The Programme

New Zealand Wine, Altogether Unique - A Celebration will unite winemakers, grape growers, industry partners, and media in celebration of New Zealand’s wine industry from Vine to Glass.

 New Zealand Wine, Altogether Unique – A Celebration.

  • Date: Wednesday, 1 November 2023
  • Time: 6:00 – 6:30 pm (pre-dinner drink), 6:45 pm – midnight (Dinner)
  • Venue: Limes Room, Christchurch Town Hall, 86 Kilmore Street, Christchurch
  • Dress Code: Casual Chic

The Programme



5:45 pm

Registration desk open

6:00 –6:30 pm

Pre-dinner drinks

6:50 pm

Mihi Whakatau - Ngāi Tūāhuriri


Welcome from Matt Barbour, North Canterbury Winegrowers Chair


Oz Clarke, Guest Speaker 


2023 Young Winemaker Fruitfed Supplies Speeches



8:25 pm – 9:00 pm

Recognition of Outstanding Efforts During Cyclone Gabrielle’s Recovery 


Celebration of the recent New Zealand Wine Fellows 



9:55 pm – 10:30 pm

Recognition of Dr. John Barker, new Director General, OIV 


Awards and announcement of the 2023 Tonnellerie de Mercurey Young Winemaker of the Year 

10:30 pm

Karakia Whakamutunga

until 11:30 pm

Dessert and mingling

Please note the timing of the program is approximate and subject to change as needed for the smooth flow of the evening.


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