The line-up for the highly anticipated 2019 Food and Wine Classic (F.A.W.C!) has been announced, featuring more than 75 events over ten days. In early November, the Hawke’s Bay is set to receive an influx of foodies, and the crowds flock towards one of the country’s most celebrated food and wine festivals. Exhibiting will be some of New Zealand’s best chefs, winemakers and food enthusiasts, culminating in the biggest range of food and beverage offerings. 

The events range from wellness workshops and wine pop-ups to fresh seafood smorgasbords and alfresco brunches. F.A.W.C! is destined to impress and promises to bring all of those interested in the foodservice industry into one location. 

“Revellers can look forward to the return of many favourite local hot spots, along with delicious debuts from Market St, Mojo Journeys, The Motherhood Project, Central Fire Station, Arapata Lodge and Zeffer Cider,” said Hamish Saxton, CEO of Hawke’s Bay Tourism. “I’m delighted to announce the incomparable Al Brown will once again be teaming up with Black Barn Vineyards, while F.A.W.C! favourite Nici Wickes is returning for two special celebrations—one with South Island restaurateur Fleur Sullivan, and a second with wellness expert Kate McLeay.”

The full line-up is available at