Sep 14, 2017

Wine Dinner - Marlborough Wines and Valdivia


Mozaic, is proud to bring together some of the young, dynamic names of repute in the wine world under one roof with our upcoming wine tasting and dinner at Zafran Spanish Restaurant. Organic wines that have travelled all the way from Walnut Block vineyard in Marlborough’s premium Rapaura sub-region of New Zealand through Valdivia wine importer in Hong Kong to finally reach Zafran’s table, will take centre stage.

Walnut Block, New Zealand

Walnut Block is an enterprise started in 2005 by two visionary brothers, Clyde and Nigel Sowman. With their experience and expertise in wine-making and the drive to do something different, the Sowman brothers have transformed their family vineyard, planted in 1996, into a booming business.

Today, Walnut Block is a well-known name in New Zealand and around the globe when it comes to organic wine making. With Clyde and Helen Sowman as the management and marketing front, Nigel with a degree in Viticulture and Oenology and fifteen years of experience in organic wine-making and the technical expertise in wine-making of Gordon Ritchie, Walnut Block successfully carved a niche in the fast expanding New Zealand winemaking industry. 

The brothers have successfully tapped into the soil properties of Marlborough’s Rapaura sub-region to produce a blend of fruit-intense wines that are unique to the region. Year after year, the vineyard has produced wines that have become the trademark of the company; ranging from the handcrafted flagship range The Nutcracker which includes Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir to a limited edition, Viognier to the Collectible Series of the fruit-driven Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Rose. The vineyards apart from being home to organic wine delicacies are also host to two five-star cottages which provide luscious views of the vineyard and a peek into the whole affair of organic winemaking. 

Valdivia Limited, Hong Kong

Since the Sowman brothers have always strived for excellence, their choice of international relations would also have to be nothing below the best. That is where Valdivia Limited comes into the picture. A company established in 1975, a family run business just like Walnut Block, Valdivia is now handled by the founder, Annelis Capelveneres’ daughter Claudia. Apart from being a pioneer Italian wine importer/distributor in Hong Kong, Valdivia carries wines from areas ranging from the Northern Alpine regions down to the sunny Mediterranean Islands as well as award-winning wines from Marlborough (New Zealand), Mendoza (Argentina), Kent (England), Elqui Valley (Chile) and Spain. Valdivia has also been operating a Wine Shop & Delicatessen, Castello del Vino, in Wan Chai since 1996.

Claudia got on board Valdivia in 1995 after graduating from University in London. She has since earned a reputation as a wine connoisseur and a business mind in wine distribution in Hong Kong. She has sat on many panels for wine-tasting and helped local Hong Kong restaurants form profitable wine lists. With her expertise in wine and the head of a businesswoman, Claudia has built on the label of Valdivia as being a forerunner in the market and now also Hong Kong’s oldest wine importing company.

Zafran Tapas Bar, Hong Kong

Zafran, a tapas bar and a Spanish restaurant with an urban yet earthy feel, is the perfect place for the coming-together of these young energies that have grown out of both tradition and innovation. The eclectic European restaurant, which describes itself as ‘urban vintage’, is guaranteed to compliment the international repute of both Valdivia and Walnut Block.

The restaurant has extensive experience in hosting events ranging from musical nights, seafood lunches to even la Tomatina, a fun tomato-based sport!

With a truly international dinner menu including Atlantic sardines to pair with the Sauvignon blanc, traditional Spanish potato tortillas to go with the Rose wine and grilled duck breast with the Pinot Noir, Zafran’s wide-ranging menu brings a unique partner to every variety of wine.

Clear your schedule for the evening of September 21, 2017 (from 7.30 pm onward). Prepare yourself for an evening that is world-class in every sense of the word.

¡ Te veo allí !


Mozaic, is happy to host an intimate wine dinner on September 21, 2017, from 7.30 pm onward for our members. The dinner will be held in a private room at Zafran, the Tapas Bar and Spanish Restaurant located Basement level, 43-55 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong.

Please visit our website: or our Facebook page:  under the events section to join. Non-members are also welcomed to join, please see the details on our Facebook page for reserving a seat.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!


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