Get yourself in the draw to win a Stoneleigh Prize Pack to celebrate Stoneleigh’s exclusive wine sponsorship of the Volvo Ocean Race Auckland Stopover and Stoneleigh Courtyard which opens this weekend
Since 1973, the Volvo Ocean Race has seen teams of sailors compete in what’s described as the longest and toughest professional sporting event in the world, and sailing’s toughest team challenge. This year’s race tracks 46,000 nautical miles, four oceans and six continents in a round-the-clock ocean marathon.
Auckland is one of the race’s host cities, so it’s fitting to celebrate in grand Kiwi style. To ensure things are done properly, Stoneleigh has been made the exclusive wine sponsor of the 2018 Volvo Ocean Race Auckland Stopover, which kicks off this Saturday 24th February–18th March.
Bringing a cellar door experience to Te Wero Island in the centre of the 2018 Race Village at Viaduct Harbour, Stoneleigh will provide guests with a winery-style experience set amongst the excitement of the sailing boats. The exclusive ‘Stoneleigh Courtyard’ concept bar will showcase the Stoneleigh wine ranges: Wild Valley, Latitude and Rapaura Series – as tastings, by the glass or by the bottle, while a full menu featuring fresh, sustainably caught seafood, locally sourced fresh produce and artisan baked breads, cheeses and cured meats, has been designed to offer curated wine and food matchings. A daily ‘Taste Adventure’ 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 the public and will be open from Saturday 24 February to Sunday 18 March, 12-10pm daily.
To celebrate the start of the 2018 Volvo Ocean Race Auckland Stopover this weekend and the opening of the Stoneleigh Courtyard at the 2018 Race Village, Stoneleigh and Toast are offering three readers the chance to win a stylish Stoneleigh Prize Pack. Each pack includes a Stoneleigh Rapaura Series stainless steel ice bucket and a Stoneleigh Rapaura Series high quality cotton apron (both pictured below).
To enter, click here