Wellington and Auckland home to big wine gig…

It’s being dubbed New Zealand’s largest wine tasting event and this year’s Winetopia debuts in Wellington following its regular Auckland outing in mid July this year.

The Auckland leg of the event runs at Shed 10 from 9 to 10 June before debuting in Wellington at Shed 6 from 14 to 15 July.

The 2017 programme features expert talks and tasting masterclasses presented by some of the country’s leading wine people, including Master of Wine Bob Campbell and Australian wine writer, Nick Stock.

“New Zealand boasts over 670 wineries, far too many for an average Kiwi to check out in one lifetime. We’ve created Winetopia to take attendees far beyond the well-known, behind the closed door of the vineyards and cellar doors of our beautiful country and into the minds of the people that make our world-famous drop,” says director Rob Eliott.

Singapore Airlines, the presenting sponsors will help visitors explore one of their lead destinations, France, with French vs NZ wine tastings and the chance for all event attendees to enter to win a return flight for two to Paris with Singapore Airlines.

Winetopia will be held in Auckland on 9 to 10 June and in Wellington for the first time on 14 to 15 July. There will be three sessions in each city; Friday from 5pm to 8:30pm, Saturday from 12pm to 3:30pm and 4:30pm to 8pm.
Tickets on sale at winetopia.nz 


Author: Joelle Thomson

I am a wine writer, author and educator... first bitten by a big buttery Chardonnay on a dark and stormy night in the 1980s and there was no turning back... Follow my tastings and join some too on this new site.

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