Harvest Festival 2016
11.00 am to 5.00 pm, Saturday 12 March 2016
The Cliffs Riverside Reserve, Dakins Road, Gladstone
Cost: $50.00 per person, Groups of 10 or more at discount:
$45.00 per person
This is the tenth year of the Wairarapa Wines Harvest
Festival and it has become one of the most popular among wine lovers due to its
‘grass roots’ philosophy. It marks the
start of vintage for the district’s wine growers. It’s a family day out in the country with a
focus on trying some new and hard-to-find wines, eating some delicious food and
being entertained, all in a relaxed and natural setting, with the whole
experience not too hard on the pocket.
The venue is ‘The Cliffs Riverside Reserve’ on the banks of
the Ruamahanga River, near the end of Dakins Road, just 10 minutes drive from
Carterton and Masterton. It’s extremely
accessible by car (make sure you have a nominated driver!), but if you don’t
want to drive, there are train and shuttle service options.
The festival features the wines of the wider Wairarapa
region. The food is also Wairarapa based
with producers, cafés
and restaurants making their wares available.
Art exhibitions and displays add interest. The 17 wine exhibitors are Cambridge Road,
Borthwick Vineyard, Cottier Estate, Fairmont Estate, Gladstone Vineyard, Hudson
Vineyard, Johner Estate, Julicher Estate, Loopline Vineyard, Lynfer Estate,
Matahiwi Estate, Murdoch James, Paper Road Vineyard, Paulownia Estate, Schubert
Wines, Urlar and Waipipi Homestead Vineyard.
On the food front will be Ant North Catering, Bar Salute, Clareville
Bakery, Entice Café, Gladstone Inn, La Bella Italia, Paper Road Cafe, Two Short
Whites Café and Wakelin House. The
entertainment will be crooner Steve Carlin, the popular Shenanigans and covers
band The Satisfactions.
Tickets are limited to 2000 issued and there will be no gate
sales. Don’t miss out!