Winetopia announces dates, locations, wineries

by | Feb 17, 2022 | News

Winetopia presented by Singapore Airlines, New Zealand’s biggest celebration of wine, is heading to New Zealand’s three largest cities (Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch), this winter.

Each Winetopia event will feature up to 60 leading wineries in each city and an all-Kiwi cast of presenters. Wine lovers can expect a sumptuous experience with the results of the exceptional past two vintages being opened for tasting (approximately 250 wines per event).

Visitors have an opportunity to ‘tour’ each region of the country and try all styles of wine. From Marlborough Albarino to Central Otago Pinot, Northland Chardonnay to Hawkes Bay Syrah, there is something amazing for all tastes. A limited number of ‘Golden Coins’ can be purchased in advance or at the event and these will afford the attendee a taste of one of the most prestigious wines from around the country retailing at over $100 per bottle.

Now into its 7th year, Winetopia offers wine sales through the website alongside event tickets and access to the Winetopia Club – an opportunity to discover wines and boutique brands throughout the year.

In what organisers expect will be a very different landscape by the time the events arrive, Winetopia will take place at the following locations:

  • Auckland (20-21 May) at Shed 10, Queen’s Wharf
  • Wellington (1-2 July) at TSB Arena, 4 Queen’s Wharf, Wellington Central
  • Christchurch (26-27 August) at the new Te Pae Christchurch Convention and Exhibition Centre

The Gaggenau Sommelier Sessions will return to the Auckland event and further announcements and the full line up will be announced soon.

The first release of wineries (participating in at least one city) are: Matahiwi, Coal Pit, Ohau, Prophets Rock, Fromm, Pisa Range, Judge Rock, Domaine Road, Astrolabe, Longview, Greywacke, Mahi, The Landing, Esk Valley, Sovrano Estate, Waitiri Creek, No1 Family Estate, Tony Bish, Dancing Petrel, West Brook, Quartz Reef, Karikari Estate, Cloudy Bay, JK14, Osawa, Wooing Tree, Palliser, Takapoto Estate, Craggy Range, Petane Station, Seresin, OTU, Nautilus, Esses, Unison, Mount Michael, Elephant Hill, Paroa Bay, Escarpment, Carrick, Rockburn, Forrest, Catalina Sounds, Stonecroft, Clearview, Bald Hills, Abbey Cellars, Church Road, Nanny Goat, Peacock Sky, Monowai, Smith & Sheth, Hanz Herzog, Three Miners, The Winemakers Wife, Gibbston Valley, Tupari, Ash Ridge, Abel Wines, The Boneline, Elephant Hill, Paritua.

To view the first release of the wineries that will be attending the events and to book your tickets, visit www.winetopia.co.nz.

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