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Seminars and Speakers

The 2016 Master of Ceremonies will be announced soon.


Master of Ceremonies Sam Neill will launch the 29th Annual International Pinot Noir Celebration. He will make appearances throughout the weekend that will ensure your experience will be unforgettable.

Sam Neill, TWO PADDOCKS (Alexandra, Central Otago)

Also itinerant actor. Long standing interest in wine, particularly red wine, which accounts for his rude good health. Very proud of everything about Two Paddocks, and will bore you to death on the subject if you give him a chance. Don't. Has visions of a vast Two Paddocks Empire, but is usually better the next day. Plays cricket badly, also the ukulele. Pretends to be a fly fisherman. 

Sam is an active proponent of protecting and preserving New Zealand's precious natural resources. He is a member of the Sustainability Council of New Zealand, a trustee of the National Parks and Conservation Foundation, and a Patron for Waitaki First.