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Vino Capitale

The greatest, most extravagant and delicious celebration of New Zealand wine returns to Wellington's TSB Arena from Friday the 1st to Saturday the 2nd July 2022!

For our 6th event in the capital, Winetopia brings our wonderful world of wine back to the city so that you and thousands of like-minded wine lovers can have the time of your lives tasting all the best drops in the country! 

Featuring an action-packed line-up of personalities on stage alongside Aotearoa’s most celebrated wines - bottled, aged and ready for tasting - you're in for a treat!  50 prestigious wineries from all over Aotearoa will showcase their wines serving everything from Albarino to Syrah and plenty of Pinot too. From the latest vintages and award-winners to some of the most lauded and expensive bottles in the country, this is a wine-lovers dream come true.

Expect a full line-up of guru-led tastings, entertainment and fun surprises. This is your chance to delve deep into the enchanting world of New Zealand wine in all of its finery. Book your tickets and bring a thirst for adventure. 

Got a question? Check out our FAQs here.


Bringing his bold yet charming personality, with a touch of comic to the stage of Winetopia Wellington! Ben will be hosting the Main Stage throughout the entire tour – you’ll find him fraternising with wine makers, interviewing famous faces and generally keeping the Main Stage and Winetopia a great place to be.

Winetopia starts with a line-up of incredible wineries who gather to share with you their best drops. They are laid out by region so you can explore the whole scene in the one venue.

It's a journey of discovery and it's one worth taking. 

Take a deep dive into your favourite wine styles. These 45 minute sessions are hosted by one of our wine gurus and they only work with the very best wines available. 



You haven't tasted until you've tasted blind. Think you know your Gris from your Blanc? This is where we show you how the pros do it! Join us on the night to access this session, simply use 2 tokens to enter.


Best known for his book Sideways which was turned into an Academy Award winning movie (and single-handedly changed how the wine world viewed Merlot...), Rex will be gracing the stage with Ben Hurley during each session of Winetopia Wellington.



Taste mouth-watering food offerings from a selection of award-winning artisans. There will be plenty of delicious food to match with those sumptuous wines.

New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty has offered a case of No.1 Family Estate Methode Traditionelle and a free marketing package to the value of $5,000 for all Winetopia visitors who sell their home with New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty (Wellington, Kapiti, Hutt Valley) within the next 12 months of the event.



Look who’s joining us on tour! Two Many Chiefs has established itself as one of Tamaki Makaurau’s best trios. Bringing you soulful tunes and timeless classics, you’ll find yourself singing or grooving along to the hits belted out by the talented vocalists, Lou’ana Pereira and Dillon Rhodes, or tapping your feet to the beats with Cam Sangster on the drums.​



Enjoy some of the most celebrated wines in the country with our 'Golden Coins'. Each Golden Coin will get you a tasting (30ml) of some of the most astonishing New Zealand wines, each retailing at over $100 per bottle.    



To supplement the search for your favourite drop, we have free educational talks and tastings on the Main Stage. This is your opportunity to 'Share a Glass' with some famous faces, catch up with renowned wine critics and learn the tricks of the trade direct from sommeliers and winemakers.

What’s better than Winetopia? What about pairing the most extravagant NZ wine experience with a night of leisure and relaxation. We have secured a spectacular rate with 

Mövenpick Hotel Wellington to upgrade your Winetopia weekend! 


All Winetopia Wellington guests  receive a 15% discount off the best available rate. The perfect way to top off your Winetopia experience.  



Take a deep dive into the best of New Zealand wine with our certified gurus. This bunch have made wine their life's work and we are excited to present such a high calibre of gurus this year.

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"It has become an annual ritual for many wine-loving kiwis to stock up at Winetopia. The energetic yet casual atmosphere allows the space to talk to winemakers (including local legends) and get the hottest takes in the wine world straight from the source."
 Stephen Wong MW