Last night at our winemaker’s dinner at the (wonderful) Engine Room in Auckland. Pictured is Winemaker Nicholas and Natalia our host. The food was beautiful, matched with real understanding to our wines. Special mention to the Middle Eastern Lamb Shank salad and Harrisa which, when teamed up with our Black Estate Pinot Noir 2010 made it sing. The spice and rich warmth of the lamb, and the dry length of the harissa highlighted silken texture, deep fruit and fine tannins in the glass. Good times on a wintery Monday night. More photos here at @caroswines .