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MAIN STAGE TALKS & TASTINGS

To supplement the search for your favourite drop, we will be providing free educational talks and tastings on the Main Stage.  

 

This is your opportunity to 'Share a Glass' with some famous faces and our MC Keelan McCafferty, catch up with renowned wine critics and learn the tricks of the trade direct from sommeliers and winemakers.

 

Joining us on the Main Stage in Auckland this year is Brad Butterworth (seasoned sailing tactician, former Americas Cup skipper and now owner of Butterworth Estate), Tom Sainsbury (comedian, Snap Chat Guy, and funny fella from the Do Something New New Zealand adverts) and wine gurus; Cameron Douglas (MS), Bob Campbell (MW), Jane Skilton (MW), Candice Chow, Matt Deller (MW), Jeremy Ellis. 

Main Stage Schedule

Session 1 - Friday 5:00pm-8:30pm

5.30pm - 5.50pm

In Search of Winetopia... With Cameron Douglas MS 

Let's taste and discuss with Master Somellier Cameron Douglas 

6.00pm - 6.20pm

Share a Glass with Brad Butterworth & MC Keelan McCafferty

6.35pm - 6.55pm  

Keep It or Quaff It With Bob Campbell MW

Bob talks about the virtues and perils of keeping wine and invites you to taste a young and aged Pinot Noir.

7.05pm - 7.25pm

Syrah is the new Pinot Noir With Candice Chow

7.30pm - 8.30pm

Jukebox Band!

Session 2 Saturday 12.00PM - 3.30PM 

12.30pm - 12.50pm

Spot The Difference with Bob Campbell MW - Two Chardonnays, same grape variety, same region, same producer but $100 difference in price. Can you pick the more expensive wine in a blind tasting? 

1pm - 1.20pm 

Sauvignon But Not As You Know It with Cameron Douglas MS

1.40pm - 2.00pm

Share a Glass with comedian Tom Sainsbury and MC Keelan McCafferty

2.05pm - 2.25pm

Remarkable Discoveries with Jane Skilton MW

Vineyards managed with care and wines of place

2.30pm - 3.30pm

Jukebox Band!

 

Session 3 Saturday 4.30PM - 8.00PM

5pm - 5.20pm

The Greater Good with Matt Deller MW

A winery's perspective on care and respect for the land and our vines

5.30pm - 5.50pm

Share a Glass with comedian Tom Sainsbury and MC Keelan McCafferty

6.05pm - 6.25pm

Wine Faults with Jeremy Ellis - Can you still have corked wine with screw caps?

6.35pm - 6.55pm

Spot The Difference with Bob Campbell MW - Two Cabernet Sauvignons, same grape variety, same region, same maker, but different vintages and $100 difference in price. Can you spot the difference in a blind tasting? With Master of Wine Bob Campbell

7.00pm - 8.00pm

Jukebox Band!

What Are You Waiting For?

Enjoy our full talks & tastings Main Stage line-up and more at Winetopia Auckland!