THEOXFORD John Forrest

WHO: The Oxford & John Forrest Collection Wine
WHAT: 5 course degustation dinner with wine match
WHEN: 6:30pm Thursday 11th September 2014
COST: $95 per person with wine match
BOOKING: Essential, book now to avoid disappointment
(Menu subject to change without notice. allergies catered for with prior notice)

Forrest Wines have vines all over the country, and they produce three different wine brands under the Forrest name. John Forrest Collection is the best of the best. Some of you will be familiar with their wines, those who have already tasted the Forrest Pinot Gris, and John Forrest Collection Waitaki Chardonnay with us.

The Menu

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WHO: The Oxford & Winemaker Matt Swirtz
WHEN: Wednesday 16th September 2015 (Was Wednesday 8th July)
COST: 5 courses with 5 wine tastings $110
BOOKING: Essential, book now to avoid disappointment. (We only have limited spaces for this event, and it will fill fast so please get in early.)
MENU: THE OXFORD - Gibbston Valley Wines.pdf

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Join the Gibbston Valley winemaker Matt Swirtz as he presents their award winning wines. A real treat with some single vineyard and small production wines being served. Gibbston Valley wines are the most popular wines on The Oxford wine list. Come and try a few different ones.

*As a polar blast was forecast-ed, the Winemakers regretfully decided to postpone the event at the Oxford. from 8th July to 16th September 2015

FORREST DoctorsWHO: The Doctors & Forrest Wine Dinner - Dr John Forrest Presents His ‘Alternative Wine Varieties’
WHEN: Wednesday 19th August - 6:30pm
COST: 5 courses with 5 wine tastings $85
BOOKING: Essential, book now to avoid disappointment 
(We only have limited spaces for this event, and it will fill fast so please get in early. No groups larger than 8 people please.)
MENU: THE OXFORD - John Forrest Menu 2015.pdf

After the huge success of our first John Forrest Collection dinner. Dr John Forrest himself has requested another dinner! Dr John Forrest is one of the most interesting and knowledgeable winemakers in new zealand who does not shy away from taking risks and trying something different - and then pulling it off. He will be here to showcase some of these unique wines matched with chef Michaels Dorans signature simple confident flavours.

WHO: Moa Brews & Blues with Josh Scott and LIVE music!!!

WHEN: 5pm-late, Friday 23rd October 2015


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Josh Scott will be here from Moa Brewing Company and we will have live music from the blues band Blueshounz featuring Judy Berry. Josh Scott established Moa in 2003 and was one of the pioneering founders of the recent craft beer movement in New Zealand. Josh has almost a lifetime of home-brewing experience (beginning at the age of 13). When Josh returned home from overseas he was able to use knowledge and techniques learned while studying and winemaking in Sancerre (France) and Napa Valley (US) to create a New Zealand first by employing methode traditionelle techniques in Moa’s brewing. This, in conjunction with Josh’s focus on structure, texture, balance and drinkability, gives Moa its distinctive winemaker’s spin on beer.

TICKETS: $60 gets you 6 Moa beer tasters (100mls each) and 5 beer food matches. Live music all night. Limited tickets will go on sale at The Oxford from 9th October. Please note: this event will be a casual bar style set up, not a seated event, we are moving out the tables and putting in bar leaners, and not reserving tables so it will be a first come first served.

Our special event Menu is coming soon!

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WHO: Ostler Wine Maker Dinner with Jim Jerram
WHEN: 6:30pm Wednesday 25th May 2016
RESERVATIONS: Please call: 03 688 3297

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RESERVATIONS: Please call: 03 688 3297
VISIT: Cnr George & Stafford St (152 Stafford St) Timaru
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Ostler Vineyards is a boutique producer of wines of distinction in the South Island’s Waitaki Valley. From select and hand-tended vineyards they produce memorable cool climate wines: Pinot noir, Pinot gris and Riesling. It’s all about terroir.

  • Growing grapes in the Waitaki Valley – New Zealand’s newest premium wine region.
  • Limestone-based soils.
  • Uncompromising standards of sustainable ultracool-climate viticulture.
  • Passionately producing wines of elegance and balance; 'wines of subtlety, complexity and specificity of place'.

'38 million years in the making' The wine-making is carried out with as little intervention as possible by Jeff Sinnott using the traditional techniques of Burgundy and Alsace, with subtle use of oak. Learn more here:

Our special event Menu is coming soon!



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Oxford Food And Wine Club (o.f.a.w.c) commenced in March 2014. Members can get cash rewards to use back in the restaurant. Everytime you come in, you get your kickback. You also receive newsletters to keep you up dated as to what is happening in the restaurant. Including invites to our dinner and wine nights, with guest hosts. To become a member just 'Join our mailing list', on our website and we will be in touch soon.

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