18 - 20 August 2018

Schedule of Classes | 2018

Wine Tasting

General Admission

Session Time:

  • Sunday 19 August:
    12pm – 6pm
  • $60 per person

Your ticket includes ALL wine tastings, demonstration sessions and a range of complimentary gourmet nibbles and snacks served throughout the session

Combine fascinating cookery demonstrations with the opportunity to taste a wide range of interesting New Zealand and International Wines.

Each of our 45-minute demonstrations will cover current kitchen innovations and trends, and will inspire your own culinary adventures.

Join leading New Zealand wineries plus importers of wine from around the world who will provide a selection of exciting wines to sample, which are available for purchase in our retail store.

Completing your admission is a range of complimentary gourmet nibbles and snacks served throughout the session.

Cookery Demonstrations:

  • Stay tuned for our cookery demonstration schedule

Wine Classes:

  • Chenin Blanc with Joelle Thomson
    2pm Sunday
    Discover 'the Great White' - once one of New Zealand's brightest stars, now increasingly rare, in this interesting session that delves into the deliciously diverse world of Chenin Blanc.
  • Natural wines with Lynnette Hudson
    4pm Sunday
    Taste and learn about a range of wines produced with as much left to nature as possible.

Please view the 2017 winery list.

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Urban Forage & Lunch

We join Maori TV chef Rewi Spraggon and Park Ranger Riki Bennett on a guided walk of culinary discovery, finding edible delicacies. This will be followed by a gourmet lunch featuring traditional ingredients matched with inspired Auckland wines.

Session Time:

  • Saturday 18 August: 9am – 2pm
  • $85 per person. Includes guided walk, foraging masterclass and lunch
  • Presenters: Rewi Spraggon & Riki Bennett

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Further Artisan Breads

Brioche and sourdough are increasingly found on restaurant, cafe and bakery menus. Learn how to make them in this relaxed practical class. You'll gain recipes and techniques to improve your home bakes.

Session Time:

  • Sunday 19 August: 9.30am – 1pm
  • $110 per person. Includes practical class and W&F Celebration General Admission Entry
  • Presenter: Stefan Loetscher

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#Foodography Dinner

Bring a friend and learn how to unlock the secrets behind taking and sharing mouth-watering food and drink photos while styling your own 6 course dinner.

How it works

  • Find a friend – we are doing this as a duo
  • Bring a smart phone
  • Sign-up for Instagram
  • Bring your favourite plates to personalise your food styling (optional as our standard white plates with be available)
  • 4pm: Arrive for a one hour presentation covering tips on phone photo techniques, lighting and food styling by our chefs
  • 5pm: There will be 6 separate stations with fresh and cooked condiments have been prepared by our chefs for you to select and style your dish... condiments will range from coriander leaves to hot noodles to coffee caviar and many more

You have 20 minutes at each station before a bell rings to move to the next.

Try some unusual wines and colourful cocktails. You can then sit down and eat your creations.

Lots of fun and laughs plus you will refine your food blogging skills.

And there’s a prize

Win a gastronomic dinner for two. Based on voting and sharing

Session Time:

  • Saturday 18 August: 4pm – 10pm
  • $160 for two people. Includes techniques, practical sessions, all meal ingredients and beverages



Restaurant Guest Chef

Join Stefan Loetscher from Hawke Bay's Oak Estate to create a one-off celebration dinner. Learn new skills, new recipes and gain confidence as you cook in our professional kitchen alongside our chefs. After your hard work in the kitchen, it’s time to enjoy a private wine tasting before sitting down for dinner to enjoy the delicious feast.

Session Time:

  • Sunday 19 August: 2pm – 10pm
  • $135 per person. Includes practical class with guest chef Stefan Loetscher, wine tasting, and Celebration Dinner
  • Presenter: Stefan Loetscher

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Feel the Heat: BBQ & Chilli

Join Chef Clint Davies of Morepork BBQ in Ponsonby who will share his knowledge from working in incredible kitchens in the US, and now his own speciality restaurant. This practical class will teach you how to expertly grill meat on the BBQ, plus gain the dark art of working with chilli as you use different varieties to make rubs and seasoning.

Session Time:

  • Sunday 19 August: 9.30am - 1pm
  • $125 per person. Includes practical class in our professional kitchen, meat feast and W&F Celebration General Admission Entry
  • Presenter: Clint Davies

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