Join us at the New Zealand School of Food and Wine for a unique Wine and Food experience.
Walk through to the Wine Room to taste an impressive selection of wines from some of New Zealand’s most illustrious wineries and discover some new treasures including Escarpment, Pegasus Bay, Misha’s Vineyard, Trinity Hill, Elephant Hill, Osawa, Clos Marguerite from Marlborough and Pasquale from Waitaki.
Also in the Wine Room you can taste Wines from Spain. Spain grows indigenous vines with poetic names – the white wines are often crisp with mineral notes while the red wines burst with plush ripe red fruits reflecting Spain’s hot, Mediterranean climate. Join our Unique Varietals Along the Spanish Coast masterclass on Saturday 10th September at 5pm with Sophie Cotter to learn more about these innovative and fascinating wines.
As part of the General Admission you will be able to watch Chef Philippe Meyer preparing two FREE cooking demonstrations: The Art of Fondue and Building Your Fresh Ceviche.
Your ticket includes the cost of ALL wine tastings, you can also buy your favourite wines to take home.
Travel to Spain on your plate with the avant-garde tapas of guest Spanish Chef David Puig Zaragoza. Drawing more than a little inspiration from Ferran Adria of El Bulli, David will be presenting tapas cooking demonstrations. You can also stay on for Chef David’s Tapas Dinner paired with delicious wines from Spain on Saturday 10 September.
Sydney based TV chef, award winning food writer and author Lyndey Milan will host two swift, simple and delicious cooking classes. The classes will highlight speed, simplicity and affordability for busy people: Lazy Baking, Sunday 11th September at 10am and Fast & Fabulous, Monday 12th September at 10am.
Stephen Wong MW is New Zealand’s newest Master of Wine. His Understanding the Vocabulary of Wine masterclass on Sunday 11 September will focus on how to describe a wine's personality with concepts like 'minerality', ‘savouriness’, ‘liveliness’, ‘gaminess’ and ‘austerity’.
Bob Campbell MW was the second wine writer in the world (after Jancis Robinson MW) to gain the Master of Wine qualification. Bob will host the New Zealand Wine Masterclass on Sunday 11 September, this is your chance to taste and dissect 6 wines along side a Master of Wine and learn more about cellaring potentials and food & wine pairings.
Chef Lek (Saan Restaurant) will present an authentic Northern Thai dinner on Sunday 11 September. If you’re brave enough you can sign-up to help Chef Lek in the kitchen preparing the menu and then join our other guests for the dinner. Alternatively, you can also come directly at 7pm for the dinner with an intriguing selection of wines to pair.
Have a go learning how to create your own Urban Hangi with Chef Stefan Lötscher on Sunday 11th September at 11am or Monday 12th September at 3pm.
Chef Clint Davies of MoreporkBBQ will demonstrate how to refine your Slow Roast American BBQ techniques on Sunday 11th September at 2pm and Monday 12th September at 5pm.
The New Zealand School of Food and Wine
Level 3, 104 Customs Street West, Viaduct, Auckland 1010
T: (+64) 9 377 7961
Here are some video clips from our 2014 Wine & Food Celebration: