The event they call the 'greatest celebration of New Zealand wine' returns this June for two days of wine quaffing.
The lineup for Winetopia 2019 boasts wineries from every wine producing region in the country. As well as offering far too many varietals to swallow in one sitting, the event will give attendees the opportunity to meet winemakers, discover what terms like 'hue', 'flabby' and 'tannins' mean at tasting masterclasses, and school up on tricks from sommeliers about food and wine matching.
Australian wine guru and head sommelier from Bondi's Icebergs, Gabrielle Webster, will be onboard to share her vast wine knowledge and quash rumours that Aussies only drink wine from a box, while New Zealand will be represented by certified Master of Wine, Stephen Wong. As the good stuff sinks in an entertainment program will commence. The food lineup including mouthwatering offerings from House of Dumplings, Kaikoura Cheese, Salash Delicatessen, Makana Confections and A Lady Butcher.
The first release of $32 tickets includes entry to one session, five wine tastings, a wine glass plus free talks and entertainment. Winetopia 2019 will be held at TSB Arena from July 12-13.