Maia Health Foundation

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


When purchasing your tickets, we welcome you to make an additional donation to Māia Health Foundation and one of its key projects: an enhanced rooftop helipad and clinical support unit on the new Christchurch Hospital - a cause close to our hearts. Any accidents that happen in our North Canterbury community through farming, road accidents, or even in our homes - may require the services of this essential and often lifesaving service and landing on the Hospital rooftop (instead of the current helipad in Hagley Park!) will save 13 critical minutes on this journey. So, let’s help Māia on their mission to take the new helipad from good - to great! 

As a thank you, anyone who makes a donation to Māia Health Foundation during the booking process (big or small!) will go into the draw for a super luxe, VIP experience for them and their crew at this year’s North Canterbury Wine & Food Festival 2018. Cheers to that!



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. 


Check back here for more announcements from December onwards.



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.


STAY TUNED AS WE ANNOUNCE THE WINE, BEER and Non-Alcoholic producers hosting stalls at the 2018 FestivaL SOON!



For the last two years, Lincoln University have brought a 'conversation' tent 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.


The dynamic line-up of food and wine duos to be announced soon



Get set for pockets of music and entertainment in every nook of Glenmark Domain's picturesque setting.

The 2018 festival line up TO be announced soon! 




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, pony rides, face painting, ice-creams, hilarious entertainment and everything else that makes being a kid the best.