Guide to New Zealand wine events…

January

Bridge Pa Wine Festival, Hawke’s Bay, 2020 date TBC

Eight wineries with bands, food and wine tastings for a day long event with buses between each venue.

Pegasus Bay Vine Run, Canterbury, Sunday 26 January 2020

Run, walk or amble for 6kms, 10kms or 18kms then picnic in the stunning beauty of the winery’s gardens. Fund raiser for NZ Brain Research Institute.

Book online here www.vinerun.co.nz/

 

March

GrapeRide, Forrest Estate, Marlborough, 2020 date TBC

Sip, savour and cycle at the annual Forrest Estate GrapeRide through Marlborough’s vines and further afield.

Book here www.graperide.co.nz/

May

Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon, 9 May 2020

Fly, ferry or drive then run, walk and enjoy wine in the vines afterwards in New Zealand’s biggest wine region.

Book here vineyardhalf.com/

 

July

Negociants Fine Wine Tour NZ, 2020 date TBC

Tasting of wines in the Negociants NZ portfolio from New Zealand and around the world. All wine is tasted in Riedel glassware. Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch events.

More details here www.negociants.com/nz/events

August

The Hancocks Tour, Tuesday 27 August, 2pm to 6pm, Eden Park Auckland

Taste Hancocks’ spirits, liqueurs and non-alcoholic drinks with winemakers, brewers and brand representatives. This is the 17th year of this annual tasting.

Book here www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/hancocks-tour-2019-tickets-64578862115

September

Hawke’s Bay Wine Celebration, 11 September 2pm to 5pm

Taste Hawke’s Bay wines at Harbourside Function Venue, Wellington.

Bookings: adele@hawkesbaywine.co.nz

 

Organic Wine Week, New Zealand 17 to 23 September

Why consuming organic is good for us and for the land around us. This is the second Organic Wine Week in New Zealand.

More information and events here www.organicwinenz.com/organic-wine-week

 

October

Sparkling wine fest’, Saturday 5 October 1pm to 5pm, Regional Wines, Wellington

Taste top bubblies from Central Otago, North Canterbury, Marlborough and the Wairarapa with food to match.

No bookings necessary.

November

International Sherry Week, Saturday 9 November 1pm to 5pm, Regional Wines, Wellington

Taste fino, Manzanilla, Amontillado and PX with food to match in store.

No bookings necessary.

Toast Martinborough, Saturday 17 November

Wine, food and music at the 28th annual Toast Martinborough wine, food and music festival.

Bookings here toastmartinborough.co.nz/

 

 

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