Winetopia Auckland: Introducing Stephen Wong

Winetopia is very excited to announce that Master of Wine, Stephen Wong, will be joining the event for the first time, featuring alongside Bob Campbell (MW) and an ever-growing line-up.

Charismatic, humorous, and incredibly knowledgeable, Stephen Wong (MW) will now lead Nick Stock's initially announced masterclasses and appear on the main stage too.

Stephen might be one of New Zealand's newest Masters of Wine, but he's long been a key figure in Wellington's hospitality scene. Over the past 15 years, he's moved from vineyard worker to sommelier to wine show judge across New Zealand and Australia, while working behind the scenes with restaurants and hotels locally and in Singapore.

Since gaining his coveted Master of Wine status, Stephen has taken on more formal educational duties, teaching wine for the Cordon Bleu degree programme and running his wine consulting business, Wine Sentience.

More than 50 wineries will be descending on Auckland and Wellington with hundreds of premium wines, dozens of talks and masterclasses, great live music and an extra special pop-up restaurant. More updates for Winetopia Wellington will be announced soon. Tickets to the Auckland event are available now.

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