New Zealand’s largest wine tasting event, Winetopia presented by Singapore Airlines, is scheduled to return to Auckland’s Shed 10 from 9-10 June before debuting in Wellington at Shed 6 from 14-15 July. The event aims to unlock the diverse world of wine, offering the opportunity to meet winemakers and try hundreds of wines from dozens of wineries from regions across New Zealand, accompanied by food and music. All three sessions sold out in Auckland last year, and Wellingtonians are also displaying a keen interest.

“New Zealand boasts over 670 wineries, far too many for an average Kiwi to check out in one lifetime,” said festival director Rob Eliot. “We’ve created Winetopia to take attendees far beyond the well-known, behind the closed door of the vineyards and cellar doors of our beautiful country and into the minds of the people that make our world-famous drop.”

Event sponsors Singapore Airlines will help visitors explore one of their lead destinations – France – with dedicated French vs NZ wine tastings and the chance for all event attendees to enter to win a return flight for two to Paris with Singapore Airlines.