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THE EVENT

2016 NZBWF

ABOUT THE EVENT

This year will be the fifth annual New Zealand Boutique Wine Festival. The festival will showcase wines from some of New Zealand’s foremost boutique wine producers exclusively in a world class centrally located Auckland venue. The Boutique Wine Festival will be held on Sunday 11th of June 2017 in Auckland at the stunning Imperial Buildings.


The event will not only offer the opportunity to meet the wine makers themselves but the opportunity for the guests to be privy to stimulating discussions lead by some of NZ most influential wine commentators around the some prevalent topics within the industry.

Alongside the hustle and bustle in Imperial lane guests will have the opportunity to indulge in a tasting lunch menu at Everybody’s, take part in expert master classes, and embark in a vertical tasting that is only offered at the New Zealand Boutique Wine Festival 

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OUR MISSION

Creating a unique wine experience like no other, giving vineyards the opportunity to showcase their wine to New Zealand's leading wine market, and offering attendees the chance to discover some of New Zealand's best kept secrets!

We think people should enjoy wine with a story, and the best stories come from that of boutique wine producers, who work tirelessly to put wine on the table that creates lasting experiences. 

Because life is too short to drink bad wine

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TIMETABLE

11.30 AM - Doors Open
12.00 PM - VIP Lunch
                 - Vertical Tasting with tba

1.00 PM - Vertical Tasting with tba

2.00 PM - VIP Lunch
               - Masterclass with Yvonne Lorkin 
3.00 PM - Vertical Tasting with tba

4.00 PM - Vertical Tasting with tba

5.00 PM - VIP Dinner
7.00 PM - Doors Close

TICKET INFORMATION

TICKETS ARE ON SALE

The NZBWF will run from 11.30am until 7.00pm. 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 (includes entry)

VIP Dinner: 5pm - $99 (includes entry)

GA Tickets - $39 per person (from 30th May - 12th June)

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

Door Sales - $49 per person

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Tracey Collins

Tracey Collins is NZ’s premier professional accordionist offering an unforgettable and unique entertainment experience that you and your clients will remember for years to come.

Her 27 years of playing experience (the past 16 years professionally) has blessed Tracey with a vast repertoire suitable for any occasion or venue.
A sought after rare talent, Tracey has entertained at events such as The Americas Cup, NZ Fashion Week, Volvo Ocean Race, Food & Wine Festivals and Sky City Auckland. Tracey’s killer smile and elegant style makes her the perfect musical compliment for any venue or occasion.
Recognized throughout New Zealand as the premier Accordion Entertainer and New Zealand’s only female Professional Accordion Entertainer she has earned extensive praise throughout New Zealand and Australia as an artist and entertainer, and is highly sought after as a professional musician.

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Jamie Newman

DJ and producer Jamie Newman is the DJ and driving force behind Aotearoa’s first No Lights No Lycra – a weekly dance happening where a sound-system is dragged into a community hall, the lights are turned off and 100 - 150 people let loose dancing in the dark on a Monday night. Jamie has been curating playlists to get people moving since it's inception 3 1/2 years ago.

Jamie is a regular DJ at Auckland’s Golden Dawn, producer behind electronic three piece Bright Child and a DIY renegade party all-rounder. His sets span soukous, electronic music, hi-life, indie electronic and alt pop – music for the dance floor from across genres, continents and eras.

While his DJing roots can be traced back to playing midnight NYE in the house zone at the Gathering in 98/99, a few recent highlights include DJing Splore 2014, 2015 + 2016, sole DJ for iconic NZ fashion label Kate Sylvester's 21st birthday party, DJing NZ Fashion Week 2014 + 2015, including playing the opening ceremony in 2015.

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YVONNE LORKIN

We are excited to announce Yvonne Lorkin is the New Zealand Boutique Wine Festival ambassador for 2017. Yvonne has a long list of accolades in the New Zealand wine industry. She graduated with top honours from the world renown Wine Marketing Diploma in Australia and is now an independent wine writer for CANVAS and national newspapers. In addition to writing for many newspapers around the country each week, she’s also the drinks writer for Dish Magazine, and has a fortnightly wine segment on Radio NZ National on Jim Mora’s ‘Afternoons’ show along with a weekly Saturday morning wine spot on Tony Murrel’s Home and Garden show on Radio Live. Yvonne presents, researches and produces a wine show on Food TV called Thirsty Work http://www.thirstyworktv.com. Yvonne has been actively judging at regional, national and international wine shows around New Zealand since 2003.

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THE VENUE

The Imperial Building is an eclectic collection of some of the most unique and well located heritage spaces in the heart of Auckland. Built between 1886 and 1911, the original Imperial Buildings at 44 Queen St, together with other buildings on the site, have undergone a $12 million revitalisation with a full suite of modern building facilities while at the same time retaining all the richness and character which only the passage of time can create.

For the event, we use as much of the original infrastructure as possible, to create a truly boutique environment when enjoying the best wine New Zealand has to offer. We hope you enjoy this unique space during the New Zealand Boutique Wine Festival 2016.

The venue entrance on the day will be located at 7 Fort Lane, Auckland CBD (exit - 44 Queen St).

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TICKET INFORMATION

TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE SHORTLY:

The NZBWF will run from 11.30am until 7.00pm. All tickets to the event include a festival glass, event programme and one free taste 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 (includes entry)

VIP Dinner: 5pm - $99 (includes entry)

GA Tickets - $39 per person (from 30th May - 13th June) 

Add On: Vertical Tasting - $39 per person (from 30th May -13th June)

Door Sales - $49 per person

Click here to buy tickets

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ADDITIONAL INFO

In 2017, the NZBWF will again be held over 3 levels in the Imperial Buildings and all areas will be under cover (Imperial lane, Everybodys, Roxy). 

Vineyards will conduct vertical tastings over the course of the day, and we will be holding a master class headed by our ambassador Yvonne Lorkin.

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