Annual calendar of 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

Whitehaven Graperide, Marlborough 2020  

Sip, savour and cycle at the annual Marlborough Graperide, sponsored this year for the first time by Whitehaven Wines.

Book here: www.graperide.co.nz

 

North Canterbury Wine & Food Festival, Sunday 8 March 2020

A family friendly food and wine festival at Glenmark Domain. Waipara, North Canterbury, highlighting produce on the plate and in the glass from this region.

Find out more at www.ncwineandfood.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

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: trutherford@negociants.com

 

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

Wellington
A Prelude to Organic Wine Week | Discovering Organic Wine
Saturday 14 September 1pm to 5pm
Regional Wines, 15 Ellice St, Mount Victoria

Wellington
Meet your Maker 2.0
Tuesday 17 September 6pm to 10pm
Shepherd, Eva St, Te Aro, Wellington

Wellington
Wine Wednesday
Wednesday 18 September 12 noon to 7pm
Regional Wines, 15 Ellice St, Mount Victoria, Wellington

London
Organic UK walk-around tasting
Wednesday 18 September 12.30pm to 4pm
New Zealand Winegrowers, 80 Haymarket, St James’s, London

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

Blenheim
Tall Tales, Empty Bottles w/ Rippon & Te Whare Ra
Wednesday 18 September, 6.30pm to 10.30pm
Arbour Restaurant, 36 Godfrey Rd, Fairhall, Blenheim

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 

 

October

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.

 

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.

 

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.

Bookings here toastmartinborough.co.nz/

 

 

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