Melbourne Cup: Corks, Craft & Cheese

Tuesday 7 November |  3pm - 6pm
Taylor St HQ 

Join us for an unforgettable Melbourne Cup day racing experience!

We've prepared an afternoon filled with thrilling racing, fine wine from SOHO Wines, cheese specifically paired by our own Off the Track Food & Bev, while introducing our newest partnership, craft beer from our local Bootleg Brewery.

Whether you're a seasoned punter or simply looking for a great afternoon out, our Melbourne Cup event is a perfect blend of excitement and relaxation.

So gather your friends and colleagues, and make a date with us for an afternoon of corks, craft & cheese. We can't wait to raise a glass and toast to the race that stops the nation.

Your ticket grants you access to five tastings of your favourite craft beer or SOHO wine along with a delightful cheese pairing designed to enhance your chosen beverage.


Melbourne Cup:  The big race at 5pm 

Wine Tasting: Try one, two, or three of the best SOHO wines, you're sure to discover something new.

Craft Beer:  Meet the Bootleg team and help us celebrate our new partnership (standard beers will also be available).

Cheese Pairing: Our head chef Michelle has carefully selected the perfect cheeses to complement your wine and beer samples.

Cash and eftpos bar facilities plus a cup day snack menu will also be available to order from, courtesy of Off the Track Food & Bev.

Here's what your ticket gets you:

  • Access to a fantastic, fun-filled afternoon

  • Live streaming of the Melbourne Cup excitement from Flemington

  • A delightful wine-tasting experience

  • A craft beer-tasting adventure

  • Cheese pairing for an added twist of flavour and enjoyment

  • Your ticket grants you access to five tastings of your favourite craft beer or SOHO wine along with a delightful cheese pairing designed to enhance your chosen beverage.

Off the Track Food & Bev

Off The Track Food & Bev was created out of a desire to cultivate exceptional events in the Waikato. Based at Cambridge Raceway, we craft wholesome, hearty & flavourful cuisine for events at Cambridge Raceway and around the Waikato.

Led by head chef Michelle Thomson, we harness the best culinary products the Waikato region has to offer, delivering farm-to-plate experiences across a global culinary landscape.

We go above & beyond to create unique and thoughtful cuisine that brings people together to eat, drink & share the moment.

SOHO | Uniquely Embodying a passion for life, culture & entertainment

Utilising our own Carter Family Vineyards & other boutique estates, we have chosen 3 of the best NZ winemakers from Waiheke Island, Marlborough & Central Otago – giving each wine its own distinctive style & personality.

At SOHO we create premium wine reflective of our life & the amazing people & pets we share it with. SOHO respects the traditional winemaking process but pushes the boundaries operating an unconventional ethos rooted in raw creativity. This coupled with a desire to be one of NZ’s most awarded boutique wine companies has made SOHO a wine icon of modernity. 

Bootlet Brewery | Local Independent Brewery

Bootleg Brewery has been in action since 2017 and put roots down at the historic Matangi Dairy Factory site in 2020 where fresh beer flows into the hands of patrons at its popular taproom set amongst a steadily growing brew facility. A 'Champion Ale' medal win (NZ's most acclaimed) at the Brewer's Guild awards for their Apehanger IPA put Bootleg on the craft beer map and a growing list of accolades ever since has seen them rise to one of the countries highest rated craft breweries.


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