LOVE WINE? If you are a kiwi or living in the land of the long white cloud it's no surprise you do with just over 700 wineries in New Zealand alone. WINETOPIA presented by Singapore Airlines is an upcoming event that allows you to dive into some of the very best and search for your very own favourite. In preview years, it was known as 'Wine AKL' which ran during Restaurant Month as part of the Heart Of The City. Now as Restaurant Month rapidly continues to expand, this allows WINETOPIA to stand tall and alone as an opportunity ti celebrate our Nation's wine and good taste.
Located at Shed 10 in the heart of Auckland's CBD for two days only, which is split into three sessions - Friday 20 May 5:00PM - 8:30PM, Saturday 21 May, from 12:00PM - 3.30PM and Saturday 4.30PM - 8PM. Attendees will also be able to buy full bottles and cases to take away and enjoy later. Australian wine guru Nick Stock is one of the ambassadors for the event, alongside other award-winning wineries including Elephant Hill, Villa Maria and more.
Lemongrass Productions is the mastermind behind WINETOPIA, the same company that produces Restaurant Month, Street Eats and the Taste of Auckland Festival.
The wine scene here has quickly become one of the most exciting things about New Zealand, with almost 700 wineries now spread the length of the country. We are loving this opportunity to bring some of our rock-star wine makers together, just after harvest to share some of their most delicious bottles with thousands of people at WINETOPIA presented by Singapore Airlines.
– Claire Baudinet, Marketing Manager for Lemongrass Productions
Tickets go on sale from 14 March at winetopia.nz and include the first five wine tastings plus a wine glass. Food offerings will be purchased with cash on the day.