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