NZ Wine Events Calendar

Here is a list of all the major wine related Competitions & Events held in New Zealand – from wine competitions and awards to regional and national wine events, festivals and celebrations.

For all official New Zealand Wine Growers events visit –

Please contact me with the details of any new wine events happening that I may have missed, and I’ll add it to the directory.

Advertise your next event on the NZ Wine Directory website, blog and social media – The NZ Wine Directory averages 106K Google search impressions, 50.4K page views and over 6K visitors to the website each month. (Stats: 2023 Year)


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Aotearoa NZ Organic Wine Awards

Aotearoa NZ Regional Wine Competition

Cuisine Magazine Wine Tastings

Fruit Wine & Cider Awards

Hawke’s Bay Wine Awards

Marlborough Wine Show

National Wine Awards of Aotearoa NZ

New World Wine Awards

New Zealand International Wine Show

New Zealand Wine of the Year Awards

NZ Sommelier Challenge

Global Fine Wine Challenge


Here are some of the Food and Wine Events held across New Zealand.

There are lots of other wine related events, wine tastings, clubs and more all advertised on Eventbrite:

JULY 2024

NZ Wine Growers Grape Days 2024 – Otago
Tuesday 2 July 2024

NZ Wine Growers Grape Days 2024 – Hawke’s Bay
Thursday 4 July 2024

Young Winemaker of the Year 2024 Starts
For regional Dates and Times visit:

Winetopia – Auckland
Friday 26 & Saturday 27 July 2024

September 2024

Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction
Saturday 14th September 2024

Organic Wine Week
Monday 16 – Sunday 22 September 2024

Down to Earth – Prefab Hall in Wellington on 17 September 2024 and at Brad’s Warehouse in Auckland on 19 September 2024.

Aotearoa Chardonnay Symposium 2024 – Hawke’s Bay
Thursday 26th & Friday 27th September 2024

October 2024

First Light Wine And Food Festival
Sunday October 27 2024

November 2024

Toast Martinborough
Sunday 17 November, 2024

Harvest Hawke’s Bay Festival
Saturday 23 November 2024

Ray White Savour in the Park Marlborough
Saturday 23 November 2024

January 2025

Toast Martinborough
Sunday 19 January 2025

February 2025

Pinot Noir New Zealand 2025
Tuesday 11 – Thursday 13 February 2025

Wairarapa Harvest Festival
Saturday 15 February 2025

June 2025

Organic & Biodynamic Winegrowing Conference
Monday 16 – Wednesday 18 June 2025

January 2026

International Cool Climate Wine Symposium (ICCWS)
Sunday 25 – Wednesday 28 January 2026 Christchurch

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