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What does Hayley Sproull, Octopus a la plancha and Te Mata Estate Coleraine all have in common?

Yes, they’ll all be at this year’s Winetopia events. Here are 10 reasons why you should Winetopia this October.

It's 2020, we could all use a therapeutic get together over a glass of wine and with over 350 wines on offer, no where else will do this job as well as Winetopia.

Where else are you going to be able to taste Share a Glass with Laughton Kora (KORA, L.A.B.), TV Presenter Suzy Cato, actresses Hayley Sproull and Antonia Prebble, plus comedians Ben Hurley and Emma Wollum? Check out the Auckland line-up here and Wellington here.

More than 30 talks and tastings are taking place in Wellington and Auckland and ZERO Zoom meetings. That's right, fun, educational, 3 dimensional experiences you can enjoy with your friends, in the flesh.

Literally something for everyone. So far, we've counted 30 different wine varietals that will be poured at Winetopia Wellington and Auckland, plus a gin that's also made in wine barrels. We've got you covered!

Food, Food, Food - we have pop-up restaurants in Wellington with Crispy Pork Belly, Truffle Fries and Octopus ala plancha by Egmont St. Eatery and in Auckland, Farina restaurant will be serving up Antipasta with Burrata, their trademark Pork Buns and fresh pasta straight from the Parmesan wheel.

Try some of the most prestigious wines in the country. These wines retail at over $100 per bottle and you can sample five of them for $30 with our new Golden Coins. The line-up includes the Te Mata Estate Coleraine 2018, Church Road TOM Chardonnay 2019, the Pisa Range Estate Black Poplar Pinot Noir 2004 and the Villa Maria Ngakirikiri The Gravels 2014.

Learn to taste like a Master in during our new feature - Wine Blind! The professionals study for years to be able to do this, but at Winetopia, we'll get you there in just 25 minutes (or at least get you started)

Polish off your wine adventure with the funked up sounds on the main stage by Superbad Soul Section in Wellington and Coco-Rocky in Auckland!

It's been a long time between drinks. As like so many events, Winetopia had to be rescheduled and by October it will be 18 months since our last outing. That means, plenty of new release wines to discover including some 2020 whites direct from the bottling line.


We're on our way to Level 1 again across the whole country and Winetopia is on track for Wellington (9 & 10 October) and Auckland (30 & 31 October) and more than 55 of Aotearoa's best wineries are making their way to each city to meet you.


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