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The Festival

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

North Canterbury Wine & Food Festival 2019 is going to be a corker.


Discover seasonal flavours at our eclectic range of food stalls, sample an incredible selection of premium North Canterbury wines, and tap your feet to a sweet line up of local live music. Grab your mates, head out to the golden fields of North Canterbury on Sunday 10th of March and celebrate the harvest in style. Tickets on sale now.



North Canterbury food is always in abundance at the festival.

Stalls from local producers, regional and Christchurch chefs and restaurants are featured every year to offer delicious fresh, local food that you can match with your wines. 




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. Check out the array of sensational flavours for you in 2019 and whet your appetite.

check out 2019's FOOD PRODUCERS:

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


Steam Punk
Bringing their famous Korean Cupbob to spice up the festival! Succulent marinaded BBQ meat, crunchy veg and rice topped with their signature sauce.


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


Pierogi Joint
Pierogi are European dumplings which are both savoury and sweet. Served up with interesting and reimagined flavours!


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. 


Seasonally inspired dishes crafted from the finest, locally sourced produce. Beautifully crafted and exciting for the palate - duck, octopus and vegetarian dishes will be on offer.


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.  


Barry’s Bay and Charing Cross Cheese
Cheese crafted from goat’s milk and sheep’s milk. Local, handcrafted, and totally delicious.


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


G C Barbeque
With a smoker and a wood grill, expect delicious smoked pork pretsels, smoked lamb and smoked salmon. All the smoky goodness.


Pic's Peanut Butter
Pic’s will be returning again this year to share a new product - their boysenberry jelly!


The Vagabond Chefs
48hr braised beef loaded fries, crispy tofu Vagabowls, Korean style chicken bao's and much much more!

The Whole Hog Food Truck
Locally sourced free-farmed tasty pork treats. Fresh from the field, and completely delicious.


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


Flips Pancakes
Homemade pancakes served with homemade toppings and sauces. Nothing artificial at all!


Grater Goods
Plant based street food, serving up vegan meats and cheeses. Totally dedicated to delicious vegan fare.


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.


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


Base Pizza and Brew Moon Beers
Woodfire pizzas, and Brew Moon craft beers. Talk about a match made in heaven.





The North Canterbury wine region covers vineyards from Banks Peninsula through to Cheviot, including Waipara and Waikari.  Well known for its aromatics and Pinot Noir it is fast becoming recognised as a region capable of producing very high quality wines. 



2019's  WINE producers:



27 Seconds

Ataahua Wine

Bellbird Spring

Black Estate

Dallington Downs


Fancrest Estate

Georges Road Wines

Greystone Wines

Koyama Wines



Lone Goat Vineyard

Main Divide

Melton Estate


Mon Cheval Wines

Mount Brown Estates

Mt. Beautiful Wines

Muddy Water

Pegasus Bay



Sherwood Estate Wines

Silver Wing Wines

Straight 8 Winery

Terrace Edge

The Boneline

The Crater Rim

The Winemaker's Wife

Torlesse Wines






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. 


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.

Coffee Supreme

Supreme filter station hydrating you with chilled coffee made from Ethiopian sede beans with naughty sweetened milk.

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

Fascinating conversations with the best wine makers and viticulturists of the region, matched with chefs and food producers.



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

We also chucked 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.


On the decks...

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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.

          Daniel Veitch           |            Pepe Le Pew           |              Plantgril                |        Sheldon Williams        |            Simon Kong




The kids are always welcomed with open arms - and this year we had loads to keep them chipper. The picnic areas and music were 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.


Getting There

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+) - $25 pp




Bus transport is available to and
from the Festival from Hanmer Springs
thanks to Hanmer Adventure. The bus will leave for the Festival from Hanmer Adventure Centre at 9.30am.

Adult - $45




For any general festival enquiries, please email


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