Annual calendar of wine events
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/
GrapeRide, Forrest Estate, Marlborough, 2020 date TBC
Sip, savour and cycle at the annual Forrest Estate GrapeRide through Marlborough’s vines and further afield.
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/
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
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.
International Wine Trade Tasting, Thursday 5 September
Negociants New Zealand hosts the wine trade to its international wine portfolio; Allegrini, Antinori, Pala, Bodegas Valdemar, Guigal, Europvin, Chateau Musar and Catena Zapata.
Wharewaka Function Centre, Wellington waterfront. Bookings to Tina Rutherford, phone 0800 634624, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hawke’s Bay Wine Celebration, 11 September 2pm to 5pm
Taste Hawke’s Bay wines at Harbourside Function Venue, Wellington. Bookings: email@example.com
Organic Wine Week, New Zealand 17 to 23 September
A Prelude to Organic Wine Week | Discovering Organic Wine
Saturday 14 September 1pm to 5pm
Regional Wines, 15 Ellice St, Mount Victoria
Meet your Maker 2.0
Tuesday 17 September 6pm to 10pm
Shepherd, Eva St, Te Aro, Wellington
Wednesday 18 September 12 noon to 7pm
Regional Wines, 15 Ellice St, Mount Victoria, Wellington
Organic UK walk-around tasting
Wednesday 18 September 12.30pm to 4pm
New Zealand Winegrowers, 80 Haymarket, St James’s, London
Get Dirty 2.0 | NZ Organic Wine Tasting
Wednesday 18 September, 6pm to 8pm
NZ Cellar | POP Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London
Tall Tales, Empty Bottles w/ Rippon & Te Whare Ra
Wednesday 18 September, 6.30pm to 10.30pm
Arbour Restaurant, 36 Godfrey Rd, Fairhall, Blenheim
Battle of the Wines
Thursday 19 September, 6.30pm to 10:30 pm
Bistronomy, 40 Hastings Street, Napier
More Organic Wine Week events here: www.organicwinenz.com/organic-wine-week
Sparkling wine fest’, Saturday 5 October 1pm to 5pm, Regional Wines, Wellington
Top bubblies from Central Otago, North Canterbury, Marlborough and the Wairarapa with food to match.
No bookings necessary.
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.
NZ Wine Awards, Saturday 16 November 2019
Annual New Zealand wine awards organised by New Zealand Winegrowers, the industry body to which all wineries and grape growers pay a levy. Held this year in Blenheim
Toast Martinborough, Sunday 17 November 2019
Wine, food and music at the 28th annual Toast Martinborough wine, food and music festival.