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Unique new Waiheke Wine Festival

MEDIA RELEASE 20 NOVEMBER 2008

Unique new Waiheke Wine Festival – a perfect way to spend Waitangi Weekend

The ‘Island of Wine’ has a brand new major wine event. The Waiheke Wine Festival is a special three day celebration of the fruits of this unique island producing area with its sub-tropical climate, perfect soil and dedicated award winning internationally acclaimed growers.

The event is aimed at those who take their wine seriously and appreciate good food matched with a fine red or white.

The event will take place on 6, 7 & 8 February 2009 and offers three different elements over the 3 days. The event kicks off on Waitangi Day with a sumptuous Long Lunch, a special 6 course degustation style menu, served undercover and matched with local wines.

Saturday is the Waiheke Wine Festival proper with a chance to sample and buy some of the best wines produced on the island, matched with delicious local food accompanied by some great music on the 2 entertainment stages. Sunday offers the chance to relax with some soulful jazz at the Sunday Brunch.

President of the Waiheke Winemakers Association, Chris Canning says “We’re delighted that the Island of Wine once again has a major showcase for the highly acclaimed and award winning wines produced on Waiheke. What’s also important in this event is its appeal to those serious about their enjoyment of fine wine. It’s a festival where wine comes first, food second and music third.”

Event Organiser Kathy Cunningham says “Music may not come first but the

quality and caliber of musicians is high. This is the perfect way to spend Waitangi weekend. Why not do the stunning sculpture walk on Friday morning then the Waiheke Wine Festival Long Lunch.

Indulge your senses on Saturday at the festival proper with great music from local and international artists. On Sunday you can attend the Onetangi Beach Race then chill out at the Festival Sunday brunch.”

What: The Waiheke Wine Festival Where: Isola Estate, Onetangi Road, Waiheke When: Long Lunch 6 Feb 2009, 11.30am – 3.00pm Festival proper 7 Feb 2009, 11.00am – 6.30pm Sunday Brunch 8 Feb 2009, 11.00am – 3.00pm How Much: Long Lunch, tbc, Saturday: $65 (children under 13 free), Sunday Brunch tbc No Gate sales Tickets: On sale 29 November through www.ticketek.co.nz

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