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. Summer F.A.W.C! is a ten-day affair that typically packs in more than 60 events, while the Winter F.A.W.C! programme runs over four consecutive weekends each June and features 40+ 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.

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.

Winter F.A.W.C! 2023: 2nd - 25th June  

Winter F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic is back and we couldn't be more excited! Once again, hosted over the four weekends in June, you'll be treated to all manner of hearty fare, warming red wines fireside and moments of culinary magic by our talented chefs and foodies, award-winning winemakers and artisan brewers. These moments are best shared with friends and family so lock these dates in your diary now!

Weekend One: Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th June
Weekend Two: Friday 9th - Sunday 11th June
Weekend Three: Friday 16th - Sunday 18th June
Weekend Four: Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th June

Check out the line-up of events at, then get ready for ticket sales. General sales are from Thursday 27 April - but if you're signed up the F.A.W.C!er database, you'll get 24 hours headstart!

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.

Visit for more events details and to purchase tickets.