Fri 13th

Closed for Private Event 

We are closed from 5 pm for a private function on Friday, December 13th.  Thinking about where to throw your next work-do or party? Ask our Event's Manager about having it with us.


Sat 14th

Closed for Private Event 

We are closed from 5 pm for a private function on Saturday, December 14th.  We throw the best parties. Have your next one with us!


Thu 19th

Salsa Thursdays!

Calling all salsa dancers! Once monthly the UW gladly invites you to come move your feet and show your skills from 6-9 pm. Enjoy Salsa music brought to you by DJ Timba George! Grab a bite to eat with our tapas menu and stay hydrated with our many beverage options!
Free entry.


Fri 20th

Happy Hour with Mirrored Walls and Sons of Henrik

Join us for happy hour from 4-6 and get your spots for this awesome two band line up starting at 6:30! Both Mirrored Walls and Sons of Henrik have prepared a special acoustic set of originals. $10 cover.

SONS of HENRIK are an all-original acoustic/electric rock band based around the vocal and poetically lyrical talents of Nik Henriksen and the melodic guitar riffs of Kane Raisey. Their self-described musical style is “Rock-oustic Anthems & Power Ballads” and they draw inspiration from their Viking/Kiwi ancestry, experiences and a love of 70’s/80’s music. Nik being a big Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music fan while Kanes guitar influences being of the Judas Priest/Black Sabbath kind. The result being a blend of Niks soulful vocals, heartfelt lyrics and rhythmical acoustic guitar embellished by Kanes fiery yet subtle overdriven guitar hooks. SOH also often call on the mad skills of trumpeter Matt Mear. Matt adds “sprinkles” of horn(y) magic and attitude to the set.

Mirrored Walls is usually a band who brings an action-packed night with high energy and an intense wall of sound driving through their live performances. Now they bring a stripped back acoustic-esque set that doesn’t lose their raw passion, but showcases the power of their vocals and harmony interwoven lyrics.


Sat 21st

I'm dreaming of...a Folk Christmas!

Join us at the Urban Winery on Saturday, December 21st at 7:30 for a special evening of acoustic folk music. Nina and Andy are bringing their soulful sound to us for one night only! With their stunning harmonies, Andy's incredible rhythmic guitar skills, and Nina's heart melting cello, it's a perfect night to celebrate the holidays, being with the ones you love, and the best wine, craft beer, and music in Hawke's Bay of course!

Music from 7:30-9
$5 entry


Sat 28th

Saturday Night Session with Fraser Mack!

With his distinctive sound of blues, rock, and flamenco, Fraser Mack is back! He'll be taking the stage on the last Saturday of every month from October through March.

Taking dinner reservations now. $5 at the door, music starts at 7:30.


Tue 31st

Ring in the Roaring 20's-New Year's Eve Party!

Ring in the Roaring 20's this New Year's Eve as we once again enter the age of Art Deco. And where better to celebrate this New Year's than in the historic building of the National Tobacco Company?

The Urban Winery gladly presents this evening of cabaret style entertainment provided by Lady and the Tramps, the Encore Dancers, and Las Vegas Entertainment.

Local Jazz Band and rambunctious misfits, Lady and the Tramps, will take the stage at 10 pm sharp, but doors open at 9:00. Seating is limited, and first come first serve. Art Deco costumes encouraged!

General Entry $65: includes entertainment, one complementary drink upon arrival, nibbles from a delicious grazing table, and bubbles at midnight (but be careful, we heard the cop's are out after midnight looking for a place to raid and this is prohibition after all).

VIP Tickets $95: includes all of the above along with access to our speak easy (password required!) and piano lounge, located in the preserved Art Deco lobby and historic board room. Try your luck at the gambling tables in our speak easy (funny money included).

Buy your tickets at the winery or via bank deposit today. Contact Shelby at for details. Or purchase online here:


Sat 04th

Saturday Night Session: The Response

After meeting at Jazz School and refining their sound through several releases and a stint living in Canada, The Response craft alternative pop songs that are both introspective and energetic. The Christchurch native band perform as a duo, combining a variety of live electronic instruments with guitar and vocals resulting in a familiar yet entirely unique sound. With the release of their new album ‘Escaping This Cold Rotation’ on December 6, The Response will be heading out on tour over early January.

Music 7:30-9, $10 Cover



Sat 11th

Saturday Night Session with Jess Atkin

Our favourite family band, lead by Jess Atkin, will be here once monthly through Summer! Bringing their soulful, rock, country vibe and keeping the energy high all night long, it's something you don't want to miss.

Music starts at 7:30, dinner reservations encouraged, $10 cover.


Sat 18th

Salsa Groove! 

The Urban Winery proudly presents: Salsa Groove! This incredible five piece band from Auckland is traveling here to bring you the best live salsa music in New Zealand.

Clear the floor, move the tables, get a drink, and get ready to dance! Doors open at 6:30, band goes on at 7:30! Tickets available now, $34 for a full night of live salsa music. Seating is limited for maximum dancing space and our kitchen will be open to sustain you and keep your body moving. But don't wait to get your tickets, space for this exclusive one night event is limited.

Contact Shelby at for your tickets today.


Fri 07th

Blind Boy Paxton

American blues extraordinaire Blind Boy Paxton has announced his much-anticipated return to our shores for his biggest headline tour of New Zealand to date, playing eight shows across the country this February. With new songs to road test, a myriad of instruments in tow, and stories to tell, these are must see shows this summer!

Blind Boy Paxton is known by many as the ‘living embodiment of the blues in the 21st century’ and makes his triumphant return to NZ after a string of sold out shows 2 years ago.

Jerron ‘Blind Boy’ Paxton’s live shows showcase his unparalleled skill across the banjo, fiddle, piano, harmonica, guitar, and the Cajun accordion, effortlessly transporting audiences to a time long ago. Interspersed with heartwarming narratives and humorous anecdotes, Blind Boy Paxton’s signature ragtime and country blues draws deep inspiration from his southern roots, and seamlessly brings old time tradition into the modern day.

This world class act is one not to be missed.

Tickets available here:


Thu 13th

Salsa Thursdays!

Calling all salsa dancers! Once monthly the UW gladly invites you to come move your feet and show your skills from 6-9 pm. Enjoy Salsa music brought to you by DJ Timba George! Grab a bite to eat with our tapas menu and stay hydrated with our many beverage options!
Free entry.


Thu 20th

Art Deco: Prohibition Casino

Our Annual Prohibition Casino is back and better than ever! Included in the General Ticket Price is a complimentary drink upon entry, heaps of scrumptious canapés, and funny money to spend and win with our casino gaming tables, brought you by Las Vegas Entertainment. Try your hand at Black Jack, Roulette, and more! A bit competitive? Good! We’ll be auctioning off some fantastic prizes at the end of the night for you to blow your winnings on.

Included in the Limited High Roller’s Ticket Price is an entry drink, second drink, heaps of canapés, and even more funny money to spend in the main room and in our secret high roller’s room (password required for entry!). And an even better chance to win those awesome prizes in our rambunctious auction.

Tickets available at

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We'd love to have you play here! Music is another passion of The Urban Winery and we are always looking for talented singers and musicians. If you are interested in playing here, contact us via the link below.

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