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 40+ events, while Summer F.A.W.C! is a ten-day affair that typically packs in more than 60 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! 2021: 4th - 27th June  

  • View programme
  • Tickets on sale Wednesday 21 April
  • Pre-sale for registered F.A.W.C!ers on 20 April

Winter F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic is back for the 8th year 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 4 - Sunday 6 June
Weekend Two: Friday 11 - Sunday 13 June
Weekend Three: Friday 18 - Sunday 20 June
Weekend Four: Friday 25 - Sunday 27 June

Thank F.A.W.C! It's Friday

Escape work a little early on Friday 4th of June to enjoy a super-charged happy hour (or 2). Plenty of your favourite foodie spots are offering amazing deals to kick off Winter F.A.W.C! Peruse these mouth-watering options and get F.A.W.C!ing.

Taste of F.A.W.C!

Delectable dinning deals between $5-$50, available throughout the month of June. All Taste of F.A.W.C! offers are to be booked direct with the venue and paid for after dining.

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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Become a F.A.W.C!er

Sign up to the F.A.W.C! database to get special offers and presale opportunities

Peruse the Programme

Check out the full 2021 Winter F.A.W.C! programme