The Festival

Set under the oaks in Glenmark Domain is the coolest little wine festival in the country. 

North Canterbury Wine & Food Festival 2018 will be one to remember.


Join us this Sunday 11 March to enjoy an eclectic range of food stalls, a diverse selection of North Canterbury wine, quality live music and family friendly entertainment. 

Whether you're 5 or 85, whether you fancy a drop of chardonnay or pinot noir, whether you're in it for the dancing or the picnicking… Come step out into our tūrangawaewae this March to bond with the locals and celebrate the bounty of this year's harvest.



North Canterbury kai is always in abundance at the festival.

Stalls from local producers, chefs and restaurants are featured every year to offer delicious, fresh and seasonal food that go wonderfully with the selection of wines.


The Paella Fella
Authentic Spanish paella served in three varieties, all gluten free, healthy and fit for a king. 


Bearlion Foods
A whole range of delicious salads and wholesome food, enlivened with new flavours and exciting old favourites with a healthy spin.


Cakes By Anna
X  Grizzly Bagels

The hottest bakers in town are tag teaming it again, with a variety of cakes showcasing seasonal produce & locally made ingredients, as well as bagel sandwiches hot off the grill & freshly filled donuts.


Japanese Karaage Chicken, sweet soy glazed pork belly bao's and delightful dumplings. 


Fritz Wiener
New Zealand's favourite award winning German style Bratwursts, served on a fresh baguette with onion, sauerkraut and a range of condiments. Oh, ja!


The Chippy
Traditional British themed fish & chips with mushy peas and curry sauce.


Jonny BBQ
One of our longest standing foodies!  Serving up his favourite meats and oysters!



Kaikoura Cheese
Dreamy cheese platters for sharing with friends or enjoying alone - the perfect pairing with the regional wines. 


Cannon Hill Gourmet
A range of kebabs and falafels, fresh salads, ciabatta sandwiches, toasted breads with chicken liver pate & onion jam, and creme brûlée for dessert – what a smorgasbord!


Lovat Downs Venison
Venison pita pockets, burgers, sausages and the 'tender bambi sammie' - all made with diced venison, onion & plum sauce.


Utopia Ice
Classic and plant based ice cream made with just a handful of fresh ingredients, perfected by nature... and sometimes even a little wine.  


Horse Shack Food
Mouth watering beef cheeks, Manuka smoked pork, kumara and chickpea hash and more legendary hand pulled meats and veggies.


The Whitebait People
Serving up a range of quintessential Kiwi grub, including Westcoast whitebait patties, pan-fried salads or omelettes and pāua patties. 


Maison de Crêpes
Holy Crepe! This one will satisfy both sweet tooths and savoury fiends. Using an age old recipe and delicious ingredients, these will take you right to the foot of the Eiffel Tower.



Kung Fu Dumplings
Kathmandu style momo dumplings with a bit of kapow! Funky rooster, buffalow style beef and vegan kale and kumara. 


A range of tasty insect based snacks featuring their famous lemongrass ants which are wild harvested right here in Canterbury! 


Sweet & Savage
Coffee & the trendiest 'Instagram worthy' donuts you'll find under the oaks. 


Herba Gourmet Ltd
Classic dishes, beautiful garden herbs and locally sourced ingredients to bring you real homemade food, 
suiting all dietary needs.


Smoke n Barrel
Texas BBQ slow smoked meats Yeehaw!! Accompanied with fresh salad or in a wrap, bap or sandwich.


Black and Orange Catering
Spit-roasted lamb with creamy yoghurt sauce and roast vegetables or slow roasted pulled pork with homemade applesauce, both served straight to plate or ciabatta bun. 


The Burger Joint
Real Food, Real Local is their mantra! You won't need extras on the side with these gourmet buns!



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.



The WINE & BEER producers hosting stalls at the 2018 Festival:



27 Seconds

Ataahua Wines

Black Estate

Brew Moon Brewery

Dallington Downs

Fancrest Estate

George's Road Wines

Greystone Wines

Harris Estate

Lone Goat Vineyard

Main Divide



Main Divide

Melton Estate

Mon Cheval Wines

Mt. Beautiful Wines

Mount Brown Estates

Mountford Estate

Muddy Water

Omarino Wine Park

Pegasus Bay

Sherwood Estate Wines

Silver Wing Wines




Terrace Edge

The Boneline

The Crater Rim

The Old Glenmark Vicarage

The Winemaker's Wife

Tongue in Groove

Torlesse Wines

Waipara Hills

Waipara Springs

Waipara River Estate






Sweet & Savage

Delicious coffee paired with the trendiest 'Instagram worthy' donuts you'll find under the oaks.

Waipara School

The Waipara School will be keeping you hydrated with bottled water and sodas at this year's festival, with all proceeds going back to Waipara School.

Karma Cola

A range of organic craft sodas from 'The Worlds Fairest Fairtrader'. 

All sober drivers will receive a complimentary Karma Cola beverage for taking one for the team. 


Allpress Coffee

The Allpress coffee cart is parking up under the oaks to serve up their specialist coffee - including a refreshing cold brew.

Talk Tent



For the last two years, Lincoln University have brought the a conversation to the festival, hosting discussions by duos made up of some of the best wine producers of the region, matched with chefs and food producers.

Hosting Talk Tent 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. 


Info coming soon!! 




Pockets of music feature in every nook of Glenmark Domain's picturesque setting. The 2018 festival line up includes a Musicians' Corner with jazz, folk, and singer/songwriter vibes including Chris William, Bryony, The Goldonies, The Swan Sisters and more.

We also like to chuck in a couple of more bangers on the other end of the park with the laid back 'Beats and Tunes' area featuring Simon Kong and other featured DJs spinning Sunday tunes all day long. Oh yeah!




Thrillingly the rolling, rambling, spirit raising atmospheres they project in their
live shows have endeared them to the hearts of many. It’s obvious they care
about the audience as much as the songs.



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Chris William

Chris William wears his heart on his sleeve. He blends his love of jazz, soul and electronica into a swirl of synthesisers, thumping drum machines and stirring vocal harmonies. His music is both ripe with emotion and tension – warped piano sounds collide with swampy guitar noise. He has self-released two lauded singles, and is currently recording an EP to be released mid 2017.

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Bryony Matthews

Picking up a guitar at 14, Bryony has been writing and performing,  shedding fears, gaining confidence and honing her skills, plus acquiring a collection of talented musicians to back her. Matthews writes unique, considered, lyrics-focused folk-pop offerings, with her band lending an upbeat ambiance to the songs.

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Swan Sisters

The Swan Sisters are Amiria Grenell and Amy Grace. They sing heart filled songs throughout Aotearoa, including the 2017 WOMAD music festival. Amiria and Amy have been writing music together for many years.  Their sound is a delicate blend of styles: alt. folk with beautiful harmonies, a touch of country & a dash of dreamy pop.  These songbirds encapsulte their friendship and joy of storytelling with an uplifting, acoustic set.



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The Goldonies

The Goldonies have been winning over audiences with their mix of rock ‘n’ roll classics performed with high energy and humour in the skiffle band setting.  A typical set list will usually find the boys tipping their hats to the three B’s of rock ‘n’ roll – Buddy, Berry and Beatles, as well as numerous other classics from the 1950’s and 60’s.



The kids are always welcomed with open arms - and we've got lots to keep them chipper. The picnic areas and music can be enjoyed by all of the family, as well as bouncy castles, petting zoo, face painting, ice-creams, hilarious entertainment and everything else that makes being a kid the best.