The Vintners’ Lunch

Every year around late July or early August we host The Vintners’ Lunch, which is our largest annual fundraising event. The event began in 2008 and showcases some of Wellington’s finest culinary talents through a six course degustation luncheon with matching New Zealand wines.

Each year, the hospice secures the talents of six chefs to create original courses. This year we were privileged to have Brent Bonner – Sarah Searancke Catering, Yufei Xie – OLI & MI Kitchen, James Scott – Field & Green, Laurent Loudeac – Hippopotamus, Nic Spicer – Coco at The Roxy and Jonathon Dowling – Soprano’s as our chefs.

The ongoing success of Vintners’ Lunch ensures we are able to raise funds which enable us to continue to provide specialist care to people with a life limiting condition.

This major fundraiser would not be possible without the support of local businesses and our generous guests who also get the chance to bid on both Silent and Live Auctions throughout the day.

Our 10th Anniversary Vintners’ Lunch was held in 2017 and was our most successful yet. Thanks to our generous community who helped us raise over $107,000 on the day for Te Omanga Hospice.

Save the date! Vintners’ Lunch 2018 will be on Sunday 22 July. Tickets will go on sale soon. We are currently looking for fabulous prizes for our live and silent auctions, and 100 mystery envelopes. If you would like to get your business involved, please email

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