The Discovery Dinner 

Launch Event

Gusto at The Grand

Thursday 13 June

The Discovery Dinner will launch the inaugural Auckland Wine Week in 2019.

It will bring together some of Auckland’s best winemakers and passionate supporters. Stories will be shared and fantastic wine tasted.


The sensational team from Gusto at the Grand will be serving an Italian Feast for your gastronomic pleasure while Master of Wine Bob Campbell will guide us in exploring the wide range of wines crafted by these talented Auckland winemakers, fresh from the 2019 harvest.



First Course

Garlic, rosemary pizzetta

Housemade ricotta, honey, pine nuts

Antipasto plate of cured meats, grissini Trevally crudo,

tomato, white anchovy, olive, basil

Pea, mint, ricotta bruschetta

Westbrook 2016 Waimaku Chardonnay

Poderi Crisci 2013 The Viburno


Second Course

Wild porcini mushroom risotto

Penne all’ Amatriciana

Bucatini puttanesca

Man O War Gravestone Sauvignon Blanc / Semillion

Omaha Bay 2014 Montepulciano


Third Course

Kingfish tail, prosciutto, sage

Beef cheeks, gremolata

Served with rocket, pear, parmesan salad & Duck fat roast potatoes

Mudbrick Reserve Chardonnay

Sculptureum 2015 Cezanne Syrah



Salted caramel popcorn semifreddo Lewis Road pannacotta, summer citrus, campari syrup

Villa Maria Noble Reisling

Ticket price $185pp

Wine tasting menu to be released very soon

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