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Food and wine events to mark in your diary Satur­day Jan­uary 20th Satur­day 10th Satur­day 10th

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JAN­UARY BRIDGE PA WINE FES­TI­VAL

This day-long wine fes­ti­val brings to­gether eight of the best Hawke’s Bay winer­ies within the Bridge Pa Tri­an­gle. Sam­ple the wines from this unique re­gion, meet the wine­mak­ers and en­joy lo­cal food and en­ter­tain­ment. For de­tails, visit eventfinda.co.nz. Satur­day Jan­uary 20th

WELLING­TON CUP DAY

Bring­ing to­gether the per­fect mix of fash­ion, rac­ing, cham­pagne and live mu­sic is Wal­laceville Es­tate Welling­ton Cup Day. Wear your finest heels and don the smartest suits for the ul­ti­mate sum­mer party. For de­tails, visit tick­ets.tren­tham.co.nz. Satur­day 27th Jan­uary

WELLING­TON WINE AND FOOD FES­TI­VAL

A selec­tion of Welling­ton’s top restau­rants will de­liver ex­quis­ite dishes, washed down with wine, cider and craft beer bev­er­ages rang­ing from lo­cal to in­ter­na­tional. If you’re the des­ig­nated driver, you won’t miss out with mock­tails by the leg­endary Ray Le­toa. Held at Wai­tangi Park. For ticket de­tails, visit wine­and­food­fes­ti­val.co.nz.

FE­BRU­ARY MARL­BOR­OUGH FOOD AND WINE

New Zealand’s long­est run­ning wine fes­ti­val, held in a world-renowned wine pro­duc­ing re­gion. Sam­ple Marl­bor­ough’s finest food and wine, along­side some of the coun­try’s top bands at pic­turesque Bran­cott Es­tate. For ticket de­tails, visit wine-marl­bor­ough-fes­ti­val.co.nz. Sun­day 18th

NEL­SON WINE AND FOOD FES­TI­VAL

Nel­son Wine & Food Fes­ti­val cel­e­brates sen­sa­tional sounds, wine, food, and sum­mer. All-day en­ter­tain­ment, fan­tas­tic food, and award-win­ning wine and beer. For ticket de­tails, visit eventafinda.co.nz. Fri­day 23rd Fe­bru­ary to Sun­day 18 March

THE NEW ZEALAND FES­TI­VAL CLUB

The New Zealand Fes­ti­val Club re­turns to Welling­ton’s water­front serv­ing up de­li­cious themed eats and drinks along­side cut­tingedge com­edy, cabaret and con­tem­po­rary mu­sic. The Fes­ti­val Club, housed in the iconic Pa­cific Crys­tal Palace Spiegel­tent will be the heart of the in­ter­na­tional arts fes­ti­val this sum­mer. See fes­ti­val.co.nz. Satur­day 24th to Sun­day 25th

MEATSTOCK

Bands and bar­be­cue are the big pull for this meaty fes­ti­val, held at Auck­land’s ASB Show­grounds. Fifty bar­be­cue teams will com­pete to be named best in the busi­ness. Car­ni­vores pre­pare. For tick­ets, visit meatstock.com.au/auck­land. Satur­day 24th

DOG POINT/ LO­GAN BROWN CLAS­SIC KIWI PIC­NIC

A re­lax­ing day set among the vines of Dog Point Vine­yard in Marl­bor­ough. En­joy pic­nic fare cre­ated by Steve Lo­gan and Shaun Clous­ton from Welling­ton’s Lo­gan Brown Restau­rant, matched to Dog Point wines. Visit dog­point.co.nz for tick­et­ing de­tails.

MARCH HOK­I­TIKA WILDFOODS FES­TI­VAL

Chal­lenge your taste­buds in a day ded­i­cated to all man­ner of weird and won­der­ful foods, as well as some ex­cit­ing gourmet op­tions for the less ad­ven­tur­ous. For ticket de­tails, visit wildfoods.co.nz. Satur­day 24th

MARCHFEST

A craft beer and mu­sic fes­ti­val in the heart of Nel­son, New Zealand’s only hop-grow­ing re­gion. Around 15 craft brew­eries will show­case their brews, some hav­ing been spe­cially com­mis­sioned for the event. Lo­cal wines, ciders, juices and cui­sine are on of­fer, as well as a hops show­case. For ticket de­tails, visit marchfest.com.

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