Organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, the CCB (Asia) Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival opens to the public on Thursday, 27 October from 7:30–11:30pm and for the rest of the weekend will open its doors from noon until 11:30pm (closing at 10pm on Sunday, 30 October). An admission ticket is priced at $30 per person, with wine passes for tastings sold separately. Upon entry, culinary explorers will have access to more than 410 booths offering a bevy of delicious food and drink options, organised in thematic zones:
From the Central Harbourfront entrance, start your culinary celebration in the Everyday Cheering Zone with a selection of champagne and sparkling and dessert wines.
After you’ve wet your whistle with some sensational bubbly, right next door is the brand-new Street Eats section, where you can dig into an array of local street food as well cheeses galore, which pair perfectly with wine.
Make a pit stop at The Hong Kong Observation Wheel for a scenic ride above it all, with Wine & Dine Festival visitors receiving a 30 per cent discount on tickets.
After you’ve soaked in the sights, the Country Pavilions await. Here, you can sip on an incredible range of wines from around the world, including Bordeaux and the rest of France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Georgia, the US, Australia and Latin America.
Exclusive to Grand Wine Pass holders, the remodelled Grand Pavilion offers a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of the main booths area. This is where you can sit back and relax with premium wines from the Grand Wine booths and signature dishes prepared by acclaimed chefs at the Star Food booths.
In the Wine Expert Zone, take the opportunity to enjoy professional wine selection, tips and services provided by wine experts.
The Riedel Tasting Theatre is your next stop. Put your learning hat on here while watching demos given by renowned culinary and wine masters.
Tasting Room ticket holders will have access to this stylish VIP zone, where a series of outstanding culinary programmes will be on offer, including the Dessert Garden, Master Chef Dinner and World Class Street Food Jam. Here at Foodie, we’re particularly excited about the Street Food Jam (cocktails crafted by HK’s top mixologists + yummy small bites = culinary heaven), so we urge you to book now.
End your day of indulgence in the Discovery Zone, which presents new products and producers in the wine and spirits world. This includes whisky, sake, craft beer and innovative Hong Kong Mix cocktails.
Admission to the Wine & Dine Festival is waived for advance purchase of wine passes and tickets and for Tasting Room events made on or before Wednesday, 26 October. Visit www.discoverhongkong.com/winedinefestival for more information.