Experience a taste adventure at the Stoneleigh courtyard pop-up bar

Stoneleigh is the exclusive wine sponsor of this year’s Volvo Ocean Race Auckland Stopover and will be bringing a cellar door experience to Te Wero Island in the centre of the 2018 Race Village, providing guests a winery-style experience amongst the excitement of the sailing boats.

The 2018 Volvo Ocean Race Auckland Stopover will be hosted at Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour from 24 February – 18 March to welcome the boats on the completion of Leg 6 of the round the world race.

Stoneleigh will have an exclusive concept bar on Te Wero Island throughout the stopover named the ‘Stoneleigh Courtyard’. The Stoneleigh Courtyard will provide a premium wine experience showcasing the Stoneleigh wine ranges; Wild Valley, Latitude and Rapaura Series – as tastings, by the glass or by the bottle.

To complement the wines, the Stoneleigh Courtyard will offer a full menu. Featuring fresh, sustainably caught seafood to locally sourced fresh produce and artisan baked breads, cheeses and cured meats, the Courtyard Menu will enable guests to experience curated wine and food matchings.  A daily ‘Taste Adventure’ special will offer a specially created dish of the day’s freshest ingredients to enhance a wine match chosen by Stoneleigh Winemaker, Jamie Marfell.

The Stoneleigh Courtyard is free to public and will be open from Saturday 24 February to Sunday 18 March, 12-10pm daily.

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Taste the ‘wonders of the ocean’ at our partnering bars and restaurants…

We have teamed up with 18 bars and restaurants around Auckland to offer you a range of exciting Stoneleigh wine and food pairings that reflect the wonders that the ocean has to offer. For all seafood lovers, head to any of the below venues and discover the delicious dishes on offer to match with your favourite Stoneleigh varietal:

  • Degree, Viaduct Harbour
  • Lula Inn, Viaduct Harbour
  • White and Wong’s, Viaduct Harbour
  • The Fox, Viaduct Harbour
  • Headquarters, Viaduct Harbour
  • Harbourside, Viaduct Harbour
  • Botswana Butchery, Viaduct Harbour
  • Euro, Viaduct Harbour
  • Live Fish, Viaduct Harbour
  • Sofitel, Viaduct Harbour Harbour
  • FISH Restaurant, Viaduct Harbour
  • Bellini (Hilton), Viaduct Harbour
  • Glass Goose, Auckland CBD
  • The Empire, Auckland CBD
  • Longroom, Ponsonby
  • Royal NZ Yacht Squadron, Westhaven
  • The Commons, Takapuna
  • Mission Bay Pavilion, Mission Bay

About the Volvo Ocean Race…

Since 1973, the Volvo Ocean Race has provided the ultimate test of a team and a human adventure like no other. Over four decades it has kept an almost mythical hold over some of the greatest ever sailors – and the 2017-18 edition will take the teams 46,000 nautical miles around the world, across four oceans, touching six continents and 12 landmark Host Cities.

The Volvo Ocean Race is often described as the longest and toughest professional sporting event in the world, sailings toughest team challenge and one of the sport’s Big Three events, along with the Olympics and America’s Cup. To truly understand the race, though, it’s better to think of it in terms thousands of sailors who have taken part over the years will recognise immediately. Put simply, the Volvo Ocean Race is an obsession, and many of the world’s best sailors have dedicated years, decades even, in trying to win it.

The race’s concept is simple: it’s a round-the- clock, relentless pursuit of competitive edge and the ultimate ocean marathon, pitting the sport’s best sailors against each other across the world’s toughest waters. Racing one-design Volvo Ocean 65s, the world’s best professional ocean racers drive themselves to out-work and out-perform their competition around the globe. It’s relentless: the importance of winning, the adventure of life on board, the transforming effect on the sailors — all of these combine to give the race its power and depth.

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