F.A.W.C!s Leading Ladies

It’s no secret that Summer F.A.W.C! 2018 is bursting with talented chefs, winemakers and culinary experts. Nowhere is this more evident than in the collective of leading ladies who will wow F.A.W.C!ers with their wondrous talents from 2-11 November.

F.A.W.C! is lucky to have returning and new female talent, bringing their own style and spin to the event line up. Here's a few names you may recognise: Juliet Harbutt, Nici Wickes, Georgina Langdale, Gretta Carney, Kylie & Birgitte, Alexandra Tylee and Emma Lowe will all be showcasing their talents at Summer F.A.W.C! 2018.

Whether you’re a cheese enthusiast, nature lover, platter appreciator, are partial to a glass (or two) of wine, could have a university degree in ‘brunching’, or just love incredible food, you can’t go past these events led by some seriously skilled women.



Brand new to F.A.W.C! Summer Series for 2018 is F.A.W.C! Day Out. One ticket for all-day access to tasting the very best of Hawke's Bay. Food and wine masterclasses, Juliet Harbutt's 'School for Big Cheeses', oodles of entertainment, and so much more - it's all at Black Barn, and it's all waiting for you.



Join celebrity chef Nici Wickes and Archeus founder Apothecary Georgina Langdale for a fabulous foray into the world of beauty and food. Nici will create a mouth-watering plant-based lunch and share her knowledge of the healing properties of certain foods. With plenty of learning, laughter and lunch, this beautiful event is not to be missed.


The team from Milk & Honey welcome the crew from Hapi to create a one off F.A.W.C! collaboration. This bespoke evening will show off Superfood Cocktails; mixed, shaken and stirred using the collective experience of the Milk & Honey bar, with Hapi’s incredible superfood ingredient knowledge.


The ultimate dream team are getting together for an afternoon of unforgettable lunching and lounging, and you’re invited to experience all the goodness. Join Supernatural Wine Co, The Mad Platter and Flock Events at Haumoana House for grazing style antipasto lunch whipped up by the brilliant The Mad Platter.


A.A. Gill once said: 'Breakfast is everything. The beginning, the first thing. It is the mouthful that is the commitment to a new day."
Alexandra and the kitchen team have designed a two course breakfast, as local and seasonal as possible, with the intention of setting you on the track for a day out F.A.W.C!ing.


Discover the sweet life at Monowai Estate and get the low-down on all that it has to offer with a day of food, wine and fun times. 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.