Look out Auckland, here we come!
It's been a turbulent year in the City of Sails, but we have your back! We'll be landing at Shed 10 with a new line-up of top wineries for you to explore, a full schedule of tastings, talks and surprises!
Beat the winter blues at this vinous wonderland!
Winetopia starts with a line-up of incredible wineries who gather to make share with you their best drops. It's a journey of discovery and it's one worth taking.
We've asked some of the most knowledgable wine gurus in Aotearoa to join us for some intimate 40 minute masterclasses. Master's of Wine; Bob Campbell and Jane Skilton, Cameron Douglas (Master Sommelier) and many more will be joining us! For a small ticket price you get a big wine adventure.
The new Gaggenau Sommelier Sessions will offer visitors a chance to step inside the mind of a Sommelier (and taste some of their favourite wines!). Acclaimed chef Des Harris will also demonstrate sumptuous food matches in the Gaggenau kitchen on the Friday and Saturday evening sessions. Schedule will be published on the website soon.
Enjoy some of the most celebrated wines in the country with our 'Golden Coins'. Each Golden Coin will get you one 30ml tasting of some of the most astonishing New Zealand wines, each retailing at over $100 per bottle.
Get your Golden Coins as an 'add-on' when purchasing your entry tickets to Winetopia
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.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Your ticket will include a Spiegelau wine glass, your first five tasting tokens plus access to loads of free talks, tastings and live music this is the ticket you've been waiting for!
What to look forward to?
Many of the wines this year will be from the incredible 2020 vintage. It was one for the record books, a bumper season for vineyards around the country, despite a difficult Lockdown harvest. This is your chance to try them all!
If you've been to Winetopia before you'll know to expect a great line-up of talks and tastings led by wine gurus, fun sommeliers and the odd famous face! This year's line-up will be released soon and will not let you down.
Engaging surprises, exciting aesthetics and an atmosphere that is positively electric.
Will each session finish on a crescendo with a live musical act? Why yes, but this is not a jazz quartet in the corner. More like something to blow out the cobwebs...Introducing The Juxebox Band!
Our Golden Coins proved super popular last year, they're back! Grab yourself some of these and you'll be able to try a fresh line-up of some of the most celebrated wines in the country. These wines are pushing over $100 per bottle at retail and this is your chance to try them.
See you at Winetopia!