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Indulge Festival Is the Giant Food and Wine Celebration Coming to Auckland's Waterfront Next Year

Across four days Auckland's waterfront will be transformed into a hub of delicious eats, drinks and design.
By Sarah Templeton
December 01, 2022
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By Sarah Templeton
December 01, 2022
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It's news to absolutely nobody that Aotearoa has some of the best food, wine and design minds in the world. Okay, maybe we're biased, but there's a reason why people travel from all over the world to sample our award-winning fare and check out our internationally-acclaimed wineries, breweries and more.

Well, great news — come March next year, some of the best in the business(es) will come together for a celebration of all things delicious. Indulge Festival is set to transform Auckland's Wynard Point and Jellicoe Harbour into a waterfront extravaganza, celebrating local eateries, top-notch chefs and some of our biggest wineries from across the country.

When we say big-name wineries, we mean it: Bannockburn's Akarua, Blenheim's Te Pa, Waiheke's Cable Bay and Kumeu's Hunting Lodge are all confirmed to be hosting pop-up cellar doors, so you can sip and swirl with the best of them.

You'll need to line those stomachs, so enjoy delicious dishes from local eateries including Japanese from Katsuya, BBQ from Smokin' Cole, Nanam's Filipino cuisine and more. You'll also get schooled during informative masterclasses from world-renowned chefs and homegrown talent —  Inca's Nic Watt, Baduzzi owner and Masterchef judge Michael P Dearth and global wine expert Michael Henley are all on board, with more to be announced.

A lineup of local entertainment will be bringing the tunes, so you can eat, drink and groove.

More than 20,000 locals and visitors are expected through the gates across the four-day festival so we'd advise nabbing an earlybird ticket now — there are also VIP passes to be snapped up.

Indulge Festival will be held on Auckland's Waterfront from Thursday, March 2 until Sunday, March 5. To learn more and to snap up tickets, head to the official website.

Published on December 01, 2022 by Sarah Templeton
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