Wine and Liquor Events Calendar

This event calendar is provided for information for the New Zealand wine and liquor industries and is not intended to be a general calendar of all events that may occur. Whilst some events will have a consumer focus, it is more of a helpful guide for those in the trade to use as a planning tool to avoid conflicting dates. Not every event will necessarily be listed here.

Date Event City Country Trade/Consumer
January 2017
4 January - 17 August French Wine Scholar & WSET Level 3 - Combined Auckland New Zealand Both
February 2017
13 February - 10 April Wine Course - WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits Christchurch New Zealand Both
20 February - 12 May Certificate in Professional Wine Knowledge (Sommelier) Auckland New Zealand Both
27 February - 1 May Wine Course - WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits Christchurch New Zealand Both
March 2017
7 March - 18 April Certificate in Wine - Tuesday evening Part time Auckland New Zealand Both
13 - 24 March WSET - Level 2 (Intermediate) Award Auckland New Zealand Both
25 March - 27 August Certificate in Professional Wine Knowledge (Sommelier) - Part time Auckland New Zealand Both
25 March - 9 April Certificate in Wine - Weekend Part Time Auckland New Zealand Both
28 - 29 March International Wine Tourism Conference 2016 Catania, Sicily Italy Trade
29 March - 2 April Waiheke Wine & Food Festival 2017 Waiheke Island, Auckland New Zealand Consumer
April 2017
1 April Explore Waiheke Wine & Food Festival - Main event Waiheke Island, Auckland New Zealand Consumer
7 - 9 April The Food Show Christchurch 2017 Christchurch New Zealand Both
9 - 10 April Les Grands Concours Du Monde 2016 Strasbourg France Trade
16 April Clyde Wine and Food Festival 2017 Clyde, Central Otago New Zealand Consumer
18 - 21 April WSET- Level 2 Award in Spirits - Full Time Auckland New Zealand Both
22 April - 7 May WSET - Level 2 (Intermediate) Award - Part time Weekend Option Auckland New Zealand Both
24 - 28 April Decanter World Wine Awards 2016 - Judging Week London UK Trade
May 2017
4 May The Great New Zealand Wine Tiki Tour: Vancouver (Trade) Vancouver Canada Trade
4 May The Great New Zealand Wine Tiki Tour: Vancouver (Consumer) Vancouver Canada Consumer
5 May International Sauvignon Blanc Day (twitter) #sauvblanc the world the world Both
Date to be confirmed Game of Rhones - Auckland Auckland New Zealand Both
Date to be confirmed Game of Rhones - Wellington Wellington New Zealand Both
7 - 9 May Food & Hospitality Africa Johannesburg South Africa Both
7 May New York International Wine Competition 2017 New York USA Trade
9 May The Great New Zealand Wine Tiki Tour: Toronto (Consumer) Toronto Canada Consumer
10 May The Great New Zealand Wine Tiki Tour: Toronto (Trade) Toronto Canada Trade
13 May Saint Clair Half Marathon Blenheim New Zealand Both
13 - 14 May The Great NZ Food Show Hamilton New Zealand Both
16 - 17 May USA Trade Tasting 2017 New York USA Trade
19 May Pure Discovery Chine - May Roadshow - Shanghai Shanghai China Both
19 May Pure Discovery China - May Roadshow - Shanghai Shanghai China Trade
20 May Bluff Oyster Festival 2017 Bluff New Zealand Consumer
22 May Pure Discovery China - May Roadshow - Beijing Beijing China Trade
22 May - 2 June Certificate in Wine Auckland New Zealand Both
22 May - 11 August Certificate in Professional Wine Knowledge (Sommelier) Auckland New Zealand Both
22 May - 2 June Certificate in Wine - Full Time Auckland New Zealand Both
22 May WSET- Level 1 Award in Wines Auckland New Zealand Both
22 May Pure Discovery China, May Roadshow - Beijing Beijing China Trade
24 May Pure Discovery China - May Roadshow - Chengdu Chengdu China Trade
26 May Pure Discovery China - May Roadshow - Guangzhou Guangzhou China Trade
26 - 28 May The Food Show Wellington 2017 Wellington New Zealand Both
26 May Pure Discovery China, May Roadshow - Guangzhou Guangzhou China Trade
29 May New Zealand Wine Fair - Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong Trade
June 2017
Date to be confirmed South Island Hospitality Show 2017 Christchurch New Zealand Trade
2 - 25 June FAWC! Hawkes Bay Wine and Food Classic - Winter Series Hawkes Bay New Zealand Both
3 June Game of Rhones - Perth Perth Australia Both
7 June Three Wine Men Consumer Fairs - London - Let's Get Fizzical London United Kingdom Consumer
10 - 25 June Certificate in Wine - Weekend Part Time Auckland New Zealand Both
10 - 18 June Game of Rhones - Melbourne Melbourne Australia Both
10 June Game of Rhones - Brisbane Brisbane Australia Both
11 June Melbourne International Wine Competition 2017 Melbourne Australia Trade
12 - 23 June WSET - Level 2 (Intermediate) Award - Full Time Auckland New Zealand Both
16 June New Zealand Winegrowers Grape Days - Central Otago Cromwell New Zealand Trade
18 - 21 June WOW - World of Organic Wines Vinexpo 2017 Bordeaux France Trade
18 June Game of Rhones - Sydney Sydney Australia Both
23 June New World Wine Awards entries close Wellington New Zealand Trade
26 - 28 June Organic & Biodynamic Winegrowing Conference Blenheim New Zealand Both
July 2017
1 July - 27 August WSET Level 3 (Advanced) Award Auckland New Zealand Both
5 - 7 July Winetech Australia 2017 Adelaide Australia Trade
18 - 21 July WSET - Level 2 Award in Spirits - Full Time Auckland New Zealand Both
24 July Negociants Wine Tour - Auckland Auckland New Zealand Trade
25 - 28 July 10th Academy of Wine Business Research Conference Sonoma County USA Trade
25 July Negociants Fine Wine Tour - Wellington Wellington New Zealand Both
26 - 27 July International Bulk Wine & Spirits Show San Francisco USA Trade
26 July Negociants Fine Wine Tour - Christchurch Christchurch New Zealand Both
27 - 30 July The Food Show Auckland 2017 Auckland New Zealand Both
27 July Negociants Fine Wine Tour - Dunedin Dunedin New Zealand Both
28 - 30 July 31st International Pinot Noir Celebration 2017 McMinnville, Oregon USA Both
31 July - 2 August New World Wine Awards judging Wellington New Zealand Trade
September 2017
4 September - 24 November Certificate in Professional Wine Knowledge (Sommelier) Auckland New Zealand Both
11 - 15 September Simei@drinktec 2017 Munich Germany Trade
November 2017
1 - 3 November New Zealand Syrah Workshop Mount Ruapehu New Zealand Trade
11 November Hawkes Bay Wine Auction Napier New Zealand Both
February 2018
12 February China BEST VALUE Wine & Spirits Awards 2018 - results announced Hong Kong China Trade
June 2018
24 - 26 June Fine Food New Zealand 2018 Auckland New Zealand Trade
May 2020
26 - 28 May International Cool Climate Wine Symposium 2020 Brighton England Trade




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