Food and wine enthusiasts are priming their taste buds for New Zealand’s newest summer highlight – a 10-day food and wine festival of mouth-watering events served up in a premium food and wine destination.
With 85,000 international visitors in the country, Rugby World Cup will showcase New Zealand to a global audience of discerning travellers – and, away from the rugby field, it’s Kiwi food and wine that’s likely to attract the most sustained interest.
Auckland is on 'Cloud' nine, Wellington’s launching a waka, Nelson’s taking a long Italian lunch, Bluff’s reserving the juiciest oysters, Westland’s celebrating whitebait, and wineries all over New Zealand are dusting off their vintage best.
Tickets for New Zealand’s premier wine, food and music event – Toast Martinborough – are about to go on sale with organisers bracing themselves for a repeat of last year when 10,000 sold out in just 13 minutes.
Spring is a prime time for garden enthusiasts and the combination of climate, creative planting, centuries of nurturing and a picturesque backdrop make Dunedin’s Rhododendron Festival a highlight event on New Zealand calendar.