Joelle Thomson

Wine writer and award winning wine author

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FAWC announced in Hawke’s Bay

Fancy a weekend away? Since long distances are off the cards, a short one may appeal at this year’s Fine And Wine Classic in Hawke’s Bay from 6 to 15 November.

The FAWC!’s summer programme launched this week with a full programme and tickets online now. The programme this summer  includes chefs Josh Emett, Jason Kim of Gochu, Kate Fay of Cibo, Renato Ribiero of Maloca Boteco and also Master Sommelier Cameron Douglas. Hawke’s Bay chefs are also participating and include James Beck of Bistronomy, Sam Clark of Central Fire Station, Casey McDonald of Craggy Range, along with winemaker Chris Scott from Church Road and Wallingford’s Chris Stockdale.

Tickets to the 2020 FAWC! Summer Series are available now online at