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 looking at key aspects of the Hawke's Bay wine scene in depth.  Leading the masterclasses will be Hugh Crichton of Vidal Estate and Tony Bish of Sacred Hill in Wellington, and Tim Turvey of Clearview Estate and John Hancock of Trinity Hill in Auckland.

There are 31 producers involved, who will be showing over 220 wines. The exhibitors are: Alpha Domus, Ant Mackenzie Wines, Ash Ridge Wines, Babich Wines, Beach House Wines (Wellington only), Church Road Winery, Clearview Estate Winery, Craggy Range, Crossroads Wines, Cypress Wines, Easthope Winegrowers, Elephant Hill, Esk Valley, Lime Rock Wines, Mills Reef, Mission Estate Winery, Ngatarawa Wines, Osawa Wines (Auckland only), Pask Winery, Rod McDonald Wines, Sacred Hill, Sileni Estates, Squawking Magpie, Stonecroft (Wellington only), Te Awa Collection, Te Mata Estate, Tironui Wines (Auckland only), Trinity Hill , Unison Vineyard, Vidal, Villa Maria.

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

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