or, purchase directly from THE BELOW RETAILERS
FROM EARLY DECEMBER ONWARDS...
Stock your cellar with NORth Canterbury’s finest
Everyone who purchases an Early Bird ticket online at Dash Tickets will go into the draw to win one bottle from EVERY vineyard featured at this year’s North Cantebury Wine & Food Festival.... Yeah, you're welcome.
Winner drawn 20 December 2016.
Under 18 years
No tickets required. However, under 18's are still required to enter through the official entry gate at the festival.
We will have plenty for the little ones to do at the festival, including pony rides and bouncy castles.
See Kids for more details.
Sober Drivers are required to purchase their ticket through Dash Tickets.
Sober Drivers will be wrist-banded as non-drinkers on arrival to the festival and are not permitted to drink any alcohol at the site. Their wristband will still allow them to purchase food and non-alcoholic drinks across the day, entry to all events on the day in the ConversatioNZ tent and entertainment throughout the day.
Discounted Early Bird ticket sales available now until 19 December through Dash Tickets and the retailers listed above.
Adult tickets include a festival wine tasting glass, entry to all events on the day in the ConversatioNZ tent and entertainment throughout the day.
A FEW EXTRA DETAILS....
See Getting There for driving directions to the Glenmark Domain and for information on bus transport options.
Gates open at 10.30am. Last drinks are served at 4.45pm and the festival closes at 5.00pm.
No dogs allowed at the festival due to park restrictions... Sorry!
Also, you are not permitted to bring any food and drink into the Festival.
There are plenty of food, drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) available to buy on the day - and water is freely available within the park.
Please feel free to bring your own rugs, cushions blankets, seats, umbrellas - anything to make your picnic set up homely on the day! (just make sure you leave the food and wine at home - we've got you covered there).
It’s time to return to the oaks for the coolest little wine festival in the country.
North Canterbury Wine & Food Festival is back for 2017.
Hit the road next March and head out of the city into New Zealand’s most-loved wine and food region for a celebration like no other. Support the local harvesters, chill out in our pockets of entertainment, immerse yourself in conversations with other lovers of local produce and get ready to fall completely in love with everything North Canterbury has to offer.
More festival details to be announced in 2017.
North Canterbury food will be in abundance at the Festival. Stalls from local producers, regional and Christchurch chefs and restaurants will be there to offer delicious fresh, local food that you can match with your wines.
Check back here soon for details on the
2017 festival's food stallholders.
North Canterbury is just 40 minutes north of Christchurch and is fast establishing itself as one of the premium wine producing regions of New Zealand, particularly in Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling. According to Bob Campbell, the region is ”one of the unsung heroes of the wine industry”.
The region has 2 main sub-regions, Waipara Valley & Waikari.
There are also a few vineyards 20 minutes north of the Waipara Valley close to Cheviot.
CHECK BACK HERE SOON FOR DETAILS ON THE
2017 FESTIVAL'S WINE & BEER STALLHOLDERS.
Lincoln University is bringing the ConversatioNZ tent back to the 2017 festival which will host discussions by duos made up of some of the best wine producers of the region, matched with chefs and food producers.
ConversatioNZ is a movement initiated by chefs and people in the food industry with the aim of highlighting the quality and vast array of edible resources available in New Zealand.
All are welcome to attend the 20 – 30 minute talks during the festival on a first in basis. If you get a seat – you may get a sample. If you don’t – hang outside to listen to these dynamic duos talk about our food and wine landscape.
Pockets of music will be scattered around the picturesque setting of Glenmark Domain...
Stay tuned for the full line up announced soon.
Bring the kids! We welcome your little ones with open arms. The picnic areas and music can be enjoyed by all of the family. There will also be a special kids space with a bouncy castle, pony rides, face painting, ice creams, as well as some hilarious kid-friendly entertainment.
North Canterbury Wine & Food Festival is set under the picturesque oak trees of the Glenmark Domain (corner of Church Road & Glenmark Drive), Waipara Valley, North Canterbury - just 45 minutes drive north of Christchurch.
The festival begins at 10.30am and finishes 5.00pm.
- Take SH1 to Amberley
- Continue north on SH1 a further 10 minutes
- Turn left at the Hamner Springs turn off (Waipara Flat Rd)
- Follow this by a quick right into Glenmark Drive
- Follow Glenmark Drive through the Waipara Township
- Glenmark Domain is 300m north of Waipara Township on your right, on the corner of Glenmark Dr & Church Rd
PLEASE NOTE: There is a discounted ticket option available for Sober Drivers. See Tickets for more information.
Bus transport is available to and
from the Festival from Christchurch (as far south as Lincoln)
Adult - $30
Group (10 or more) - $25 pp
TO BOOK NOW OR FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE GO TO:
There is also a lot of accomodation in Hanmer Springs, one hour north of Waipara. It has an enormous range of accomodation on offer, from luxurious 5-star plus retreat to a cost-efficient, self-catering place to call home.
Thanks so much to the 3 000 wonderful people who came along to celebrate
North Canterbury earlier this year, under the oaks.
From the wine & food, to the weather, entertainment, bunting, pony rides and more...
We really couldn't have asked for a better day or a better crowd - so thanks a bunch.
Here are a few snaps from the 2016 NC Wine & Food festivities...
PHOTOS COURTESY OF NAYHAUSS
A huge thank you to these generous businesses who make the
North Canterbury Wine & Food Festival possible...