Meet your perfect match

There are a few cardinal rules behind every mouth-watering food and wine pairing, and F.A.W.C! has them down-pat.  Hawke's Bay's finest chefs will be teaming up with equally exceptional winemakers to create sheer dining magic where the connection between food and wine takes centre stage.

It's set to be a month of delectable dining, and now all we need is you to make it even better. 

Are you ready to meet your perfect match?

Chefs in Homes

Elephant Hill Winery and Restaurant invite you to join them for an exclusive evening at The Elephant Hill Lodge, where Executive Chef, Ashley Jones, will prepare a sublime seven-course dinner matched with Elephant Hill top range wineS.

The Hunter's Feast

Stride into Napier's only transformed Urban Hunting Lodge, and be seated at banquet-style tables for a three-course meal of wild game plus dessert, catered by Mike Moloney. Each course will be paired with Sacred Hill’s Special Selection Reds, with Urban Winery’s regular selection of craft beers and premium wines also available at the bar during and after dinner. 

Tastes among the Tanks

Monowai Estate is bringing you the delicious taste sensations of delightful local, seasonal fare matched with Monowai’s range of premium wines. Enjoy a five-course lunch in the stunning surrounds of the cellar at Monowai Estate - found up in the hills, the only winery amongst the vast winegrowing region of Crownthorpe.

Cellar Sessions

Explore Craggy Range and treat your ears to a series of exclusive, private performances by musicians hailing from the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. The wine will flow freely as you explore the wine bar and food stations throughout your stunning surrounds, and encounter impromptu performances around the winery – it’s set to be a unique and unforgettable experience in Hawke’s Bay.

It's all Black and White!

Mission Estate Winery are styling a fabulous affair in black and white, including the menu which will showcase black and white ingredients. Make sure you fit the bill by dressing in theme! Guests will be greeted with a black & white cocktail on arrival, and then seated for a five course dinner styled completely in black and white and including a selection of wines with dinner. Evening entertainment will top off the night.

Winter Warming Wind-Up

Is there anything better than sitting fireside on a Winter evening? Why not do just that in the cosy, rustic setting of Crab Farm Winery? Take a seat with your favourite people next to the blazing fire pit, and get stuck in to a hearty two-course meal with thoughtful wine matches – it’s sure to help you ward off that Winter chill.

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