Winter F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic

What is Hawke’s Bay F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic?

Twice a year, in June and November, Hawke’s Bay’s talented cuisine community band together to create a multi-day festival of food and wine. The Winter F.A.W.C! programme runs over four consecutive weekends each June and features 60+ events, while Summer F.A.W.C! is a ten-day affair that packs in more than 70 events.

Each programme is incredibly diverse, typically featuring masterclasses, degustation, winemaker’s lunches, garden parties, picnics in the vines and progressive dinners. The best part is that each experience is designed to be unique – something that’s not available at any of the time of year, which makes it feel a bit special. And everyone likes feeling a bit special, right?!

Showcasing the very best of Hawke’s Bay food and wine, F.A.W.C!’s success is based around the key ingredients of premium local produce, highly accomplished local and national talent leading authentic, innovative food and wine experiences, in truly amazing landscapes, complemented by great weather.

Winter F.A.W.C! 2018: 1st - 24th June

The Winter F.A.W.C! 2018 programme is packed with mouth-watering opportunities to savour the best of Hawke’s Bay produce. A feature of this year’s programme is the diversity of the offerings, from modern to medieval, Spain to Switzerland, France to the Philippines, BBQ to fondue. There’s also a high calibre selection of wine tastings, and a celebration of the humble toasted sandwich.   

F.A.W.C! takes in a wide range of Hawke’s Bay locations, which also makes it the perfect way for visitors to explore the whole region and experience more of what it has – think the legendary Hawke’s Bay Farmers’ Market, their superb network of cycle trails (which conveniently connect most of the region’s cellar doors!), all manner of artisan producers, and the simply stunning Te Mata Peak Park.

Tickets for Winter F.A.W.C! 2018 are on sale now – head to for more information. Be sure to sign up to the F.A.W.C! database to become a F.A.W.C!er and receive exclusive pre-sale access to tickets for future F.A.W.C! events.

Make your way to Hawke’s Bay this June for Winter F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic for four fabulous weekends of ‘out of the box’ food and wine events set in some of Hawke’s Bay’s most stunning locations.

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