WINE, MUSIC & FOOD
We may be called Winetopia, but there's nothing lacking in our amazing food line-up!
This year, at Winetopia Auckland, you can expect a brand new foodie heaven - our Dine Social Pop-ups. Delicious food perfectly paired with delectable wines.
As any great sommelier will tell you, beautiful wine is made to be enjoyed with beautiful food. It's a celebration of our taste buds, a true experience of being 'wined and dined'.
This year, pair your sumptuous wines with mouth-watering food offerings from a selection of award-winning artisans including Mahurangi Oysters, Foundry Chocolate, Passa Passa, Ragtag Tacos, The Artisan Hub, Olive Black and South American Oven.
TRY OUT THESE PAIRINGS
Looking for some wines to have with your tacos at Winetopia?
In general, if you're having tacos stick with zippy, acidic wines - and if they're spicy - add a touch of sweetness. Slightly sweet, low-alcohol wines are the best option when enjoying any spicy food.
Pork tacos pair well with a fruit-forward red wine or Pinot Noir.
Chicken tacos work with light, acidic white wines or a light, fruity Pinot Noir.
Try a light, zesty white with a hint of saline with your fish tacos - a Sauvignon Blanc would be a great choice. If you're enjoying crunchy, fried fish tacos, pair them with a bone dry white.
Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect go-to pairing for all seafood, as it's light, crisp, and heavy on acidity. The hint of lemon, along with the acidity make it especially good sipping alongside raw oysters.
When choosing a wine to pair with cheese, a winning combination will always be a Rosé. With their light fruitiness and acidity, they work particularly well with young and fresh cheeses. If you're opting for a more intense cheese, it could easily overpower the Rosé. In this case, try a wine with similar bold traits, such as a Cabernet Sauvignon.