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 on 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 the country with us next March to bond with the locals and celebrate the bounty of this year's harvest.

Further festival details to be released soon... 



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