Welcome to Wine Capital!
Thank you for joining us this year! Wineries from Central Otago to Northland and of course Martinborough too descended on the Capital, this was the greatest wine day out! With a full schedule of tastings, talks and new experiences with us. Mark your diaries for next year, dates to be announced soon. See what you missed below! Or view Auckland & Christchurch pages for our upcoming events!
Winetopia starts with a line-up of incredible wineries who gather to share with you their best drops.
It's a journey of discovery and it's one worth taking.
We're excited to have Chef Max Gordy joining us serving dishes from his pop-up sensation, Graze! Plus taste mouth-watering food offerings from a selection of award-winning artisans including House of Dumplings, Kapiti Chocolate, Olive Black, The Artisan Hub, Mahurangi Oysters and more to be announced. Rest assured there will be plenty of delicious food to go with your wine finds.
We've asked some of the most knowledgable wine gurus in Aotearoa to join us for some intimate 40 minute masterclasses. Stephen Wong (Master of Wine), Joelle Thomson (Wine Writer) and many more will be joining us. For a small ticket price, you get a big wine adventure. The team at Sotheby's share our love of fine wine & food! They're also offering a special realty marketing package to all Winetopia visitors. Click here for details.
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.
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.