Exploring our sense of place in Chardonnay.

September 26th & 27th 2024

Taking place on September 26th and 27th in the beautiful Te Matau-a-Māui Hawke’s Bay, the symposium will be held at the recently refurbished Toitoi: Hawke’s Bay Arts and Event Centre in Hastings.

Expanding on our foundation of education and community laid in 2023, this year the Symposium shifts focus to explore the sense of place in Aotearoa Chardonnay. 

This immersive event will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions, and wine tastings, offering a unique opportunity to gain knowledge and inspiration.


This symposium presents a unique opportunity for wine industry professionals to gather and engage in an extensive exploration of Chardonnay, assessing its current position and future prospects.


Bringing together a national audience to hear, taste and share knowledge, we will be joined by a stellar line up of international & domestic speakers.

Who should attend?

  • Winemakers and winery owners will find the entire symposium beneficial, offering a complete exploration of Chardonnay from bedrock through to market, with tasting guiding all discussion. 
  • Viticulturalists will be interested in the soil-focussed programming which engages with the viticultural impact on fine Chardonnay
  • Marketing and Sales Managers will find the discussions of our theme Sense Of Place informative for their communications with consumers, investigation into how your unique soils speak through the wines.
  • Those eager to learn from subject matter experts, industry peers, and share their own insights.

Why attend?

  • Learn from esteemed experts and thought leaders in the industry
  • Gain insights into Chardonnay trends, production, and its global context.
  • Engage in dynamic panel discussions and tastings.
  • Expand your knowledge and network with industry peers.
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