North West Wine, Beer & Food Festival returns after another sell-out year, with The Hunting Lodge grounds set to transform into a boutique festival on Saturday 15 February.

The event showcases the best of the North West Country flavours with offerings from local vineyards, breweries and restaurants, and a music line-up headed by icons The Mutton Birds, who reunite after an eight-year hiatus. They'll be joined by Wellington's The Black Seeds and rising local star Milly Tabak and the Miltones.

The food and beverage offering is entirely local, featuring wineries Coopers Creek, The Hunting Lodge, Kumeu River, Soljans Estate Winery & West Brook Winery, breweries Hallertau Brewery, Colab Brewing & Liberty Brewing Company, Kombucha from Mama's Brew Shop and special dishes from food vendors including Hallertau, The Hunting Lodge, The Riverhead & The Tasting Shed. The event will feature a brand new tasting area, showcasing the best of North West Country beverages.

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. Over a dozen local vineyards, breweries and food vendors will be on display.

Featuring live music from:
The Mutton Birds, The Black Seeds & Milly Tabak and the Miltones.

The North West Wine, Beer & Food Festival offers fans the chance to see the legends that are The Mutton Birds live for the first time in over eight years, playing tracks from their stunning back catalogue. They will be joined by The Black Seeds, the perfect act for a summer's day, and Milly Tabak and the Miltones, fast making a name for themselves with their modern take on blues-rock.

The festival will feature an enhanced kids zone, making it a truly family-friendly event. Children 15 years or under are only $5. Limited VIP tickets available, featuring a priority Entry Queue, private bar & bathroom area & private coat/bag check.

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  • Free parking will be available at The Hunting Lodge on the day.
  • Return bus tickets to the venue are available now, departing from Auckland City, Muriwai, Helensville, Kumeu & Riverhead. Please note, a separate ticket will be required.
  • 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.
  • Rain date on Sunday, February 16 if required. All ticket holders will be notified if the rain date is required, and all tickets will remain valid. No refunds will be issued for non-attendance of rain date