Fri 22nd

Salsa Bueno!

The Urban Winery is partnering with Latin Roots Hawkes Bay Salsa Academy to bring you a night of dancing, music, and Latin fun!

Come in and learn beginner's Salsa with the best in Hawkes Bay or sit back and enjoy the dancing demonstrations and music breaks. Participation is at your discretion! Come early and grab some Tapas for dinner or some liquid courage!

7:30-10:30 pm

Contact the winery for tickets: $10


Sat 23rd

Jazz Like We Used To.

Featuring Margot Pierard

Join us for a night all about reliving the days of classic jazz. Old time jazz standards being played on a piano just as old and a local jazz vocalist and legend, Margot Pierard, takes the stage with this world class band for one night only. Margot sold out last time she was at the UW in July, so don't wait to grab your tickets and a table for this special event. Seating is limited. Show starts at 7:30.

Tickets are $30 and are available now at the Urban Winery or contact Shelby at for your tickets today.


Thu 28th

Closed for a Private Function from 6-7:30

Need a venue for your next:

Work do




Board Meeting

Contact our event's manager at


Thu 28th


We'll be closed to the public from 6-7:30, but reopening at 7:30 for Jingo! All are welcome!

Musical Bingo, for all ages, all music lovers, and all competitive gamers! Compete with your mates for prizes in 4 rounds of Jingo, as you guess the songs from every decade and genre and stamp those squares!

Free Entry.


Sat 30th

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.


Thu 05th

2016 Vintage Port Tasting

On December 5th, at 7pm The Urban Winery will be hosting a 2016 Vintage Port Tasting lead by none other than Warren Gibson in the historic board room of the National Tobacco Building. Featuring 6 ports from Portugal and 2 from Trinity Hill, this 8 part tasting is not to be missed. Come savor these ports with our cheese, fruit and chocolate platters, but don’t wait to get your ticket-there are only 13 seats available.

Tickets are $90. To purchase yours, please contact Shelby at: or stop by the Winery today.

We’ll see you there!


Sat 07th

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 night you don't want to miss.

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


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!


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.


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.

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 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 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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