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Upcoming Events

Written by  Staff Reporters

Marlborough Wine Industry Wellness Week

27 - 31 May

The second Marlborough Wine Industry Wellness Week will build on the success of the inaugural event, which saw companies, individuals and organisations sharing tips for wellbeing during harvest and throughout the year. The week aims to strengthen a culture of wellness and wellbeing in the industry, while highlighting effective and innovative initiatives from across the sector.

Red Blends Workshop

7 June

A one-day workshop at Toi Toi in Hastings exploring the opportunities and challenges for this important category for Hawke's Bay and beyond. To register interest email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

OWNZ Wine Workshop FBTW


OWNZ Workshops

7 - 14 June

Organic Winegrowers New Zealand is partnering with Kelly Mulville, from Paicines Ranch in California, to deliver a series of workshops around New Zealand this winter. The Horticentre Charitable Trust OWNZ Kelly Mulville Tour workshops take place in Central Otago on 7 June, North Canterbury on 10 June, Marlborough on 12 June, and Hawke's Bay on 14 June. Kelly is a pioneer of the regenerative viticulture movement in the United States, with an approach that aims to move with climate change and reduce the environmental footprint of vineyards by developing innovative viticultural growing systems.


Wellington 7 - 8 June

Auckland 26 - 27 July

Winetopia sees thousands of wine lovers come together with sommeliers, Masters of Wine and winery representatives to taste new releases and meet new potential customers. All regions of New Zealand are represented and this year there are new attractions in both cities.

winetopia FBTW


Grape Days 2024

Marlborough: 24 June

Central Otago: 2 July

Hawke's Bay: 4 July

Join Bragato Research Institute (BRI) at Grape Days 2024 for the latest grape and wine research. More information including the programme and tickets will be available at


25 - 27 June

A major wine trade event in Marlborough this winter will feature an industry-led conference themed Innovate, Elevate, Celebrate. Focused on business intelligence, the WinePro conference will delve into emerging trends, sustainable practices, and technological advancements, surrounded by wine industry suppliers and equipment, including the latest innovations and technologies shaping the future of the wine industry. The event has been supported by Marlborough District Council, New Zealand Winegrowers, Bragato Research Institute, AgriTech NZ and Wine Marlborough Ltd, ensuring strong industry support and a stellar line up of speakers and experts, says organiser Gary FitzRoy. "This event is not just about business, it's a celebration and tribute to the remarkable achievements of the New Zealand wine sector."

winepro FBTW


Aotearoa Regional Wine Competition

27 - 28 July (Judging)

The Aotearoa Regional Wine Competition is focused on championing and promoting New Zealand's regional uniqueness. Chaired by Jim Harré, with a panel of experienced judges, the Aotearoa Regional Wine Competition, sponsored by The George Hotel, is a fantastic opportunity to promote your wine to local and international markets, with all gold medal winning wines exposed to 115,000 people at The New Zealand Agricultural Show. Entries open on 8 May and close on 10 July.

Red Wine Tasting FBTW


Young Winemaker National Final

27 August

Regional competition for the 2024 Tonnellerie de Mercurey Young Winemaker of the Year will run throughout New Zealand in July and August, followed by the National Final on 27 August at Foley Wine's The Runholder in Wairarapa. The winner will be announced at the Althogether Unique 2024 Celebration Dinner on 29 August.

Alena Kamper FBTW

Young Winemaker 2023 Alena Kamper

Young Viticulturist National Final

28 August

There are five regional competitions for New Zealand Young Viticulturist of the Year this year, with the National Final to be held at Escarpment in Wairarapa on 28 August. The winner will be announced at the Altogether Unique 2024 Celebration Dinner in Wellington.

Oz Clarke 2 FBTW

Oz Clarke at the 2023 Altogether Unique Celebration Dinner.

Altogether Unique 2024

29 - 30 August

New Zealand Winegrowers' (NZW) annual Altogether Unique 2024 industry celebration will be held in Wellington at Te Papa. Two days of events will be headlined by a Celebration Dinner, honouring this year's NZW Fellows, and featuring the 2024 Young Viticulturist and 2024 Young Winemaker awards. More details of all events will be released in May.

Aotearoa New Zealand Chardonnay Symposium 2024

26 - 27 September

Expanding on the foundation of education and community laid in 2023, this year’s Symposium, to be held at Toi Toi in Hastings, shifts focus to explore the sense of place in Aotearoa Chardonnay, through informative case studies, inspiring speakers, and an expansive tasting programme.

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The Southern Pinot Noir Workshop is a unique opportunity to learn from experts, confer with peers, and discuss topical issues that affect New Zealand’s wine industry.

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The New Zealand Winegrowers Wine Business Forum will focus on the importance of brand, and has been designed to inform, connect and inspire those with a connection to our wine sector.

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