Hunter Gatherer Cheese & Wine Experience

What to do in Hawke’s Bay? If you love food, wine & especially cheese then this is an unmissable, unique experience.  

You will meet up with world expert and international cheese judge Juliet Harbutt at Black Barn winery for a tasting. Then decamp to Juliet’s home, above the winery, where she will talk and taste you through Hawke’s Bays’ finest wines, best beers and newest ciders matched with New Zealand’s best artisan cheese followed by a delicious seasonal lunch.

Accompanied by artisan bread, edible wild flowers from Juliet’s garden and seasonal fruit & vegetables, this is a degustation you won’t want to end. Hilarious, illuminating and sometimes even life-changing. In a career spanning more than 3 decades Juliet has converted 100’s of non-believers into cheese addicts.

So for a truly unique experience and maybe the first step to become a cheese expert, call or email Juliet now.

  • Each tasting is private, just for you there are no scheduled tastings

  • You will need to make your own way to Black Barn Winery then on to Juliet’s home 79 Black Barn Rd above the winery

  • 2 - 17 people [or up to 150 at another venue]

  • The tasting takes about 3 hours so ideally 1200-1500 or light supper 1630-1930

  • Minimum 18 hours notice, preferably more than 3 days

    PRICE   $335 for 2 people; $100 for each additional person

Ideal for fun, tourists, Corporate Entertainment, Team Building or Private Parties … 

For more information or to book email
or call Juliet on +64 210 747 856
and talk it through.