Sublime wine, fine food and New Zealand’s best beats…who could ask for more? If you’re keen to mix wine, food and music while travelling around the country, time your journey to coincide with one of the festivals along the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail.
The Marlborough Wine Festival
Second Saturday in February
NZ’s premier food and wine experience. Sample the region’s finest wines and stunning local gourmet foods, while experiencing fantastic entertainment in a central location among the vines. The festival showcases around 300 wines from over 60 wineries and over 30 food stalls.
Mission Estate Winery Concert
A key event on any concert goer's calendar, this annual event has seen artists such as Sting, Rod Stewart, Cliff Richards and Dionne Warwick strutting their moves across the large outdoor stage.
Wairarapa Wines Harvest Festival
Fine local wines, food and music at a beautiful riverside location.
Third Sunday in November
Each year, the population of Martinborough increases tenfold as wine and food lovers from throughout the country fill the small Wairarapa town to celebrate the release of the new vintage and to enjoy New Zealand’s premium wine, food and music festival.
Food And Wine Classic
Over two weekends in November 2-11, 2012
A collection of truly ‘out of the box’ premium food and wine experiences.