What’s On: Winetopia, Auckland

By Lillian McHugh

What’s On: Winetopia, Auckland

Winetopia presented by Singapore Airlines
20-21 May, 2016
Shed 10, Queens Wharf

With 673 wineries spread the breadth of the country, in just a few decades New Zealand wine has changed our landscape, our reputation and our palates. Now just after this year’s grape harvest winemakers will be heading to Auckland for a new national wine celebration from 20 – 21 May and you are invited.

Wineopia presented by Singapore Airlines takes place at Shed 10 on Queens Wharf and will boast some of the best award-wining wineries from every region of the country. Get ready to meet Bob Campbell MW, one of only 322 people in the world to hold the Master of Wine qualification and Nick Stock the Australian travel-holic wine guru.

Other speakers include our very own Michael McHugh (Editor-in-chief of MiNDFOOD), Meg Abbott-Walker (MASU), Michael Dearth (The Grove & Baduzzi) and Ganesh Raj (The Tasting Shed). Our ‘Share a Glass’ with wine-loving personalities include Brendhan Lovegrove, Verity Johnson, Melodie Robinson, Shane Cortese and Russell Brown. Enjoy complimentary wine in each talk, some paired with food offerings. Hopetoun Brown will be playing a set in the finale of each session.

Delectable food matches will be available from award winning artisans and as the name suggests – Winetopia will be heaven for anyone with a love of wine.

As a friend of MiNDFOOD we have secured a special ticket just for you. Normally $65 ($150 value), we have a special limited offer for just $50, and you get to take home a great MiNDFOOD gift bag. Click here to purchase now, there is a limited number available, and they will sell out, so get yours now.

Premium MiNDFOOD Ticket includes a fabulous Goody Bag valued at 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!
Click Here to purchase the $50 Premium MiNDOOD ticket today

General online Tickets are $30 for a 3.5 hour session and include a tasting glass, your first 5 tastings, free talks and entertainment and can be purchased here.

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

MiNDFOOD Editor-in-chief, Michael McHugh will be speaking on the Friday session, and there will be a MiNDFOOD lounge available for all visitors across the two days.

See www.winetopia.nz for tickets and information.


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