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Winetopia presented by Singapore Airlines
Since the dawn of civil society, the soft, luxurious clink of wine glasses has saluted the end of a day’s work. Removing a cork from the bottle, we usher in relaxation, add pizzazz to our meals, and live a little more opulently.
Lemongrass Productions who also bring you Restaurant Month in the Heart of the City, Street Eats and Taste of Auckland are extremely proud to present New Zealand’s most comprehensive wine celebration. Having scoured our country for the creme de la creme of wineries, sommeliers, and fun personalities we’re confident in bringing you the best of the best, all in one convenient location. If you attended and loved Wine AKL last August, prepare your palate for its bigger, better, and bolder evolution into Winetopia.
Join us on the 20th and 21st May at Shed 10 to raise a glass to the fun, stories, and people that make our favourite drop; mingle with like-minded, discerning wine drinkers, discover numerous flavours and heritages, learn about your favourite tipple, dance like nobody’s watching to our world-class entertainment, and taste delightful food pairings.
General Admission tickets are now $30 and include entry to one session, 5 wine tasting tokens (each token is a 30ml pour), wine glass, free talks (some including free tastings and food pairings – first in first served) & entertainment including Hopetoun Brown playing a live set at the finale of each session.
*Premium MiNDFOOD Ticket are $65 and include a fabulous Goody Bag totalling over $150:
Entry to one session, 5 tasting tokens (each token is a 30ml pour) + free talks & entertainment
Start with an Ernest Rapeneau Champagne premium tasting on arrival as served in Singapore Airlines' Premium Economy Class (60ml tasting)
MiNDFOOD Magazine, MiNDFOOD Décor Magazine + MiNDFOOD gifts to the value of $100
Premium Wine Glass
Everyone who buys a premium ticket will be entered into the draw to win flights to Vietnam thanks to Singapore Airlines – enter at the event for more chances to win!
There are three different sessions you can choose from:
Friday 20 May - 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Saturday 21 May - 12:00pm - 3:30pm
Saturday 21 May - 4:30pm - 8:00pm
More of these tasting tokens can be purchased at the event at $2 per tasting. Delicious food pairings will also be available to peruse and purchase.
Masterclasses are also available at $20 (see below) – this includes all wines tasted in the masterclass.
Click here for the Timetables.
Win a Trip to Vietnam. Everybody who attends Winetopia presented by Singapore Airlines has the chance to win flights to Vietnam thanks to our lovely partner Singapore Airlines. Look out for details on how to enter at the event – Click here for more details.
Tickets for Masterclass sessions can be pre-purchased now, so don't miss out! Further Masterclasses will be announced over the next couple of weeks, these can be purchased separately so make sure you check back later. See below for schedule and more information about the classes and our special guest speakers.
Session times for each Masterclass will be confirmed directly to ticket holders closer to the time. There are strictly limited tickets to each Masterclass so secure your experience now!
Nick Stock from Australia
Friday - Session 1 - Jumping the Shark: In search of Zealand’s Great Whites
Saturday - Session 2 - Pinot Noir: The Fun, the Sexy and the Serious Side
Saturday - Session 3 - Money Ain’t a Thing: Winetopia’s Top 5 Wines
About Nick Stock
Nick Stock is one of Australia’s most respected wine critics. His deep involvement in wine stretches well beyond wine writing to show-judging, educating, broadcasting and winemaking. His wealth of knowledge extends to all corners of the wine world and this, combined with his frank and fearless style, has made him one of the most popular Australian wine writers. He makes this highly complex subject enjoyable and intriguing, an approach that has earned him international acclaim. Nick was awarded Best Drinks Journalist at the 2007 Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards. Follow Nick here
Bob Campbell (MW)
Friday - Session 1 - Sip or cellar? A comparison of youthful vs aged wines to decide when to hold it, when to fold it and when to walk away.
Saturday - Session 2 - All about Albarinho. It's hot, handsome and here. The stellar Spanish/Portuguese grape variety is NZ's "next big thing".
Saturday - Session 3 - Pinot showdown. A battle of the region's to decide which deserves to be crowned "King of Pinot Noir".
About Bob Campbell
New Zealand’s best known and most prolific voice in wine, Bob Campbell was the second New Zealander and is one of only 322 people in the world to hold the Master of Wine qualification. He is wine editor of Your Home & Garden, Taste and the Air NZ in-flight magazine, as well as being New Zealand wine editor for Gourmet Traveller Wine. Bob contributes to wine publications in seven countries. More than 22,000 people have attended Bob’s wine diploma courses in New Zealand, Asia and Europe. Visit Bob's website here
This event is strictly R18
Please note drink tokens are non-refundable
Masterclass tickets include tastings of the wines presented in the Masterclass
Masterclass tickets DO NOT include entry into Winetopia