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New Zealand Boutique Wine Festival 2016


Sun 12 Jun 2016, 11:30am–7:00pm

Where: Imperial Lane, 7 Fort Lane, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: R18


New Zealand Boutique Wine Festival 2016 (NZBWF)

On Sunday 12th June 2016, the fourth annual New Zealand Boutique Wine Festival will descend into one of Auckland's most sophisticated wining and dining establishments, the Imperial Building in Fort Lane.

The best boutique vineyards from around New Zealand will be showcasing over 200 wines, creating one of the most unique cellar door experiences in this country’s wine history.
Event attendees will be able to explore wines from different regions, enjoy fantastic food and wine pairings, great live music and participate in blind tasting seminars.

Four vertical tastings will be held throughout the day offering a truly unique opportunity to see how a wine changes year on year from its environment.

Each ticket includes: One Spiegelau festival bordeaux glass (valued $19.50), a ride home with UBER (valued up to $20), event programme and one free tasting token on entry:

Earlybird Tickets (available until 29th May) - $29 per person
Add On: Vertical Tasting (available until 29th May) - $29 per person

VIP Lunch: 12pm and 2pm - $79.00 (includes entry)
VIP Dinner: 5pm - $99.00 (includes entry)

GA Tickets - $39 per person (from 30th May - 12th June 9.00am)
Add On: Vertical Tasting - $39 per person (from 30th May - 12th June 9.00am)

Door Sales - $49 per person

Vertical Tasting:
A vertical tasting is when you taste the same wine from a vineyard year on year, learning why each wine is so unique and how this came to be. For example, Pinot noir 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009.

Four Sessions:

12pm - Matawhero
Matawhero Church House Chenin Blanc 2013 (GOLD), 2014 (GOLD/TROPHY), 2015 (5 STAR)
Matawhero Gewurztraminer 2013, 2014 (5 STAR), 2015 (4 1/2 STAR)

1pm - Te Hera Vineyard
Kiritea Pinot Noir - 2007, 2008, 2009
Te Hera Pinot Noir - 2005, 2006, 2007

3pm - Gillman Vineyard
Clairet 2009 - Cabernet Franc and Merlot
Gillman 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 - blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Malbec

4pm - Silver Wing
Silver Wing Pinot Noir from 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Including the Nada Preservative Free range (no sulphites or chemical additives at all)

VIP Lunch / Dinner Tickets:
Limited in number and include Festival ticket, Two Course Lunch or Three Course Dinner designed by Everybody's head chef with two or three expertly-matched Festival wines.
Lunch sessions at 12pm or 2pm and Dinner at 5pm.
Booking of tables essential through Everybody's or you will be seated with other groups.

Entree: Ceviche of snapper, crispy prawns, gazpacho gel
Main: Slow roasted pork belly, spiced tomato puree, celeriac remoulade
Expertly matched wine per dish

Entree: Duck liver parfait, beurre noisette crumbs, peach and plum jubes
Main: Savannah beef wellington, shiraz glazed shallots, roast baby carrot
Dessert: Belgian dark chocolate mousse, hazelnut afghan, milk marshmallow
Expertly matched wine per dish

Vegetarian Option (must pre-order)
Entree: Buffalo mozzarella, orange, beetroot carpaccio, walnut vinaigrette
Main: Twice baked kumara souffle, truffled goats cheese, smoked onion soubise, cashew crumb

Grazing menu will be available for all guests to purchase on the day

Grazing Menu:
Tokyo chicken with spring onion relish $15
Beef fat shoestring fries with mustard aioli $8
Crumbed lamb ribs with housemade sweet chili sauce $15
Selection of bread and dips $8
Sliced cure meats and pickles $25
Cheese board, quince, fruit, oat crackers $25
Marinated olive and spiced nuts $8
Wagyu beef burger, house made pickles, swiss cheese $16
Everybody's board $42
Ploughman's board $42
Mezze board $40
Everybody's cheesecake of the day $10
Double chocolate raspberry brownie, orange mascarpone, cafe patron syrup $10

2pm Masterclass with Jo Burzynska!

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For event Terms and Conditions see:

R18 Event - Strictly No Children

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