The Wine Project



We create an ancient and magic story as we tend the vines, crush the grapes, and ferment the juice. The Wine Project invites you into a world of intrigue and aroma, of ritual and revelry, of sex and power:

“This is a dance of joy you feel to the extreme, a drama you know in your soul, a dark secret they share that you won’t admit is yours.” Theatreview, Nelson, 2015

The Wine Project is the second work of 5 in Java’s Artisan Series

Artistic Director Sacha Copland began fermenting this new work in a French vineyard and now invites you to taste it.

Recently returned from an award winning Edinburgh season in 2016 sponsored by Urlar Estate.

Choreography by Sacha Copland

Live Music by Charley Davenport and Tristan Carter

Starring Emma Coppersmith, Sarah Gatzonis, Michael Gudgeon, Tristan Carter and Charley Davenport

Design by Meggan Rollandi

Photography by Tom Hoyle

Footage from The Wine Project



The first installation of The Wine Project was part of The Performance Arcade in Wellington 2014. The Creative development was supported by Creative NZ and STABLAB and premiered at the Festival of Colour in Wanaka