Bringing the best South Australian wine and food to Auckland
In a Winetopia first, New Zealand’s biggest and most extravagant celebration of wine, will be welcoming South Australian winemakers to its popular Auckland event – Winetopia presented by Singapore Airlines, making it its first international wine offering.
Over the past seven years, Winetopia has focused solely on showcasing New Zealand wine and food producers, but this year Auckland attendees will also be treated to a new dedicated area, ‘Tasting South Australia.’ For those with adventurous palates, the gorgeous Barossa Shiraz, Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, and numerous blends will be waiting. There is even a Kangaroo Slider Bar, serving delicious burgers from Macro Group, the world’s largest distributor of sustainably sourced Australian kangaroo and wild game meat.
South Australian wineries partaking in Winetopia include: Thorn Clarke Wines, Rymill, Unico Zelo, Metala, Dandelion Vineyards, Sisters Run, Yalumba, Geoff Hardy, Portia Valley, Organic Hill and Levrier Wines by Jo Irvine.
In addition to the food and wine exhibited within the Tasting South Australia area, visitors will have the opportunity to ‘tour’ each region of New Zealand to try more than 300 wines from 60 of New Zealand’s most celebrated wineries. Spanning nine wine regions and 20+ varietals, wine lovers will be hard pressed to find a more comprehensive wine event.
In another Winetopia first, Dine Social will be showcasing five pop-up eateries, featuring a range of culinary styles, ensuring that there’s something to cater to everyone’s cravings. A large seating area complete with vineyard backdrops and magical string lighting overhead courtesy of Singapore Airlines, make it the perfect place to unwind while enjoying superb cuisine. Participating eateries include: Olive Black, The Artisan Hub, Rag Tag Tacos, Passa Passa pizza fritta, and South American Oven. Mahurangi Oysters and Foundry Chocolates complete the food line-up.
Throughout the event, guests can partake in a wealth of activities including more than 40 interactive talks, masterclasses, and intimate tastings. This includes the Gaggenau Sommelier Sessions featuring Chefs Des Harris and Tim Read, who will be joined by a line-up of leading sommeliers.
Top it all off with music from four award-winning musicians, and it’s certain to be an event that won’t soon be forgotten!
General admission tickets are just $49. Click here to get involved!
Winetopia will be taking place at Shed 10 Auckland over three event sessions:
- Friday, 28 October: 5pm – 8:30pm
- Saturday, 29 October: 12pm-3:30pm
- Saturday, 29 October: 4:30pm -8:00pm