First Line Up Announced for WINETOPIA

Press Release – Paul Blomfield

First Line Up Announced for WINETOPIA – the Greatest Celebration of New Zealand Wine

Exciting times for Auckland as a top lineup of wineries, industry professionals and entertainers is announced for WINETOPIA presented by Singapore Airlines – the greatest celebration of New Zealand wine, 20-21 May at Shed 10, Auckland.

Breaking the mould of wine events, WINETOPIA presented by Singapore Airlines is an event like no other – where visitors can literally taste their way through the major wine regions of the country all in one venue, learning at Masterclasses, food matching, experiencing sommelier-led tasting classes and enjoying exciting live music to round off the experience. The organisers look forward to helping attendees discover their new favourite wines in a fun environment.

Top winery names already signed up include: Elephant Hill, Villa Maria, Left Field, Giesen, Trinity Hill, Mount Michael, Goldie Wines, Summerhouse, Alana Estate, Astrolabe, Nautilus Estate, Craggy Range, Ascension, Ngatarawa, Lawsons Dry Hills, Mount Riley, Hawkesbridge and Otuwhero Estates – ensuring that WINETOPIA presented by Singapore Airlines is sure to have a something special for everyone, from every major wine region of New Zealand.

WINETOPIA presented by Singapore Airlines also gives visitors a chance to learn from the best, including our own Bob Campbell (MW),Australian sommelier Nick Stock, Martina Lutz (Wine Chambers), Nicola Richards (Monsoon Poon Restaurant), Meg Abbott-Walker (MASU), Amanda Richards (Bracu/Allechante) and Ganesh Raj (The Tasting Shed).

Or, for a lighter view on wine, join renowned Kiwi comedian Brendhan Lovegrove as he invites wine loving personalities such as Russell Brown and Verity Johnson to ‘Share a Glass’ with him and visitors.

And when you think it can’t get any better, toes will be tapping throughout the city with the announcement that Hopetoun Brown will be play a live set to round off each of the wine tasting sessions. Hopetoun Brown will appear at WINETOPIA presented by Singapore Airlines, bringing the exciting sound that they’ve toured through more than 10 top wineries in the past year.

Earlybird tickets have already sold out and organisers say that pre-booking is advised for those planning to attend.

The event is organised into three sessions: Friday 20 May 5:00PM – 8:30PM, Saturday 21 May, from 12:00PM – 3.30PM and Saturday 4.30PM – 8PM.

Further line-up and scheduling announcements will be made in the coming weeks.

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