Food and Drink

Winetopia brings You the Best of New Zealand Wine

Winetopia presented by Singapore Airlines is New Zealand’s biggest wine tasting occasion with events scheduled in both Auckland and Wellington this June and July.

Wine lovers have the opportunity to sample over 50 vineyards from across New Zealand including Central Otago newcomers Te Kano and Hawkes Bay’s Smith & Sheth along with regarded brands Mt Difficulty, Framingham and Escarpment to name a few. Thousands of like minded wine lovers will attend this years events at Shed 10, Auckland on 14-15 June and TSB Bank Arena, Wellington on 12-13 July.

Wine Fact: Framingham’s 2016 Pinot Noir is on the menu at Hakkasan, Michelin restaurant in Mayfair – this is also the address of the birthplace of the Queen

“Winetopia is an opportunity to meet with winemakers from all over the country off the back of a fantastic harvest.” Says event organiser Rob Eliott “We are continually impressed by the wine being made here in New Zealand and it seems that every year there is something wonderful to discover. As always, we have a few surprises in store for visitors and we’re going to do everything we can to help people find their new favourite wines to try and take home.”

Enjoy your tastings matched with the fine cheese, cured meats and chocolates while you enjoy live music from Dillon, Cam and Lou’ana of Two Many Chiefs. This years programe also includes a line-up of wine experts, personalities and masterclasses inlcuding ‘share a glass’ talks with former All Black Murray Mexted in Wellington and former news presenter John Hawkesby in Auckland.

And while a vino is delicious on its own, pairing with food is better. Top restaurants will also be in attendance including Paris Butter, Xoong and Monsoon Poon in Auckland and Noble Rot Wine Bar in Wellington.

Enjoy a wine masterclass with celebrated wine Expert from Australia Nick Stock and New Zealand Master of Wine Bob Campbell in Auckland or in Wellington with Stephen Wong MW and Gabrielle Webster, Sommelier.

Singapore Airlines is presenting this years Winetopia and are offering a taste of France for all to enjoy in both Wellington and Auckland and the opportunity for one lucky attendee to win two Economy Class flights to any destination on the Singapore Airlines network.

And for something a bit more special for any traveller visiting Winetopia in Wellington. “This year, our Food and Beverage Director along with one of our senior Air Sommeliers will be joining the Wellington event to share their insights and experience when it comes to selecting, tasting and serving wines at altitude.” Says Singapore Airlines General Manager, New Zealand, Kenny Teo

Winetopia: Auckland 14-15 June and Wellington 12-13 July

Admission to Winetopia is from $42 with three sessions in each city; Friday 5:00pm – 8:30pm, Saturday 12:00pm – 3:30pm and 4:30pm – 8:00pm.

Admission includes $10 of tasting tokens, a Spiegelau glass to take home (valued at $20) and a free three-month trial to The Real Review website.

Visit for tickets and further information.

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