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Festival Hours 10:30am - 6pm, Saturday 10th Feb

The Festival

The Marlborough Wine & Food Festival is New Zealand’s original and longest running wine festival held in a world-renowned wine producing region.

Festival-goers will be able to sample some of Marlborough's world class wines from over 40 local wineries and taste gourmet cuisine from over 25 food stalls, all in one of Marlborough's most beautiful locations - Brancott Vineyard. 

 The 2018 festival will be held on Saturday 10th February. Check out this footage from the 2015 Festival and see what a spectacular day it promises to be!


Festival Facts

Festival Hours

10:30 to 18:00

Tickets

Check out the Ticket Page to find out about all the ticketing options available to our Festival-goers.

Wine Sales

  • Wine sales cease at 17:30 (Festival ends at 18:00)
  • There are no bottle sales at the festival, however wineries do have the option for festival goers to pre-purchase wine to collect from their cellar door at a later or mail order
  • After 3pm, festival goers are only allowed to purchase 2 glasses at a time per customer
  • Wine pours come in two measures – a 'Tasting' measure @ 47ml and a 'Glass' measure @ 120ml

Cost of wine pours are dictated by the wineries and can therefore vary, however, as an indicator, the average for a glass of wine is listed below:

  • Sauvignon Blanc: $4 - $8
  • Pinot Gris: $4 - $8
  • Riesling: $4 - $8
  • Chardonnay: $5 - $10
  • Pinot Noir: $6 - $12

General Information

  • The event is R18. No one under the age of 18, even if accompanied by a guardian, will be permitted on site
  • Please make sure you dress to impress – you may be snapped by one of our roving photographers and videographers for future marketing purposes!
  • The festival site is SMOKEFREE.  However there will be two clearly marked designated smoking areas
  • Lions Club Marlborough provide Public car parking at the festival. The parking fee is $5 and is part of Lions annual fundraising
  • It is recommended you bring your own SEALED water bottle. There are 6 water stations at the festival where you can get a refill, but cups are also available.We will also have mobile water carriers wandering around the site throughout the day courtesy of ‘Liquid Action’ making sure you stay hydrated!
  • First Aid is available at the event, this is clearly indicated in the Festival Programme
  • Pack sunscreen and a hat! The Cancer Society are also present to provide sunscreen and sun protection
  • Lost property is held at the festival information tent until 5pm, thereafter it will be taken to the Blenheim Police Station – 03 578 5279
  • The event will go ahead rain or shine
  • No beverages (other than water) are allowed to be taken onto the site and will be confiscated and poured away on entry
  • No foods are allowed to be taken on site – unless you have specific dietary requirements and have been granted permission to do so in writing by the Festival Organisers
  • Bags will be searched on entry
  • Large umbrellas and gazebos are not allowed on site, shade will be provided. We do welcome picnic rugs and low chairs
  • You may appear in photos used for publicity
  • Please support our Zero Waste policy
  • Strictly no dogs allowed on site
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