This year will be the fourth annual New Zealand Boutique Wine Festival. The festival will showcase wines from some of New Zealand’s foremost boutique wine producers exclusively in a world class centrally located Auckland venue. The Boutique Wine Festival will be held on the 12th of June in Auckland at the stunning Imperial Buildings.

The event will not only offer the opportunity to meet the wine makers themselves but the opportunity for the guests to be privy to stimulating discussions lead by some of NZ most influential wine commentators around the some prevalent topics within the industry.

Alongside the hustle and bustle in Imperial lane guests will have the opportunity to indulge in a tasting lunch menu at Everybody’s, take part in expert master classes, and embark in a vertical tasting that is only offered at the New Zealand Boutique Wine Festival


Creating a unique wine experience like no other, giving vineyards the opportunity to showcase their wine to New Zealand’s leading wine market, and offering attendees the chance to discover some of New Zealand’s best kept secrets!

We think people should enjoy wine with a story, and the best stories come from that of boutique wine producers, who work tirelessly to put wine on the table that creates lasting experiences.

Because life is too short to drink bad wine


11.30 AM – Doors Open

12.00 PM – VIP Lunch – Vertical Tasting with…
1.00 PM – Vertical Tasting with…
2.00 PM – VIP Lunch
– Masterclass with Jo Burzynska

3.00 PM – Vertical Tasting with…

4.00 PM – Vertical Tasting with…

5.00 PM – VIP Dinner

7.00 PM – Doors Close

The NZBWF will run from 11.30am until 7.00pm. All tickets to the event include a festival glass, event programme and one free taste on entry.

Earlybird Tickets (available until 29th May) – $29 per person

VIP Lunch: 12pm and 2pm – $89

VIP Dinner: 5pm – $99

GA Tickets – $39 per person (from 30th May – 13th June) Door Sales – $49 per person

Vertical Tasting: A vertical tasting is when you taste the same wine from a vineyard year on year, learning why each wine is so unique and how this came to be. For example a tasting of each, Gillman Vineyard Pinot Noir 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009. – $39 per person (from 30th May -13th June) – Four Sessions – 12pm, 1pm, 3pm and 4pm

VIP Tickets:
Limited in number and include Festival ticket, two course lunch or three course dinner perfectly paired with expertly-matched Boutique Festival wines.
Lunch sessions at 12pm or 2pm and Dinner session at 5pm.

Click here to buy tickets


Wine author, journalist, judge and lecturer, Jo Burzynska is one of New Zealand’s leading wine communicators, penning one of the country’s most widely read wine columns in the New Zealand Herald’s Viva magazine, as well as contributing to specialist wine publications worldwide. She’s the author of Wine Class: all you need to know about wine in New Zealand (Random House) and runs the Adventures in Wine school