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More FM Devonport Food, Wine & Music Festival: 16 - 17 February 2013

It’s summertime in Auckland and that can only mean one thing, its almost time for what must be Auckland’s most anticipated weekend – the More FM Devonport, Food, Wine & Music Festival. Now in its 24th year the festival is still going strong with a great new line up of entertainment, wineries and some great new sponsors.
Held on the edge of the picturesque Waitemata Harbour, the 2013 festival features Avalanche City, Annabel Fay, Jamie McDell, and boy band Titanium as well as many other great bands. Accompanying the fantastic music, visitors to the festival are in for a real treat, again two great NZ comedians will be performing and you can sit back and laugh along to Ewen Gilmore and Andrew Clay or if comedy’s not what your after pull up a chair and hear from some of New Zealand’s best winemakers in the Demonstration Marquee.
Next year, there will be many of the regular wineries showcasing their products like West Auckland’s West Brook Winery, and Passage Rock hailing from Waiheke Island, to brand new additions, such as Nederberg from South Africa and Villa Maria’s Thornbury.
And of course, there will be plenty of food available for the hungry hoards to feast on. Local lounge and bar, Dida’s, will have a selection of cured meats and cheeses, perfect accompaniments to the wide range of wines available. Sample the flavours of the Middle East at Fatimas stall where you’ll find lamb or chicken stuffed pitas, falafel and their moreish potato koftas with a sweet chili aioli dipping sauce. With a collection of crepes from Le Creperie; pasties from Sarah’s Cornish Pasties company; Vietnamese cuisine from Saigonz;
and a host of other delicious delicacies, you’ll definitely find yourself spoilt
for choice.
New initiatives at the festival include a special Designated Driver ticket for those that don’t wish to partake but still enjoy everything the festival has to offer as well as moving to a controlled smoke free environment but offering two dedicated smoking areas.
Tickets are once again set at an affordable price of $35 on Saturday and $30 on Sunday, however get in before the festival weekend and guarantee you don’t miss out, buy your ticket through iticket, pay only $32 per ticket on Saturday and enter the draw to win some fanatastic prizes! Including:
•    one of two LG 42” LED Smart TV’s (valued at $2,000 each)
•    a trip for two with Hawaiian Airlines to the Hawai’i Food & Wine Festival in September 2013 staying at the Hilton Hawaiian Village for 5 nights
(valued at over $5,000!).

For more information (and to register your ticket for those great prizes) on
the More FM Devonport Food, Wine & Music Festival on 16 and 17 February,
visit: www.devonportwinefestival.co.nz
 And lastly if you’re stuck for a Christmas present you can never go wrong
slipping a couple of tickets in the Santa sock!

by Channel Editorial

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