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South Island Wine & Food Festival

2 Dec

An unforgettable day of great wine, delicious eats, and live music in Hagley Park, Christchurch.

Oxin Field Day

16 January

Grape Growers in Hawke's Bay have been invited to view two Oxin Autonomous Vineyard Tractors in action at a vineyard field day at a Pernod Ricard Winemakers vineyard.

Bridge Pa Wine Festival

20 January

On Wellington Anniversary Weekend seven wineries in the Bridge Pa Triangle Wine District of Hawke's Bay will come together for this annual festival, celebrating one of the area's most exciting subregions.

Chardonnay Technical Workshop

25 January

Hawke's Bay Winegrowers is holding a Regional Chardonnay Technical Workshop, to follow up on the success of the Aotearoa New Zealand Chardonnay Symposium. The workshop will include barrel and tank sampling, benchmarking of a tasting flight, and a deep dive into clones and rootstock.

Marlborough Wine & Food Festival

10 February

The 2024 Marlborough Wine & Food Festival will build on the success of the 2023 event, described by 2023 guest chef Peter Gordon as an "international class festival". Wine Marlborough Events Manager Loren Coffey says the new venue at Renwick Domain has allowed organisers to expand the offering, with the likes of The Lounge and The Groove Garden, where the Vinyl in the Vines DJs proved hugely popular. "It also means we can increase the number of Masterclasses, which are a really special part of the festival, allowing people to learn from a really impressive line up of winemakers and local producers."

Big Sky Wines FBTW

Big Sky Wines

Wairarapa Wines Harvest Festival

17 February

Provincial Insurance Brokers presents Wairarapa Wines Harvest Festival, a celebration of wine, food, and entertainment. This event brings together Wairarapa's finest wineries, high-profile restaurants, and food producers for a day of indulgence set among the stunning backdrop of ancient native trees and a picturesque riverside setting. In 2024 the festival will offer an intimate masterclass - Wine Geek 101 - to ease attendees into the harvest day.

North Canterbury Wine and Food Festival FBTW


North Canterbury Wine & Food Festival

3 March

Dubbed "the coolest little wine festival", this celebration in the heart of Waipara pays homage to the wine harvest, local produce, and the North Canterbury region, with a backdrop of oak trees and entertainment.

Ripe Wanaka Wine and Food Festival FBTW

Photo Credit: Andy Woods.

Ripe - Wanaka Wine and Food Festival

23 March

Internationally renowned eight-piece band The Black Seeds will headline Ripe, the Wanaka Wine and Food Festival at Glendhu Bay. Ripe showcases Central Otago's finest wine and food producer alongside world-class entertainment, in a spectacular location offering unrivalled views of Lake Wānaka and the surrounding mountains. Event Director Nathan White says the 2024 event will be bigger and better than ever. “We’ll feature premium wineries such as Amisfield, Gibbston Valley and Cloudy Bay, alongside a range of boutique wineries and food vendors from across Central Otago, including Artisan Catering Arrowtown and The Stoaker Room Wanaka.”

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