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Festival Hours 10:30am - 6pm, Saturday 11th Feb

What’s on in Marlborough

Marlborough is bursting with gourmet produce, adventure activities and 20% of New Zealand’s coastline. Why not make a weekend of it and enjoy all that Marlborough has to offer!

Friday 10th February 2017

Marlborough Artisan Market

The Marlborough Artisan Market is moving into the CBD - join them in the Forum and in Liz Davidson Square for this Artisan market highlighting the best of Marlborough art, crafts, food and produce. 

Time: 10am - 3.30pm

Twilight Marlborough Sounds Cruise - Marlborough Tour Company

Experience a wonderful Marlborough Sounds dinner cruise at Twilight. Buses will depart Blenheim and head to Picton where guests will board the Marlborough Tour Company Launch Odyssea and cruise into the Marlborough Sounds for an evening of fine wine, delicious cuisine and stunning scenery. To start enjoy fantastic seafood tasting of Regal Salmon and Greenshell mussels, followed by a fabulous dinner on board the boat. For dinner choose from a divine selection of hot meats from the BBQ, Regal Salmon, and fresh salads. (fully licensed bar facilities on board for all beverage purchases.)


16:30 - Coaches depart from Seymour Square Bus Stop, Blenheim CBD
17:00 - Cruise departure from Picton Marina, Wharf #5
21:00 - Cruise arrives back in Picton
21:30 - Coaches arrive back in Blenheim

Tickets: $135 + fees (includes bus transfers, Sounds Cruise and three course dinner - please contact Marlborough Tour Company for more information,

Chefs on Tour 2017

Cloudy Bay Clams in association with Allan Scott Family Winemakers presents an international street food event featuring some of the hottest chefs from around the Pacific rim. Join Karena and Kasey Bird, Mark Southon, Monty Koludrovic, Jeffrey Claudio, Clayton Wells and Morgan McGlone at the Allan Scott Twelve Trees Restaurant on Friday the 10th of February.

100% of the profits generated from the night will go to KidsCan to help kiwi kids in need.

Click here for for more information or to purchase tickets email or phone Allan Scott Wines 03 572 9054

Saturday 11th February 2017

We know where you’ll all be! The #marlwinefest and having a blast! To keep up to date with all the happenings on the day, make sure you follow us on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

Bubbles at Brancott 

The Brancott Estate Heritage Centre offers the perfect way to start this year’s Marlborough Wine Festival, with bubbles and breakfast overlooking the stunning vista of Brancott Vineyard.  Just a stone’s throw from the Festival site, the Brancott Estate Heritage Centre offers a stylish location to kick start the day’s activities, with a delicious bubbly breakfast starting at 9.30am. Bookings are essential.

Saturday 11th February, 9.30am to 11am

180 Brancott Road, RD2, Blenheim
Phone 03 5206975

Sunday 12th February 2017

Wine & Food Wind Down

Relax and unwind at the Wine & Food Wind Down 2017 - a free family friendly festival celebrating the best of Marlborough food, wine & beer set amongst the expansive grounds of The Vines Village, Marlborough on Sunday Feb 12th 2017 from 10am til 5pm.

It's the biggest weekend of the year in Marlborough so unwind after the Marlborough Wine and Food Festival and finish your weekend by savouring amazing wine, craft beer, gourmet food form Arbour, Cloudy Bay Clams and the VVC Gourmet BBQ and chilling to the live music at the Vines Village.

In addition to the food and beverage stalls, there will be live music, outdoor chess & petanque, kid's treasure hunt, model boating, plus plenty of room for the family to explore, taste and relax around the 8 stores and expansive grounds.

Free Entry

Bring along your blanket and deck chair, family and friends and chill on the grass out around the food stalls. See you soon!

For more information, click here.

Marlborough Farmers Market

A Sunday market full of local produce such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, juices and gourmet breakfasts, tarts and pies. Enjoy a delicious coffee and purchase locally grown delights.

Time: 9am-12pm

Corner Alabama and Maxwell Roads, Redwoodtown, Blenheim

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