Hawke's Bay Food and Wine Classic 2024

If you' love your vino, you won't want to miss this.
Emma Clark-Dow
February 01, 2024


Hawke's Bay's FAWC Food and Wine Classic is returning for its 12th year with a nine-day program filled with culinary stars, food and, of course, vino. The 2024 festival will take place from Friday, March 15, to Sunday, March 24, with 30 events for food and wine lovers alike.

One of the most anticipated events of FAWC is the Grand Long Lunch, a five-course meal enjoyed in a top-secret location. Diners expect an afternoon filled with all the region has to offer: culinary excellence, beautiful designs and live entertainment.

Joining the lineup is The Late Lunch at The Farm Shop, Waihua Station, where diners will be treated to a three-course meal while drinking in stunning views of the ocean. Havelock North's BROTHER cafe will also host a guided picnic set to carefully curated beats with Sundowner Groove.

That's just scratching the surface. Local restaurants are throwing extravagant long lunches, experts are teaching culinary masterclasses and vintage wine tastings are being hosted throughout the region. The wine community will also be on the hunt for its 2024 FAWC Hawke's Bay Legend, which is awarded to someone who has contributed to the success of the food and wine region.

Presale tickets to this wine-soaked event go on sale on Tuesday, January 30, with general admission on sale on Wednesday, January 31.


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