F.A.W.C! Goes Alfresco

When the warmer temperatures swing in and the daylight hours seem endless, it’s the perfect time to take your plate outside and go alfresco style. After all, what’s better than sharing food together with friends and family in summer?

This year’s Summer F.A.W.C! line-up is packed full of the best outdoor dining on offer, in some of Hawke’s Bay’s most spectacular locations. From stunning vineyards to the iconic farmers’ market, we’ve got your grazing dreams covered.

Get your friends together, and get to your choice of F.A.W.C! events:

F.A.W.C! Day Out

F.A.W.C! Day Out is about taking part in some masterclasses, discovering new tastes and produce at our food stalls, devouring food off the Hawke’s Bay Grill and trying any number of Hawke’s Bay drops. It will all take place in and around the glorious spaces of Black Barn Vineyards.

CLEARVIEW ESTATE VIBES IN THE VINES

Soak up an evening of summer vibes when Clearview Estate brings their Friday night international street food menu to life. Wander through a series of pop-up food stands, and immerse yourself in the sweet sounds of music with casual seating among the vines.

VINES, DINE & VIEWS: MITZI & TWINN + VALLEY D'VINE

Meander your way through Linden Estate Vineyards and stop in at ‘stations’ set up for a taste of Linden Estate’s incredible wines, matched with Valley d Vine canapés. Take in the idyllic view of the vineyard and enjoy an afternoon of wining and dining bliss.

GIANTS GARDEN PARTY

Enjoy summer dishes and savour new release wines at Craggy Range Winery, surrounded by the ambiance of the garden with the summer breeze drifting through the Tukituki Valley, and live music setting the scene - the perfect way to spend summer evening.

PICK OF THE MARKET

Nothing says ‘summer is coming’ like a picnic spread with friends on a warm Hawke’s Bay day. Get three of your favourite people together and enjoy picnicking galore at The Hawke’s Bay Farmers’ Market. No need to bring anything with you, we’ve got everything you’ll need.

LUNCH + LOUNGE

Head to Haumoana House at Millar Road for razing style antipasto lunch, packed with locally sourced food and matched with five wines from Supernatural Wine Co. Relax in the Lux Lounge and Bar and listen to live music from Akina Vinyl Appreciation Society.

THE MONOWAI LOW-DOWN

Spend the afternoon unwinding to the sounds of local musician Rick Toner. Relax with a glass of wine, platter of nibbles and join a wine tasting with winemaker Emma Lowe. Take a tour of the stunning vineyard and experience the beautiful views along the Ngaruroro river.

GAME ON GRAZE WITH MITZI AND TWINN & OUTFOXED

What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than clay bird shooting, and grazing on seriously good food? Outfoxed will be bringing the thrills, and Mitzi & Twin Grazing Boards & Catering will serve up a long leisurely grazing table lunch packed with delicious local produce.

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