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Learn more about the Craft’d Wine + Spirits Festival arrives in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter, on July 21st and the more than 40 small producers showcasing their wines at this innovative Festival. Previously named The New Zealand Boutique Wine Festival, the event was held for the last six years at the Imperial Buildings in Auckland’s CBD - however with the inclusion of boutique Kiwi spirit brands the event will don a new name and move to a new location. As part of a partnership with Coworking business Generator, the 2019 festival will be held at GridAKL / 12 Madden Street, where innovation is ripe and inspiration is celebrated. Craft’d Events CEO Sue Duncan says developing the brand to encompass other key components of the country’s billion-dollar export industry was a natural move given the increasing shift of Kiwis favouring bespoke options in craft beer, wine and spirits. Highly popular at last year’s festival, were the masterclasses and vertical tastings and these will return for 2019’s event with the addition of food trucks, merchandise offerings, a dispensary for bottle purchases, and a post-event ‘Craftdparty’, to ensure the carnival atmosphere keeps flowing. Additionally, guests can sit back and relax after tasting their way around the venue in the new Festival Club Lounge, where a range of tapas and wine matches will be available. The Craft’d Wine + Spirits Festival will be held on Sunday 21 July, 2019, with pre-sale tickets available via Eventfinda on 1 April and General Admission on 21 May. Proud to be part of ElementalAKL!


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