Waipara Hills Official Wine Sponsor at The Food Show


Waipara Hills is delighted to announce it will be the national Wine Sponsor at The Food Show 2015. The Waipara Hills wines will be matched to delicious dishes, whipped up by celebrity chefs in the Whirlpool Cooking Theatre across three New Zealand shows.

The celebrity chef line-up begins at the Christchurch Food Show on the 1-3rd May, with; Chelsea Winter, Ray McVinnie, Sachie Nomura, Peta Mathias, Annabelle White, Jonny Schwass and Masterchef winners; Karena and Kasey Bird.

Waipara Hills Winemaker, Simon McGeorge, is looking forward to sharing the stage with the iconic chefs, educating a packed audience of 200 people on the best ways to match wine with food and the key tools to do this successfully, when entertaining at home.

“I am very much looking forward to matching the Waipara Hills wines with outstanding food, cooked by some of New Zealand’s top chefs. Our range of wines is diverse, which allows us to get creative with our wine and food matches”, Simon said.

Waipara Hills has been the official Wine Supplier of the Christchurch Food Show since 2012. This year it has taken the sponsorship nationwide and will be providing expert food and wine matches at the Wellington and Auckland Food Show events too.

“We are pleased Waipara Hills has aligned nationally with The Food Show and will be attending all three shows in 2015. We look forward to showcasing our classic wine varieties in these not-to-be-missed wine and food matched master classes”, said MJ Loza, General Manager, Accolade Wines NZ.

CEO of North Point Events, Dona White, believes Waipara Hills is a great fit with the Food Show. "We’re thrilled to have Waipara Hills on board as our national wine sponsor, building on what has been a happy three-year involvement. The quality and varieties of the Waipara portfolio of wines fits perfectly with the key values of The Food Show and visitor profile; people who love the best of eating, drinking, cooking and entertaining,” Dona said.

The Food Show is the only of its kind in New Zealand with over 100 exhibitors; attendees can expect to be in wine and foodie heaven!


1-3 May, Horncastle Arena, Christchurch.
30th July – 2nd August, ASB Showgrounds, Auckland.
4-6 September, Westpac Stadium, Wellington.

Tickets are available at www.foodshow.co.nz