Capitalizing on the 2018 growth of NZ wines in the Korean market, 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 under the theme “Flavours of New Zealand.”
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 at the Grand Hyatt Seoul’s picturesque waterfall garden. The seventh annual Busan festival will occur on Saturday, June 8 at the Ananti Cove Resort – an idyllic coastline haven just north of Haeundae Beach. Both events will run from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
“There are some exciting niche export areas where New Zealand has a strong brand presence in Korea, and wine is one of them,” remarked Philip Turner, New Zealand Ambassador to South Korea. “The Korea-New Zealand FTA reduced tariffs on New Zealand wine from 15% to zero in 2015, and there has been strong growth since then. Events such as the annual Kiwi Chamber wine festivals in Seoul and Busan have done a lot to increase the profile of New Zealand’s products.”
“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.”
Enjoy Wine with a Gourmet Buffet
In creating a pure New Zealand experience, both venues will offer a superb Kiwi-themed gastronomic experience coupled with the finest service, including a casual outdoor BBQ-style buffet in Seoul and a gourmet buffet in Busan. 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, while both venues will 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 festivals 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.
Tickets and More Information
120,000 won for Kiwi Chamber members
140,000 won for non-members
150,000 won for at-door purchases.
Group discounts: 120,000 won per ticket for groups of eight or larger