FAWC! Hawke's Bays bi-annual food and wine classic
FAWC! Hawke's Bays bi-annual food and wine classic
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Launch Party with Hawke's Bay Winemakers

We’re kicking off F.A.W.C!’s eighth year with a progressive-style evening in the stunning surrounds of Black Barn Vineyards. Enjoy the celebrations under the twinkling festoon lights as Hawke’s Bay wine makers & brewers pour some of the best local drops, while the legendary Orton's will serve freshly prepared seasonal bites. MC Jesse Mulligan will keep the evening on track, while you mix and mingle with friends and enjoy the sounds from decks as the DJ plays into the night.

$95 includes wine, beer & cider tastings matched to four small plates and entertainment
$15 return bus transfers from Napier, Hastings and Havelock North i-Sites

Brimming with exquisite fresh produce and world-class food and wine, it’s clear to see why Hawke’s Bay is hailed as an epicurean’s dream destination. It’s a tough job knowing where to start, so that’s why we created F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic – your one-stop culinary festival that brings together the best on offer from across the region. With 70+ events set in stunning locations over 10 glorious days, Summer F.A.W.C! is proving life doesn’t get better than this.

Make the most of your F.A.W.C! experience by getting someone else to take care of the driving. Find out your options on the Transport page of the F.A.W.C! website.


A big thank you to our sponsors

Bostock

Bostock

Bostock Brothers Organic Free Range Chickens live longer, happier lives than any conventional free-range chicken. We focus on quality, not quantity, and are committed to producing better tasting chicken, that has been nurtured from the pasture to your plate.

Flock Events

Flock Events

Gathering to us is warm, inviting, comfortable and memorable. Really, gathering is an art. An art that has become our reality and is not only known to us, but by many, as Flock.
Specialising in furniture hire, florals and styling, we strive to provide beautiful furniture and concepts beyond imagination that allow you to celebrate or gather in your own unique and magical way.

Hawke's Bay Wine

Hawke's Bay Wine

Hawke’s Bay is a special wine region. Its diverse sub-regions and micro climates not only allows for the production of award-winning Chardonnays, Syrahs and Merlot Cabernet blends, but also other international varietals that are less common here in New Zealand. Albariño to Zinfandel, discover the other side of Hawke’s Bay Wine.

Mardigras

Mardigras

Mardigras Event Hire is proudly locally owned and operated, we love Hawke’s Bay and all the great events we get to be a part of.
We are proud to have been involved with FAWC! from the beginning, helping to showcase the very best of the Hawke’s Bay food and wine industry to the world.

Orton's

Orton's

We have been leaders in the hospitality industry in Hawke’s Bay and surrounding areas for over 30 years. Orton’s is the largest privately owned catering company in the region and has an unmatched reputation for excellence in everything it does.

Planit Events

Planit Events

Planit Events is an innovative Hawke’s Bay owned and operated event management company led by Bex Tacon. At Planit Events we can plan, organise and manage events, functions and occasions of all sizes and styles. We’re a well-known and respected company that cares about the local community and we conduct our business in line with this.

Silver Fern Farms

Silver Fern Farms

Silver Fern Farms is New Zealand’s leading processor, marketer and exporter of grass-fed, sustainable quality lamb, beef and venison. Our Plate to Pasture strategy is how we make it happen. We are 100% Made of New Zealand and the first choice for people who care about food.

Askerne

Askerne

Askerne is a boutique, family owned winery specialising in aromatic white wines and dessert wines. Askerne offers gourmet picnics giving you the opportunity to select from our comprehensive range of antipasto bites. Match your picnic with a glass of stunning Askerne wine in our idyllic vineyard setting.

Black Barn

Black Barn

We are a boutique vineyard close to Havelock North in Hawke's Bay. We focus on premium red varieties such as Merlot and Cabernet Franc, our award-winning whites include Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. Our wines are Estate Grown and selectively picked, many of our wines are available only at the cellar door.

Bridge Pa Triangle

Bridge Pa Triangle

The Bridge Pa Triangle Wine District celebrates and promotes one of New Zealand’s premium winegrowing sub-regions. It extends over more than 2,000 hectares on the western side of the Heretaunga plains and includes the largest concentration of vineyards in Hawke’s Bay.

Church Road

Church Road

Since our journey began in 1897, the winemakers at Church Road have been at the forefront of the Hawke’s Bay winemaking region. And while our traditional techniques hold great importance, we have always balanced this with innovative ways to hone our skills and continue to create exceptional wines.

Craggy Range

Craggy Range

Craggy Range is a family owned winery established in 1998, located at the foot of Te Mata Peak, offering a second-to-none visitor experience. Our Cellar Door offers relaxed and intimate seated tastings, while our restaurant serves the best local produce prepared by Head Chef Casey McDonald.

Deco City Beer

Deco City Beer

Deco City is a homage to the city of Napier and our brewery partner. Napier was destroyed by an earthquake in 1931 and was then rebuilt in the world famous Art Deco style. This beer is brewed at bStudio in the former National Tobacco Building, one of the world’s most famous Art Deco buildings.

Halcyon Days

Halcyon Days

Halcyon Days is husband and wife winemaking team Amy and Olly Hopkinson-Styles. They craft minimal intervention wines from Organically grown grapes with no additions throughout the winemaking process. A love of the environment, the importance of community and Hawke's Bay are at the core of what they do.

Paritua

Paritua

Paritua …authentic, premium wines from the heart of the Hawkes Bay Wine Region in the Bridge Pa Triangle. The shared belief at Paritua is that our place provides many opportunities not just for work but for a way of life which adds to the passion and purpose of what we do and why we do it.

Parkers Beverage Company

Parkers Beverage Company

We are PARKERS Beverage Company. We’re a Kiwi company, based in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. Our goal is to bring “Best Value” beverages to the New Zealand market, and the world

Pask

Pask

In 1981, Pask planted the first vines in an ancient Ngaruroro riverbed. More than 30 years later, the Pask winemaking team remain as passionate as ever about creating wines to be shared and enjoyed. Every bottle of Pask wine embodies the decades of experience, ethos of sustainability and care taken during every step of the way.

Petane

Petane

Petane Wines celebrate vintage variation and allow the natural site to express itself in the finished wine. Thoughtful and labour intensive viticulture goes into tending the vines, to ensure the handpicked fruit arrives at the winery with minimal intervention required to the juice and wine.

Redmetal Vineyards

Redmetal Vineyards

Redmetal Vineyards is a boutique producer of high quality Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Albarino from the “redmetal” gravels of the acclaimed Bridge Pa Triangle. Based around low cropping grapevines, these wines are soft, ripe, rich and dangerously drinkable.

Sileni Estate

Sileni Estate

In ancient Greece the Sileni were companions of Dionysus, the god of wine. When there was something to be celebrated, the Sileni were always on hand. Named in their honour, Sileni Estates produces wines from Hawke’s Bay and Marlborough, made to be great collaborators with a talent for enhancing flavours and textures

Smith & Sheth

Smith & Sheth

Founded by Steve Smith, MW, and Brian Sheth, we make wine with a fresh take on great traditions, hand-selecting fruit from exceptional vineyards across New Zealand, then nurturing, blending and bottling these wines for you. We look forward to sharing the pleasure, culture and craft of our wines with you.

Stonecroft

Stonecroft

Stonecroft is a small, family owned winery making organic, Gimblett Gravels wines. WE have the oldest Syrah vines in New Zealand and also make Viognier, Chardonnay, Gewurtraminer, Merlot/Cabernet blends and Zinfandel. We welcome picnickers and children.

Te Awanga Estate

Te Awanga Estate

Nestled into the Te Awanga foot hills with views across the wide blue Pacific Ocean, our Cellar Door houses the complete range of wines from international award-winning winemaker Rod McDonald: Trademark, Quarter Acre, Te Awanga Estate, Mister and One Off.

Te Mata Estate

Te Mata Estate

Te Mata Estate was established in Havelock North in 1896, we remain family owned and operated specialising in high-quality wines of classical style including famous labels such as Coleraine, Awatea, Bullnose, Elston, Cape Crest, Zara and, launched in 2019, Alma.

Three Wise Birds

Three Wise Birds

You can call it craft, you can call it premium, we even call it ‘NZ style’. Truth is you can call it what you want, we’re just trying to make really good cider, for you to enjoy. We're big on premium ingredients, real flavours and good times. Using only the best New Zealand apple grown here in the Hawke’s Bay to make our cider, ensuring a clean, crisp and refreshingly dry characteristics.

Vidal

Vidal

In 1888 Anthony Joseph Vidal arrived in New Zealand and was one of the first winemakers to appreciate the natural potential of Hawkes Bay. He established Vidal Estate in 1905 with a commitment to crafting classical, elegant wines with a natural approach that guides our winemaking today.

Zeelandt

Zeelandt

It is the many classic beer styles found throughout Europe that inspire us here at Zeelandt Brewery. We source the best ingredients from New Zealand and around the world to deliver a glass of beer in the way it was originally intended. The four beautiful seasons of Hawke’s Bay reflect when we release our seasonal range. Just as a new season brings change we change with it.

Zeffer Cider Co

Zeffer Cider Co

Welcome to Zeffer - the home of real New Zealand cider crafted in sunny Hawke's Bay by a few friends. We make premium craft cider with an antipodean twist and some important folk even say it's amongst the best in the world. We've certainly collected a few awards along the way to vouch for its excellence.

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