For the fifth year, this sellout event is now in Auckland for the very first year! A charity event with a twist this years moot "Is Bigger Better?" it's the Boutique vs Giants adjudicated by TV comedian Jeremy Corbett with all proceeds going to Kenzies Gift. This year we have two amazing teams fighting out. Battling it out for the Boutique Winemakers we have Rod Easthope from Easthope Family, James Rowan from Westbrook Winery and Micheal Brajkovich from Kumeu River. Debating for bigger is Simon Fell from Thornbury, Jane Ferrari from Yalumba and the third is Jane De Witt from Lion.
Tickets include dinner, drinks and a lot of entertainment.
An evening not to be missed!
The Grape Debate is a Charity event that started in Hawke’s Bay, and in 2019 will now be in 3 regions throughout New Zealand, Hawke’s Bay, Central Otago and now Auckland. Two teams of winemakers debate a moot while guests enjoy great food, great wine and great entertainment. The debate is adjudicated by TV comedian Jeremy Corbett. As well as the debate, a live auction will be held with all proceeds given to a local charity of the regions choice. To date, The Grape Debate has raised over $120,000 for local charities throughout New Zealand such as; The Lowe Corp Rescue Helicopter, Kaikoura and Marlborough earthquake mayoral relief fund, Nelson/Marlborough rescue helicopter and Sticks and Stones.
A Little About Kenzies Gift
Kenzies Gift is New Zealand's leading charity committed to improving the emotional well-being and mental health of children, young people and their families affected by serious illness or bereavement.
Our vision is: One where New Zealand promotes and nurtures good mental health and emotional well-being for all families affected by serious illness or bereavement within the family.
Our mission is: To improve outcomes for children and young people affected by serious illness or bereavement within the family and who may be at increased risk of experiencing emotional health difficulties. to promote the emotional well-being and good mental health of all children, young people and their families affected by serious illness or bereavement within the family.
Why the work of Kenzie's Gift matters: A diagnosis of cancer, living with serious illness, or a family bereavement are some of the most difficult and challenging life events a family will ever experience. By providing early intervention, Kenzie's Gift fosters coping and resilience strategies to assist in supporting, restoring and maintaining emotional well-being and good mental health. Our services provide a safe and secure environment where children and young people can fulfil their potential.
Early intervention is vital: Investing in services and support for children, young people and their families affected by serious illness, cancer, or bereavement not only reduces the misery, loneliness and trauma associated with such family challenges but saves millions in future costs to the health and welfare system, education and social costs.