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Fri 11 Jun 2010, 5:30pm
Sat 12 Jun 2010, 9:30am
Sun 13 Jun 2010, 9:30am–3:00pm

Where: Spencer on Byron Hotel, 9 Byron Avenue, Takapuna, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $775.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: David Corlett

Convention Programme:

• Friday 11th June
Registration. Convention opening is at the Spencer on Byron, with a spectacular introduction to Auckland wines then coach departs for Vin Alto, Clevedon for an unforgettable gustatory experience of Italian food, wine and bonhomie hosted by Enzo Bettio.

• Saturday 12th June
The Coach leaves from convention hotel for Matakana Village and its speciality shops and farmers market. There will be tastings of wines from a selection of Matakana vineyards at OBV with spectacular views over looking Omaha Beach. Lunch will be at Ransom Wines where they are renowned for their wine and food experience based on local produce.

In the evening we will go to historic Devonport and the formal dinner at The Esplanade Hotel. Bob Campbell, Master of Wine and incomparable raconteur, and tonight's Master of Ceremonies, has selected some iconic NZ wines and compares them to their international counterparts.

• Sunday 13th June
The concluding lunch is at the boating club on Takapuna's famous beach. This will be an opportunity to savour Auckland's wine, both the classics and and new innovative ones, and the finest local food. All this with live music and unsurpassed views of Rangitoto and the Gulf for a fun afternoon.

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