New Zealand wine is a hot item these days as it was the fastest growing top-10 wine in Korea during 2018. Taking advantage of this success, The New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Korea, or “The Kiwi Chamber,” will once again host a set of wine festivals in Seoul and Busan this year under the theme “Flavours of New Zealand.”
Discover ‘Flavours of New Zealand’ at The Kiwi Chamber New Zealand Wine Festival in Seoul
Encouraging guests to reconnect with their favorite vintages and discover captivating new varieties, the eleventh anniversary Seoul event will take place on Saturday, May 25, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m at the Grand Hyatt Seoul’s picturesque waterfall garden.“The Kiwi Chamber wine festivals are back, and guests will be able to discover the unique diversity of New Zealand’s wine regions, varieties and styles,” said Dr. Tony Garrett, Chairman of The Kiwi Chamber. “With this year’s theme ‘Flavours of New Zealand,’ oenophiles will be able to experience an array of quality reds and whites from over 25 of the nation’s top vineyards.”
New Zealand Wine & Gastronomic buffet
In creating a pure New Zealand experience, the venue will offer a superb Kiwi-themed gastronomic experience coupled with the finest service, including a casual outdoor BBQ-style buffet. The Seoul event will feature a hangi – a traditional New Zealand Maori feast and a grape treading photo zone, allowing participants a chance to experience traditional winemaking first hand. The 2019 New Zealand Wine Festival Seoul will also introduce a “Hidden Cellar Door,” where wine enthusiasts and industry specialists can discover captivating varieties new to the Korean market from over 10 wineries.The festival will offer lucky draws with many outstanding prizes, including hotel packages, gift sets and the grand prize of one economy return ticket to New Zealand for each event from sponsor Singapore Airlines.
Saturday, May 25, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m
Booking & Cost
Tickets for the individual events are 120,000 won for Kiwi Chamber members, 140,000 won for non-members and 150,000 won for at-door purchases.Group discounts are also available for 120,000 won per ticket for groups of eight or larger.To book tickets, please follow this embedded link.
Venue & Location
Grand Hyatt SeoulAddress: 322 Sowol-ro, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, SeoulTo get there, take the subway line 5 to Hangangjin Station, exit 2. Then take the bus #405 to the hotel.If you can’t make it to Seoul, click here to discover the 2019 New Zealand Wine Festival Busan!
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