taste experiences

Taste of Auckland offers great experiences and activations from excited brands for all visitors to explore.

No.1 Family Estate Cuvée Bar

Returning favourites No.1 Family Estate are once more your hosts at the festival’s premium Cuvée Bar. Sip on New Zealand's most highly regarded Méthode Traditionelle wines in an elegant and sophisticated space, as you soak in the surrounding atmosphere. Winning gold medals and five-star awards since it's release, No.1 Family Estate is also pouring Cuvée to our VIP and hospitality ticket holders.

The Whisky Lounge by 9K International

The Whisky Lounge is dedicated to you. Offering timeless cocktails in a luxurious and stylish lounge within the Decadence Collective. 9K International will be passing on their secret tips so you too can impress with your mixology skills.

The Curiosity Gin Botanical Garden

Are you Gincurious? Let us take you on The Curiosity Gin Botanical Garden experience. We’ll guide you on a journey through the garden of botanicals that create the flavours of modern gin. Develop your gin knowledge by experiencing the flavours and aromas of traditional and contemporary plants used to craft new and exciting flavours. Complete your masterclass by learning how best to garnish and tonic match to create the perfect G & T.  This intimate experience awaits within the Platinum Lounge and offers VIP ticket holders the exclusive opportunity to view and purchase the exciting new-look Curiosity Gin bottles! Available exclusively to VIP ticket holders.

See the Legend - Marco Pierre White

The British chef that inspired a generation of chefs around the world will be appearing at the festival on Friday evening (Session 3), Saturday afternoon (Session 4) and Saturday evening (Session 5). You will have the opportunity to see Marco with any ticket but for a more intimate encounter, check out the VIP ticket options. Further details will be posted to this website closer to the event. Marco will also be at the special "White-Tie" dinner on the Thursday night.


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