Valley Winery

Back in the House

By GUY WILLIAMS Nick Seymour feels like he’s just come out of rehab. Although he’s never actually been in rehab, that’s how Crowded House’s bass guitarist feels about his fortnight’s spell in quarantine last month. Fresh off the plane from Ireland, where he’s...

Electric atmosphere expected

By MATTHEW MCKEW It was a ride on a downtown Auckland bus that launched a journey of a lifetime, catapulting the line-up of Stellar* into the pop stratosphere. Andrew Maclaren still remembers that life-changing but modest trip. There was no limo, no...

Michael Hill … violinist

By BETHANY ROGERS Jewellery magnate Sir Michael Hill's first violin concert in almost a quarter of a century's a sell-out. Hill, his grandson Jacob, professional pianist Kinga Krupa and soprano Tamaki Iida will play two concerts next week in aid of...

Artful shredders

By MATTHEW MCKEW Old snowboards are being given a new lease of life as canvases for artists to get creative with and raise money for charity. For a third year running, NZ Shred has teamed up with the Queenstown Arts Centre...

Gambling big on wine tourism

Having plonked about $50 million into Gibbston Valley Winery, American Phil Griffith calls himself the poster-child for foreign investment in New Zealand. He talks to Philip Chandler just weeks after opening his long-awaited lodge and spa, and on the eve of...
World-famous singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette wings in to Queenstown this summer. The 43-year-old Canadian, whose chart-toppers include Ironic, Hand In My Pocket and You Oughta Know, headlines the next annual Summer Concert Tour at Gibbston Valley Winery on January 20. She shares...

Winery in lodge bid

Gibbston Valley Wines has lodged plans for a multi-million dollar boutique lodge and cottages complex. Designed by top Queenstown architect Michael Wyatt, the development features a central lodge with swimming pool and spa, 32 cottages in 16 buildings, and a...

Bonnie’s simply the best

Gibbston Valley Winery concert-goers didn't let cloud and rain dampen the spirits on Saturday. Welsh songstress Bonnie Tyler, known for her husky tones, opened the gig to chants of "Bonnie" from an eager crowd. She belted out classics Total Eclipse of...

Finn strips back for a cause

An African charity is pulling Neil Finn to Queenstown, away from his work on two new albums. The 58-year-old plays Gibbston Valley Winery tonight for So They Can, which helps poverty-stricken children and communities in Kenya and Tanzania. The legendary artist praises...
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