Wine Focused Events of Note

Hot Red Hawke’s Bay 2015
Wednesday 10 June 2015
Maritime Room, Maritime Museum, 175 Quay Street, Auckland
Thursday 11 June 2015
Mac’s Function Centre, Taranaki Street Wharf, Wellington

Trade: 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm, Masterclass: 1.00 pm to 1.30 pm
Consumer: 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm, Masterclass: 6.00 pm to 6.30 pm
Cost: $40.00 per person, including complimentary nibbles, plus additional $10.00 pp for the Masterclass
(Trade: No cost, but must register using promo code ‘hotredtrade’)
Tickets: - enter key words ‘Hot Red’ in the search facility
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The Hot Red Hawke’s Bay wine exhibition is one of the most important events on the New Zealand wine lovers’ calendar. The Hawke’s Bay region produces arguably this country’s finest Chardonnays, Viogniers, red Bordeaux varietal wines and Syrahs, and Hot Red Hawke’s Bay offers the opportunity of tasting a broad range of these wines and many more. This is the 12th year of this event and it will be especially popular as it will feature the initial 2014 releases and the more serious 2013 vintage wines, these being outstanding growing seasons.

For the first time, Hot Red Hawke’s Bay will offer 30 minute Masterclass sessions in which a Hawke’s Bay wine authority will lead a presentation looking at key aspects in depth.

The final list of exhibitors is still be drawn up, but there are usually around 2 dozen wineries showing over 200 wines. I will publish the exhibitors when the names come to hand.

Note: Trade personnel may attend at no charge, but must register on the Eventfinder website (details above).

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