Symphony Nova Scotia partners with New Zealand Winegrowers for “New Zealand in a Glass” fundraiser

Event to feature more than 20 wineries, wine and food pairings, and live music from Rhapsody Quintet

Symphony Nova Scotia teams up with more than 20 New Zealand wineries on Tuesday, May 12 at 7:00 pm for “New Zealand in a Glass”, an exclusive wine tasting and fundraiser in support of Symphony Nova Scotia.

Happening in Pier 21’s newly renovated Kenneth C. Rowe Hall (1055 Marginal Road, Halifax), “New Zealand in a Glass” features more than 20 premium New Zealand wineries with over 90 wines. The event offers the opportunity to sample the wines, meet the New Zealand representatives, and try out food pairings at a number of food sampling stations.

Participating New Zealand wineries include:

  • Ara Wines
  • Astrolabe Wines
  • Auntsfield Estate
  • Babich Wines
  • Brancott Estate
  • Cloudy Bay
  • Elephant Hill
  • Kim Crawford
  • Marisco Vineyards Ltd.
  • Matua Wines
  • Monkey Bay
  • Mud House Wines
  • Nautilus Estate
  • Nobilo
  • Oyster Bay New Zealand
  • Saint Clair Family Estate
  • Schubert Wines Ltd
  • Soho Wine Co Ltd
  • Stoneleigh Vineyards
  • Villa Maria Estate
  • Waimea Estates
  • Whitehaven Wine Company Ltd

The evening also includes music from Halifax’s own Rhapsody Quintet, made up of Symphony Nova Scotia musicians Dominic Desautels (clarinet), Jennifer Jones (violin) and Shimon Walt (cello), along with David Langstroth (bass) and Diana Torbert (piano). A special highlight will be Symphony cellist Benjamin Marmen playing a piece of music on a set of Nova Scotian Crystal wineglasses.

All proceeds from the event, including an on-site auction, will go toward Symphony Nova Scotia’s education and outreach programs.

Tickets are $65 each, and each ticket includes a $25 charitable donation receipt. Tickets are available online here, at local NSLC stores, and through the Symphony office at 902.421.1300 ext. 230 or at [email protected].

For more details about New Zealand in a Glass, click here.

About Symphony Nova Scotia
Symphony Nova Scotia is Nova Scotia’s orchestra. Each year more than 50,000 audience members (including 15,000 young music lovers) join us in communities across Nova Scotia for performances of the music they love – from baroque and classical to pop and rock and folk. Under the inspirational leadership of Music Director Bernhard Gueller, Symphony Nova Scotia is one of the most broadcast orchestras in the country, with over 20 commercial releases and multiple East Coast Music Awards. Visit to learn more, listen online, or get tickets today!


For more information, please contact:
Heidi MacPhee
Director of Communications and Marketing, Symphony Nova Scotia
902.421.1300 x. 226
[email protected]