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Winter F.A.W.C! 2015

This June, we are bringing you four fabulous Winter F.A.W.C! weekends to celebrate the seasonal goodness winter brings.  


Hunker down in cosy locations with roaring fires, musical notes and endless lashings of local lamb, venison and sumptuous earthy produce prepared in a multitude of warming ways. Glasses of rich, full bodied Hawke's Bay Reds will be flowing as the region's food and wine heroes strut their stuff at 45 delicious events

Take a look at all the tasty events below or download your copy of the Winter F.A.W.C! Programme here...

 


F.A.W.C! Winter Wine Bar

F.A.W.C! Winter Wine Bar. Friday 5th June 2015 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Cosy up in the candlelit cellar door with Te Awa’s food and wine maestros Stephen Tindall and Richard Painter. Sit round the fire sharing specially crafted small plates of cuisine, designed to match the Left Field, Te Awa and Kidnapper Cliff red available for tasting and sale. There will also be...

F.A.W.C! El Fiesta de Invierno

F.A.W.C! El Fiesta de Invierno. Friday 5th June 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Following the sell out success of this event in 2014, El Fiesta de Invierno returns to Winter F.A.W.C! in 2015, for one night only. El Fiesta de Invierno is a Spanish Winter Fiesta brought to you by Deliciosa and Advintage. Kick off your weekend with a selection of delicious Spanish wines and...

F.A.W.C! Winter Feasting

F.A.W.C! Winter Feasting. Friday 5th June 2015 - 6:30pm to 10:30pm

Winter is made for feasting with friends and family so pull up a chair at our winter feasting table. Dinner will be all about the best quality New Zealand fare with delicious beef, venison and seasonal produce prepared by Head Chef Ashley Jones and his talented team. Premium wines from Elephant...

F.A.W.C! Why Sherry is the new Gin

F.A.W.C! Why Sherry is the new Gin. Friday 5th June 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

If all you know about Sherry is that your grandma used to drink it then listen up. Sherry is the cutting edge of drinking cool and tonight you will find out why. Lustau is as good as it gets in top quality Sherries and they should know a thing or two, they’ve been making it since 1896. Their...

F.A.W.C! Vintage of a Generation – 2013 Prestige Collection

F.A.W.C! Vintage of a Generation – 2013 Prestige Collection. Friday 5th June 2015 - 7:00pm to 10:30pm

Indulge this winter and enjoy the ambience in the unique Terroir Restaurant, beside the roaring woodfire for an evening of prestige. Join Mary-Jeanne Hutchinson (nee Peabody) and be amongst the first to experience the ‘vintage of a generation’ release of the 2013 Prestige Collection of wines,...

F.A.W.C! The Scent of It

F.A.W.C! The Scent of It. Saturday 6th June 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

The ‘swirl and sniff’ - is it all just for show? Turning the traditional wine tasting on its head a little, The Scent of It will focus not so much on the taste of the wines, but rather the aroma, smell, whiff, pong or nose! While you certainly won’t be denied a taste of 10 gorgeous wines, ...

F.A.W.C! A Trip to Italy

F.A.W.C! A Trip to Italy. Saturday 6th June 2015 - 6:00pm to 10:30pm

A night at the cinema with a difference as you watch and taste your way through a Trip to Italy. . This acclaimed comedy stars Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as they dine six times in six different Italian provinces. As they travel in the movie, you will be served a selection of canapés. There will...

F.A.W.C! Medieval Winter Feast

F.A.W.C! Medieval Winter Feast. Saturday 6th June 2015 to Sunday 7th June 2015 - 6:30pm to 12:00am

Lordes and Ladies are invited to a medieval banquet in the majestic opulence of The Old Church. Be wined and dined by Court Jesters and serving wenches as you make merry on long tables massed with candles, groaning under the weight of the bounty gathered locally to delight your palate. Mucky chins...

F.A.W.C! Ngatarawa Unplugged

F.A.W.C! Ngatarawa Unplugged. Saturday 6th June 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

If you fancy yourself as a budding wine buff and want to learn more about wine without all the faff and sass, take the chance to sit down with one of the biggest names in the business and talk the talk. Peter from Ngatarawa will be pouring their new Proprietors Reserve Range wines as he shares the...

F.A.W.C! The Grill on Gimblett

F.A.W.C! The Grill on Gimblett. Saturday 6th June 2015 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Feel the heat this winter at the Gimblett Gravels BBQ, where chef Jimmy Macken will serve up an authentic wood smoked Southern BBQ, warmed with gravels from the legendary Gimblett Gravels Wine Growing District. It’s a Southern style BBQ with a local flavor that includes mixing and mingling with...

F.A.W.C! High Spirits & Whisky Business with Frankie Walker

F.A.W.C! High Spirits & Whisky Business with Frankie Walker. Saturday 6th June 2015 - 7:00pm to 10:30pm

Spirit aficionado and all round fun guy Frankie Walker is your host and he’s scoured the world for some wonderful spirited gems for this warming winter event. From limited release whiskies to rums and bourbons, both to mix or to enjoy straight, Frankie’s selection is sure to delight, inspire...

F.A.W.C! One Swazi Night

F.A.W.C! One Swazi Night. Saturday 6th June 2015 to Sunday 7th June 2015 - 7:00pm to 12:00am

If you have ever wandered on the wild side then you will know all about Davey Hughes. Hunter, Gatherer, Storyteller and brains behind world famous Swazi brand, he is also a legend in the kitchen. Tonight he will serve up a wine dinner that could well include his special pork, venision or even...

F.A.W.C! For the Love of Opera

F.A.W.C! For the Love of Opera. Sunday 7th June 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

A celebration of opera, love, food and wine. Guest starring Anna Pierard (Soprano) and Jose Aparicio (Tenor) a husband and wife duo who will serenade you during the afternoon. A sumptuous two course late lunch will be served by Orton Tailored Cuisine, set in the leafy surrounds of Sileni Estates...

F.A.W.C! Food Lover's Club

F.A.W.C! Food Lover's Club. Friday 12th June 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Emporium are bringing the art of entertaining at home to their place. A fun tasting event for the budding chef in us all, who love the idea of throwing dinner parties at home but aren't always sure how to do it. Executive Chef Damon McGinniss will demonstrate simple, yet stunning food which will...

F.A.W.C! Game Meets Spirits

F.A.W.C! Game Meets Spirits. Friday 12th June 2015 - 6:30pm to 10:30pm

Our new Head Chef, Daniel Pistone and his team invite you to sample wild game matched with the best of Hawke's Bay Winter produce, with spirits and spices thrown in for good measure. You’ll be welcomed with a warm glass of mulled wine and tasty canapés, roaring braziers and music. There will...

F.A.W.C! Trinity Hill Goes Bollywood

F.A.W.C! Trinity Hill Goes Bollywood. Friday 12th June 2015 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Trinity Hill is teaming up with award winning restaurant Namaskar to bring you an authentic taste of India. Putting the age old theory that a curry is best accompanied by a pint, Trinity Hill are out to prove how versatile Hawke’s Bay’s aromatic wines can be with range of different curries and...

F.A.W.C! Mid Winter Christmas with Ruth Pretty

F.A.W.C! Mid Winter Christmas with Ruth Pretty. Saturday 13th June 2015 - 9:30am to 4:00pm

The Mid Winter Christmas Feast with Ruth Pretty will be a day of fun, humour and learning where cooking school legend Ruth shares her tips and tricks to help plan your own perfect Mid Winter Christmas party at home. Tickets include morning tea, the morning demonstration with Ruth, a three course...

F.A.W.C! The Bollinger Brunch with James Beck

F.A.W.C! The Bollinger Brunch with James Beck. Saturday 13th June 2015 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday 14th June 2015 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day so why shouldn’t we celebrate it? Join Chef James as he lovingly whips up a light five course, fine dining brunch set in the relaxed luxury of Haumoana House at Millar Road. Enjoy a glass or two of Bolly chatting with other guests and...

F.A.W.C! Wine Makers Long Table Lunch

F.A.W.C! Wine Makers Long Table Lunch. Saturday 13th June 2015 - 12:00pm to 2:30pm
Sunday 21st June 2015 - 12:00pm to 2:30pm

Clearview is one of Hawke’s Bay’s favourite winery restaurants with a long established reputation for superb wines, great food, and a magical setting on the Te Awanga coast. This year, head chef Pete Hallgarth has designed a four course lunch showcasing the flavours of the four corners of the...

F.A.W.C! Cider House Rules

F.A.W.C! Cider House Rules. Saturday 13th June 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Apples, Pears, crushed or otherwise, this is where you taste what type of cider rules your taste buds. In a casual setting reminiscent of the local orchard, you can wander around each cider station supping as you go with canapés served to match each cider. Your ticket includes all tastings and a...

F.A.W.C! Truffle Kerfuffle

F.A.W.C! Truffle Kerfuffle. Saturday 13th June 2015 - 2:45pm to 11:00pm

Black Truffles are the legends of fungi. They look unprepossessing. They defy taste description - with overtones of blue cheese crossed with old socks, a combination of newly ploughed soil, fall rain, burrowing earthworms and locker rooms. But the aroma deceptively conceals their complex yet...

F.A.W.C! My Syrah Rules

F.A.W.C! My Syrah Rules. Saturday 13th June 2015 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm

Is there anything better than sipping a delicious syrah in winter? Well, Vidal Estate are going one better, not only will you enjoy a glass of their Reserve Syrah you will spend the afternoon with winemaker Hugh Crichton learning the tricks of the trade. Tour the barrel hall, as Hugh shares...

F.A.W.C! Taste Your Knowledge

F.A.W.C! Taste Your Knowledge. Saturday 13th June 2015 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

What better excuse to taste wine than to learn about it? Enter a team or fly solo in this fun wine quiz run by the Te Awa viticulture team. You’ll go through a flight of reds and whites to see if you can recognize the varietal but don’t worry if you get it wrong, round two will be to re-taste...

F.A.W.C! Hastings PAKn'Save Edible Fashion Awards

F.A.W.C! Hastings PAKn'Save Edible Fashion Awards. Saturday 13th June 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Fancy an evening of design and fashion with a foodie twist? Take a seat beside the catwalk as the thirty two finalists strut their stuff for the judges (Kate Mackenzie, Colin Mathura-Jeffree and Chris Sisarich). All designs are created using edible food items or food packaging reflecting the theme...

F.A.W.C! eatdrinkshare italy

F.A.W.C! eatdrinkshare italy. Saturday 13th June 2015 - 7:00pm to 10:30pm

A true Italian family styled feast on long shared tables where guests can dine with old friends and meet many new as they enjoy the Eat Drink Share Hawke’s Bay team’s take on a long Italian dinner. Traditional Italian dishes will be served in a shared style across the table. The wine and drinks...

Food Alley - Eat on the Street

Food Alley - Eat on the Street. Thursday 18th June 2015 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

For one night we’re closing off Napier Rd in the Heart of the Village so you can eat on the street. It’s street food, Village style – a celebration of artisan takeaways and food truck classics. We’ve assembled the Bay’s best food vendors and, for a few hours, they‘re all in one place...

F.A.W.C! The Helicopter Trust Cocktail Party

F.A.W.C! The Helicopter Trust Cocktail Party. Friday 19th June 2015 - 5:30pm to 9:30pm

For over 23 years the Hastings Karamu Rotary Club have run the iconic, glitzy fundraiser for the Hawke’s Bay Rescue Helicopter Trust, and this year they are giving it a “F.A.W.C! Over”. “Reds and Rotors” will be the theme for the evening, showcasing Hawke’s Bays freshest produce matched...

F.A.W.C! Southern Love

F.A.W.C! Southern Love. Friday 19th June 2015 - 6:30pm to 11:00pm

Get a taste of the new South. Chef Hayden Esau is preparing a four course tasting menu, inspired by the southern states of America. Using a twist of techniques and ingredients from around the globe, each course will be touched by Bourbon and will make you look at American cuisine in a whole new...

F.A.W.C! Chefs in Home

F.A.W.C! Chefs in Home. Friday 19th June 2015 - 6:30pm to 11:00pm

Chefs in Homes is a series of intimate dinners held in some of Hawke’s Bay’s finest homes. Elephant Hill Winery and Restaurant invites you to join them for an exclusive evening at The Lodge, where Executive Chef, Ashley Jones, will prepare a sublime seven course dinner matched with Elephant...

F.A.W.C! WBC & HC in H.B

F.A.W.C! WBC & HC in H.B. Friday 19th June 2015 - 6:30pm to 10:30pm

We are thrilled to welcome both the Owner and Head Chef from WBC and Capitol Restaurants in Wellington (Clay Toomer and Tom Hutchinson) who are joining forces with the Mamacita and Hugo Chang Team (led by Nick Neilson and Head Chef Clint Toomer) to bring you an evening that will tantalize your...

F.A.W.C! Hops & Grapes - Sacred Hill Meets Zeelandt Brewery

F.A.W.C! Hops & Grapes - Sacred Hill Meets Zeelandt Brewery. Friday 19th June 2015 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm

Beer or wine? Well how about both? Have it all at this fun convivial night led by Sacred Hill Chief Winemaker Tony Bish and guest beer brewing maestro Chris Barber from Zeelandt Brewery. Each will pour their magic, matched to specially designed small plates of cuisine from The Puketapu Executive...

F.A.W.C! Oh, How You've Aged

F.A.W.C! Oh, How You've Aged. Friday 19th June 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Some things really do get better with age and this can surely be said about Syrah. Chris Wilcock, owner of Ashridge Winery will take you through a vertical tasting of their Syrah, starting with 2009 and finishing with tier new release 2013 Reserve Syrah. Mixing old with new is Head Chef Francky...

F.A.W.C! Learn to Nourish & Flourish

F.A.W.C! Learn to Nourish & Flourish. Saturday 20th June 2015 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

We all lead such busy lives these days, it’s easy to forget the important things such as health and hearty nourishment. Join us for a hands-on practical workshop that will teach you how to prepare nourishing hearty meals using traditional foods such as bone broth, sauerkraut, organ meats and...

F.A.W.C! Vive La Revolution

F.A.W.C! Vive La Revolution. Saturday 20th June 2015 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us for an epic battle between new world and old. Church Road Winemaker Chris Scott will bring his bottled best to go head to head with Geoff Wilson of Convivium who has enlisted some equally impressive French counterparts. The Church Road special line-up includes past vintages of TOM,...

F.A.W.C! Left Field: Burlesque Di Vino

F.A.W.C! Left Field: Burlesque Di Vino. Saturday 20th June 2015 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Te Awa is celebrating the re-launch of their Left Field range, and they’re doing it cabaret style. Left Field is the embodiment of their whimsical approach to exploration, creativity and imagination so think Moulin Rouge meets wine-making and you can just about imagine what to expect for this...

F.A.W.C! Fire It Up

F.A.W.C! Fire It Up. Saturday 20th June 2015 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

Flames and fire are the order of the night as you relax in front of Crab Farms blazing fire pit to feast on your three course dinner with wine matches to each course. Crab Farm Winemaker Hamish Jardine will present his wines and share a wine tip or two. Live music by Ian Munro and fire dancers will...

F.A.W.C! Murder Mystery - Death by Dessert

F.A.W.C! Murder Mystery - Death by Dessert. Saturday 20th June 2015 - 6:30pm to 10:30pm

Call 111, there has been a murder at the engagement party of Chastity Corman and Miles Belvedere! This Murder Mystery Night brings together two family dynasties and takes place in the home of Lord and Lady Toby le Rone, aka the cellar at Sileni Estate Winery. Expertease Corporate will present the...

F.A.W.C! Bee Prepared with Martin Bosley

F.A.W.C! Bee Prepared with Martin Bosley. Saturday 20th June 2015 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm

Bee Prepared for a truly special dinner hosted in Napier’s historic Balquhidder House. Presented by the renowned artistic Culy family, the 8 course honey-themed menu designed by renowned Chef and food writer Martin Bosley features delicious local produce and pure, organic honey from Beagles...

F.A.W.C! Tuatara II

F.A.W.C! Tuatara II. Sunday 21st June 2015 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

We’re not sure what the optimum number of breweries in a country of four million should be, but we’re pretty sure that the correct answer is not “two”. Yet for more years than our uncles can count that’s exactly how many there were in New Zealand. It took ‘til the late 1990s for the...

F.A.W.C! Food for Thought...

F.A.W.C! Food for Thought.... Friday 26th June 2015 - 6:30pm to 10:30pm

Test your knowledge and your taste buds in this fun and interactive food and wine quiz. You’ll be blind tasting, sipping and supping your way through this lighthearted quiz designed for lovers of food, wine, beer, cider and everything in between. Each team of six receives a free drink on arrival...

F.A.W.C! Ciao Bella

F.A.W.C! Ciao Bella. Friday 26th June 2015 - 6:30pm to 10:30pm

Tonight Birdwood's Gallery is open for dinner, and what a dinner it will be. Canapés and three courses of delicious Italian cuisine prepared by local pasta legend Danny Brown and his partner Wendy Barnett. Gaze out into the sculpture garden from your intimate table inside the Conservatory,...

F.A.W.C! Molto and Montepulciano with Trinity Hill

F.A.W.C! Molto and Montepulciano with Trinity Hill. Friday 26th June 2015 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Tonight is the night that Trinity Hills eagerly anticipated 2014 Gimblett Gravels Montepulciano will be unveiled to the public. It seems only fitting that Paolo Pancotti from Molto Italian Kitchen is on hand to prepare an authentic Italian feast fit for this occasion as you enjoy the whispers of...

F.A.W.C! Steeples, Steak & Syrah

F.A.W.C! Steeples, Steak & Syrah. Saturday 27th June 2015 - 11:30am to 5:00pm

Steeples, Steak & Syrah is a celebration of fine wine, great steak and heart stopping jumps racing action. This one off special event is situated in the finest lounge Hawke’s Bay Racing has to offer with a view of the entire racetrack at the top of the park. Guests are encouraged to don their...

F.A.W.C! Modernism by Pask

F.A.W.C! Modernism by Pask. Saturday 27th June 2015 - 6:30pm to 10:30pm

Food, Wine and Art have been friends forever so you know this three course dinner is going to be special. Chef Kent Baddeley, is ready to blow your mind through flavours, colours and textures at his creative restaurant hub, Ten Twenty Four. The three-course dinner will feature some of Kent's...

F.A.W.C! A French Affair: Farmers & Foragers

F.A.W.C! A French Affair: Farmers & Foragers. Saturday 27th June 2015 - 6:30pm to 10:30pm

The art of foraging has long been a French tradition but here in our little patch of the world we have perfected it. The act of cooking is a simple equation: ingredients + execution, tonight’s treasured family recipes will be prepared with our bespoke heritage produce and home grown herbs to...

F.A.W.C! Mutton Dressed as Lamb Ball

F.A.W.C! Mutton Dressed as Lamb Ball. Saturday 27th June 2015 to Sunday 28th June 2015 - 7:00pm to 12:00am

It's time to dust off your tiara, shine up your shoes and join us for the Mutton Dressed as Lamb Ball. Dressed to kill in your skins, silk and sandals we will entertain you all night long with food, wine and live entertainment. The choice is yours; mutton or lamb. Ticket includes your first...

F.A.W.C! Winter Warmer Wind Down

F.A.W.C! Winter Warmer Wind Down. Sunday 28th June 2015 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

Wind down over a delectable, hearty Sunday roast with an array of garden plates from local growers, snuggled in front of the fire in Te Awa’s cosy cellar door. It goes without saying there will be wine matches with lunch, available to taste at your table or with the experts behind the cellar...

F.A.W.C! Goat's Head Soup

F.A.W.C! Goat's Head Soup. Sunday 28th June 2015 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

From the street food stalls of Marrakesh to a love of the Rolling Stones, Mister D Dining and Monica Loves in conjunction with "3 shots to the Head" present "The Goat's Head Soup" extravaganza. A varietable feast of Moroccan delicacies beginning with cocktails and mezze in Monica Loves where...

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