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Everything you need to know about Wine AKL 2015


Do you like wine? Good.

On Friday 14 and Saturday 15 August 2015, 80 of NZ’s top wineries will converge across the two floors of Shed 10 for Wine AKL. Wineries will be grouped by region so it will be like taking a little roadtrip vineyard tour of the country. Bottles of wine will be available for purchase and there will be a DJ, dancers and food from Euro available. Check out Euro’s festival menu here.

Tickets are $25 plus booking fee and includes a tasting glass, the first five tastings and a wine guide. This event is strictly R18. There are 3 sessions:
Session 1. Friday 14 August 2015, 5:00pm – 8:30pm
Session 2. Saturday 15 August 2015, 12:00pm – 3:30pm
Session 3. Saturday 15 August 2015, 4:30pm – 8:00pm

For those with a thirst for some extra wine knowledge, there are 9 masterclasses which are $20 per class on top of your entry ticket.


Masterclasses are:

Session 1
Bob Campbell, Chardonnay – a regional round up of top wines
Yvonne Lorkin, Organic Awesomeness! 5 of NZ’s top certified organic wineries
Nick Stock, Power to the Pinot

Session 2
Brian Bicknell, Sauvignon Blending made fun!
Bob Campbell vs Nick Stock, Trans-tasman showdown
Yvonne Lorkin, Going GaGa for Gewurztraminer

Session 3
Bob Campbell, What a Vintage! Hawkes Bays best reds from 2013
Nick Stock, New Zealand’s Greatest Red
Jorges Nunes, Philosophy behind Port including tastings of vintages from Portugal

More information about the masterclasses can be found here.

I’ll be attending Session 1 before popping off to Restaurant Month dinner. Hopefully I won’t be too rowdy by then!

To purchase tickets, visit


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I am Genie, a graphic designer/photographer obsessed with food and bunnies. I live in Whanganui, New Zealand with my husband, The Koala and our two rabbits, Kobe and Bento. I write about my hedonistic ways and I love the mantra "Eat well, travel often". I prefer not to write about myself in third person.

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