North West Wine, Beer and Food Festival 2017

North West Wine, Beer and Food Festival 2017

North West Country is proud to present a new addition to the Auckland’s summer calendar – the North West Wine, Beer & Food Festival 2017!

View the pictures from the 2017 Festival, here.

This one-day boutique festival will feature a brilliant musical lineup of Dave Dobbyn, Trinity Roots and nomad, alongside the finest local wine, beer and food the North West region has to offer.


Just 30 minutes North West of Auckland, the beautiful Hunting Lodge will play host to this day long event, which will showcase the amazing wine, beer and food that is on offer in the region. Five local vineyards and two breweries will be on display, along with a range of food.

Local goodness from vineyards Coopers Creek, The Hunting Lodge, Kumeu River, Soljans Estate Winery and West Brook Winery, plus breweries Hallertau Brewery and Liberty Brewing Company, will be available on the day.

North West Country and Loop are proud to announce the North West Wine, Beer & Food Festival 2017 will feature live music from:


North West Wine, Beer & Food Festival will see Dave Dobbyn’s only Auckland show over summer alongside his 3-piece band. Trinity Roots return to Auckland to showcase new material from one of NZ’s most treasured acts. Both legends of the industry, they will be joined by new talent nomad, who are fast making a name for themselves with their brand of indie/folk.

Set in the picturesque surrounds of the The Hunting Lodge Wine Estate – just 30 minutes northwest of Auckland City, the North West Wine, Beer & Food Festival is the perfect summer celebration.


Free parking will be available at The Hunting Lodge on the day.

For those travelling from the city, event buses will be leaving from central Auckland. The first bus will be leaving at 12pm and returning to the city at 7pm, arriving at the same location at approx 7:30pm.

Children 15 years of age or under are free when pre-registered via their legal guardian. A parent or legal guardian must accompany all children.

A range of vendors will be selling food on the day however; attendees are welcome to bring a picnic. Please note, all liquids are prohibited from being brought into the venue. Free water will be available on site.

A selection of wines will be available for purchase from local vineyards Coopers Creek, The Hunting Lodge, Kumeu River, Soljans Estate Winery and West Brook Winery. A selection of beer will be available for purchase from Hallertau Brewery and Liberty Brewing Company.

Tickets on sale now from Eventfinda
Earlybird tickets are available at the discounted price of $49.50+BF
General Admission tickets $59.50+BF
Return Bus tickets $20.50


In 40 years as a recording artist, Dave Dobbyn has written the soundtrack to kiwi lives, with a string of hits including ‘Beside You’, ‘Be Mine Tonight’ ‘Language’, ‘Outlook for Thursday’, ‘Loyal’, ‘Whaling’, ‘Kingdom Come’, ‘It Dawned On Me’, ‘Guilty’, ‘Devil You Know’, ‘Slice of Heaven’, ‘Magic What She Do’, ‘Oughtta Be in Love’, ‘Welcome Home’.

He has won more Music Awards and Silver Scrolls than any other NZ artist and shows no sign of resting on his laurels: he still loves nothing more than to connect with Kiwis through live performance and continues to write with passion. The North West Wine, Beer & Food Festival will be Dave’s only Auckland show with a full band for summer, and will see him play the tracks which have made him such an icon.

From the tail of the fish to the tip, Aotearoa has been swept up in the music of Trinity Roots - a boil-up of ingredients that seemed to embody the very essence of our home, land and sea, and serve as an invocation to that same environment. The recent release of their third album Citizen has seen the band playing International Festivals such as WOMAD NZ 2015, Celtic Connections UK, and Splore, as well as intensive tours throughout Australia & NZ to sell-out audiences.

The North West Wine, Beer & Food Festival will see Trinity Roots bring their unique sound of head-nodding reggae, slow-buring funk and jazz adventurism to their only Auckland show over summer.

Christchurch band nomad have been winning over unsuspecting audiences show by show with their heady harmonies and pop hooks. They made their musical mark on the charts this year with the undeniably catchy single ‘Oh My My’.

Aasha Mallard, Will McGillivray and Cullen Kiesanowski formed the band at school three years ago when they were just 15 and their differing musical tastes collide to shape their alt-pop sound. They have supported Fly My Pretties, Marlon Williams and more, and their summer is filling up with outdoor shows and festivals up and down the country.


North West Country, stretching from Riverhead to Kaukapakapa is a thriving and vibrant destination – Auckland’s playground for discovery, culture, creativity, adventure, fine food and wine. From sublime beach walks to historical buildings; from mountain biking to world-class cuisine; from wine and craft beer tastings to gannet colonies and hot pools, a short drive down State Highway 16 opens up exciting possibilities.

The North West District Business Association has been established to give this area a unified voice to promote the region, and provide visitors with a central hub for information.

Saturday 11 February 2017
The Hunting Lodge, 307 Waikoukou Valley Rd, Waimauku, Auckland
Gates open 12pm, live acts from 2pm to 6pm
Tickets available now from Eventfinda

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