Join us at the New Zealand School of Food and Wine for a unique Wine and Food experience.
On 13 September, it's a great chance for you to sample some mouthwatering food and ingredients from an exciting line up of local artisan and innovative food producers. You can also get hands on with interactive cooking masterclasses.
On 13 & 14 September, New Zealand Wine Room features a showcase of wines from around the country. You will find a selection of outstanding winegrowers, many of them certified organic, pouring their wines. Masters of Wine Bob Campbell will host "walkabouts" during the tasting sessions and you can join him as he wander the room and discuss the characteristics that make wine special. From Italy we have wines from the famous regions of Piedmont and Chianti. Discover both classic and unusual grape varieties and styles of wine that are refreshing to taste while listen to Joelle Thomson to talk about her favourite Italian wine regions.
15 September, it's a day all about coffee. New Zealand specialty roasters will present coffee cupping with single origin coffees from around the world. We will also have coffee masterclasses hosted by trade acclaimed guest speakers.
For the hospitality trade we have three competitions running during W&F, the New Zealand Sommelier of the Year, Junior Sommelier of the Year & the Young New Zealand Wine Professional of the Year. Cameron Douglas, New Zealand's Master Sommelier, will oversee the competitions to be run on 13 & 14 September. This is an opportunity to challenge and recognize those who excel in professional wine service and at the same time build confidence in new talent.
Founded by Celia Hay, the New Zealand School of Food & Wine has been educating the next generation of chefs, restaurant & café owners, wine professionals and food lovers since 1995.
Located in Auckland's Viaduct, NZSFW offers small classes with an emphasis on hands-on practical experience.
In 2015, we will offer 4 new NZQA New Zealand certificates catering for young people seeking careers in cookery, hospitality and wine along with pathways into events, café and restaurant management.
As an authorised British WSET® Wine Award provider, our wine programmes will give you qualifications that are respected and recognised worldwide.
Our programmes give you a challenging, comprehensive education in the skills and techniques needed to succeed in one of the world’s largest and most dynamic industries.
NZSFW is rated NZQA Category 1.