Winetopia Wellington



The Greatest Celebration of New Zealand wine is returning to Wellington for its third year!

Immerse yourself in the uncorked world of New Zealand wine, tasting delicious drops from over 50 of our best wineries. Discover your favourites from the likes of Vavasour, Urlar, Palliser and Martinborough Vineyards.

Winetopia presented by Singapore Airlines is your opportunity to get under the skin of the New Zealand wine scene and discover the colourful personalities that have made this country’s wine their life’s work, try hundreds of lovingly crafted wines and meet the wine makers across all regions of New Zealand. ‘Share a glass’ with some famous faces and learn from industry gurus including Master of Wine Stephen Wong and head sommelier from the iconic Iceberg restaurant in Sydney, Gabrielle Webster.

Pair your sumptuous wines with delicious food offerings, all washed down with sultry live entertainment.


Winetopia offers the chance to indulge in vinous promiscuity. Discover new tastes and textures with the help of 60 winery representatives who really know their stuff.  You can also pick up a few tips from experts like me.  Enjoy great wine with great people in a great atmosphere. Winetopia rocks! 

- Bob Campbell MW

ridiculously good value tickets
$32 - sold out
$20 - $45

A limited number of RGV tickets available. Ticket includes entry to one session, 5 wine tasting tokens (valued at $10), a Spiegelau wine glass (valued at $20), a 3-month free trial to The Real Review wine review website (valued at $18), free talks & entertainment

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Ticket includes entry to one session, 5 wine tasting tokens (valued at $10), a Spiegelau wine glass (valued at $20), a 3-month free trial to The Real Review wine review website (valued at $18), free talks & entertainment


More tasting tokens and delicious food pairings can be purchased at the event


A limited number of MiNDFOOD Premium tickets are available for $75 + booking fee and includes:

  • Entry to one session, 5 wine tasting tokens (valued at $10), a Spiegelau wine glass (valued at $20), free talks & entertainment

  • Premium gift bag valued at $170 - includes 3 x MiNDFOOD magazines, manuka honey body lotion, bee venom face mask, double movie pass & Spiegelau Vino Vino Burgundy wine glass

  • Access to the exclusive MiNDFOOD Lounge

  • No. 1 Family Estate premium Méthode Traditionelle on arrival (60ml)

We have a number of different talks and Masterclasses presented by leading wine gurus, running throughout the event.  Some are free and you are welcome to join as you are tasting your way around the event. Others are $20 + booking fee and you can expect to learn and taste some of the best wines this country has to offer.


Purchased separately, there are strictly limited tickets to each Masterclass.

- valued at $170 -

Across the 2 days are 3 sessions you can attend, each 3 ½ hours, encompassing an exploration of  New Zealand wines, talks, entertainment and food pairings. 

Wine is served in 30ml pours.


Winetopia presented by

Singapore Airlines is an R18 event

Winetopia reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at this event, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. Winetopia may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced including but not limited to: brochures, invitations,  newspapers, magazines, television, websites, etc.

session times

Friday 12 July | 5pm - 8.30pm

Saturday 13 July | 12pm - 3.30pm

Saturday 13 July | 4.30pm - 8pm


 TSB Bank Arena

Queens Wharf, Wellington


Have some special clients you want to entertain? Discover 60 wineries in 60 minutes!

Email us for further details

We have a limited number of trade passes for Wine Buyers, Restaurateurs and Sommeliers. Please email us your name and explanation of your full position to receive these tickets.

Singapre Airlines

One lucky Winetopia visitor will win 2 return Economy Class flights to anywhere on the Singapore Airlines network.

Find your travel destination



Enter at the event for your chance to win this incredible prize!*

Talks are also taking place in the Singapore Airlines Lounge across all 3 sessions of Winetopia.


Learn what it takes to serve wine 10,000ft in the air with Singapore Airlines Food and Beverage Director Antony McNeil, Air Sommelier Chek Wong and MC Karl Schubert.





*T&C's apply

As any great sommelier will tell you, beautiful wine is made to be enjoyed with beautiful food. It’s a celebration of our tastebuds, a complete experience, a true experience in being ‘wined and dined’.


This year at Winetopia pair your sumptuous wines with mouth-watering food offerings from a selection of

award winning artisans including House of Dumplings, Kaikoura Cheese, Salash Delicatessen, Makana Confections,
A Lady Butcher
and Beat Kitchen.

A Wellingon favourite, Salty Pidgin, are confirmed to join us at Winetopia to serve their exclusive terrior based menu (below)

Te Matuku Oysters, Cucumber, Verjus

Cloudy Bay Clam Chowder, Vadouvan, Crispy Onion, Sour Dough

Waipara/ Central Otago
Canterbury Duck Brik, Wild Thyme, Olive, Quince, Watercress

Hawkes Bay
Chocolate Liquorice Mousse, Hawkes Bay Pear, Chocolate Rice Crispies

Kingsmeade Cheese, Pinot Noir Jelly



Using organic ingredients sourced from one of New Zealand's wine growing regions, their menu will transmit a sense of place - suggesting that terrior does not only relate to wine, but to the flora and fauna of the surrounding countryside.


To supplement the search for your favourite drop, we’re providing free educational talks

and tastings on the Main Stage and Singapore Airlines Lounge.


This is your opportunity to catch up with world renowned wine critics and

learn the tricks of the trade direct from sommeliers and wineries.

Master of Wine – Stephen Wong
Head Sommelier – Gabrielle Webster from Sydney's Iceberg restaurant
Dip WSET - Josh Pointon

Associate Sommelier - Caitlin Perlman

Sommelier - Sarah Limacher

Singapore Airlines Food & Beverage Director - Antony McNeil

Singapore Airlines MC - Karl Schubert

MC - Lucy Revill

Singapore Airlines will open their lounge this year to everyone at Winetopia.

Here you will have an opportunity to hear wine talks and try exclusive french wines.

 ‘Share a Glass’ with some of our favourite Kiwi faces. Not only will you unearth their best-loved drops but we can guarantee there'll be a splash of humour along the way!


Share a Glass with

Emily Writes - author and blogger

Amanda Millar - 60 Minutes and 20/20 journalist

Murray Mexted - ex All Black and rugby commentator

To close each session off with a bang, we will have live music on the Main Stage.

Two Many Chiefs will have you up on the dance floor for the last hour of Winetopia.

Two Many Chiefs
Two Many Chiefs
Two Many Chiefs

Spiegelau designers create glasses that are striking yet simple, perfectly balancing proportion, form and function.

Winetopia are excited to welcome back Spiegelau to this year's event, and give you the opportunity to experience first-hand how the right glass can enrich your wine tasting experience.

Each visitor will receive a Spiegelau glass on arrival, allowing you to enhance both the taste and aroma of the wines you will be tasting throughout the session.

Purchase a MiNDFOOD Premium ticket and you will receive a Spiegelau

Vino Vino Burgundy glass (valued at $40) to take home.

And if you want to learn more about why you should be drinking your wine from a

Spiegelau glass, then check out the Spiegelau Masterclass.

V190SG2E-BK Vintec

Great wines are crafted with an obsession for quality at each step of the production process: from viticulture through oenology to maturation, not a single phase can be overlooked.

The first two steps are in the hands of professional winemakers, but serious collectors and wine-lovers know that they are responsibility for successful long-term storage.

Vintec climate-controlled cellars are the most reliable tools for ensuring your collections are protected. Created to meet standards of excellence born from a love of wine, they recreate the ideal storage conditions found only in the best natural underground cellars.

Love to entertain at home? A Vintec Home Wine Bar is designed to be placed under bench and suit the modern lifestyle. Have your best wines on hand at perfect serving temperatures ready to be enjoyed or cellar a small collection with confidence.


Masterclasses lead by special guest speakers are back for 2019. Indulge in the deeper joys of wine, learn from industry gurus and expect to be enthralled throughout the exclusive 40-minute interactive talk in the Vintec Connoisseurs Lounge, including complimentary tastings of a number of premium wines.

We will also have exclusive food and wine matching Masterclass per session. These Masterclasses will include 4 premium wines matched with small tasting plates from one of Wellington's hottest restaurants. 

A limited number of Masterclass tickets are available per session, and can be purchased alongside your Winetopia ticket.

Masterclass tickets DO NOT include entry into Winetopia.

session times

Friday 12 July | 5pm - 8.30pm

Saturday 13 July | 12pm - 3.30pm

Saturday 13 July | 4.30pm - 8pm


 TSB Bank Arena,

Queens Wharf, Wellington

Limited car parking spaces are directly beneath the TSB Bank Arena, which can be accessed via Jervois Quay.


For information about mobility parking, check out the Parking section of the Wellington City Council website.

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