“it's a smile, it's a kiss, it's a sip of wine ... it's summertime!” This quote from Kenny Chesney kind of says it all really as we head into our long New Zealand summer. These early heady days where we are full of anticipation for the weather, glad the cold and wet seem to have been booted out the door, and getting ready for our relaxing summer holidays and therefore it's a great time to sit back and enjoy one of New Zealand's best loved Food and Wine Festivals in the abundant region of Hawkes Bay!
The F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic is an event held bi-annually and the array of crisp, clear summer wines, al fresco dining delights partnered with sweet summer sounds and stunning scenery make the summer event one to be put in the diaries.
With events such as Mission Vintage Garden Party at Mission Estate, Sunset BBQ with Al Brown Black Barn Vineyards, Art in the Olive Groves and Porchetta in the Vines at Trinity Hill Winery and a Masterclass with Ray McVinnie and Nici Wickes just a smattering of the wonderful events. Featuring some of New Zealand's top chefs, winemakers, artists, brewers and many more this 10 day event has it all for the food and wine lover!
Held this year from 3-12 November jump in that campervan or set yourself the task of seeking out one of those delightful B&B's across the region and enjoy the Summer Hawkes Bay Food and Wine Classic!
What could be more fun than wandering around your local market. Fresh baking smells, lovingly handcrafted items, each one unique and special, delicious home grown produce - that's what we love and we hope you do too!