Wine lovers rejoice! This September, 37 of Hawke’s Bay’s boutique and estate wineries will come together to present over 200 of their finest wines, for your tasting pleasure. Yes, that’s right, if you reside in either Auckland or Wellington, you can taste the best of Hawke’s Bay’s wines without leaving town!
The Bay is easily New Zealand’s most loved wine region (not to mention the oldest) and is renowned for making premium wines that can rival any other wine region in the world. Come along to the Hawke's Bay Wine Celebration for a chance to really get to know the region's talented winemakers and wine experts. Plus learn about their wines and chat about anything and everything from tasting tips to notable upcoming vintages.
Wines on show include delicious Chardonnays, aromatic whites, red blends and Hawke’s Bay’s iconic Syrah. Whether you’re a wine aficionado or a casual wine drinker that wants to learn a little more about your favourite drop, there's something for everyone.
This year sees six new wineries join the line-up, including AC Wines. Led by winemaking royalty Alwyn Corbyn, formerly from Ngatarawa and Hancock and Sons, the new wine company was started by John Hancock, the original founder of Trinity Hill. Other newbies worth keeping an eye out for include, Alchemy Wines, Silverton Estate, Petane Wines and Bostock Organic Wines.
This exclusive evening will be a true celebration of Hawke’s Bay wine. Special guests EIT will proudly be showing off their winemaking classes, courses and the Hawke’s Bay Wine Awards pouring their “hard to come by” Trophy winning wines.
If you’re coming straight from work, don’t worry, there will be canapes served throughout the night to keep hunger at bay.
Tickets are just $50pp and include all wine tastings and canapés. So, ound up your wine friends and get along to this delicious liquid occasion!
Wineries on show:
AC Wines, Alchemy Wines , Alpha Domus, Askerne, Babich Wines, Beach House Wines, Black Barn Vineyards, Bostock Wines, Church Road, Clearview Estate, Craggy Range, Cypress Wines, Easthope Family Wines, Elephant Hill, Esk Valley Estate, Hancock & Sons, Lime Rock Wines, Linden Estate, Mills Reef, Mission Estate, Paritua Wines, Pask Winery, Petane Wines, Redmetal Vineyards, Sacred Hill, Sileni, Silverton Estate, Smith & Sheth, Stonecroft, Te Awa, Te Awanga Estate, Te Mata Estate, Tony Bish Wines, Trinity Hill, Unison Vineyards, Vidal Estate, Villa Maria Estate.
Hawke’s Bay Wine Celebration, Wellington
Where: Harbourside Function Centre (Formerly Macs), 4 Taranaki St, Te Aro
When: Wednesday 11th September, 6pm-9pm
Buy tickets here