We can't quite believe it but Summer F.A.W.C! is over for 2013. We hope you had a great time and leave with happy bellies full of Hawke's Bay food and wine. F.A.W.C! will be back in 2014 with the Winter Series in June and the Summer Series hot on its heels in November.
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The F.A.W.C! Summer Series 2013 kicked off on Friday November 1st with a spectacular launch party at Craggy Range Winery and finished on Sunday 10th with the Carnivore Carnival at the Hawke’s Bay Races. Over fifty events were run across ten days and included Masterclasses, degustation dinners, private chefs in homes, vertical tastings and much more. Join us in June 2014 for the F.A.W.C! Winter Series!
Call it a mild attack of FOMO (that’s fear of missing out) if you like, but the truth is that I have enjoyed my ambassadorial visits to The Bay so much that it is unthinkable my not being part of the third series of this world class event.
With a summer and a winter series now successfully under our belt, F.A.W.C! is well on its way to achieving highly anticipated status on our food and wine calendar. The 60 events spread over ten days represent everything I love about Hawke’s Bay. Building on its solid base as one of New Zealand’s top wine producers, this idyllic part of the world has climbed aboard the food movement and is making the most of its position as the land of ingredients. You can feel the collaborative buzz.
Having abundant natural resources is one thing, but it takes good people to make an event like this work. If the feedback I’ve been getting since the inaugural event last November is anything to go by, the organisers, wine growers, food producers, and other clever people who have got in behind F.A.W.C! all deserve a hefty pat on the back.
I don’t now who started it, but FAWCER is a word that has slipped rather easily into my vocabulary during the last 12 months. Of course it’s a result of that kiwi propensity for coining new words and phrases, but I was thinking about its meaning the other day when I came up with this: FAWCER – an avid participant or follower of F.A.W.C!; one who has already had a taste of F.A.W.C! and wants more. Well, that’s me defined, what about you?
If you’ve never experienced F.A.W.C!, I suggest you pencil it in because it’s one of the best things you’ll do this year. And to all you other FAWCERS all I can say is: let’s go back and do it all again!