North Canterbury Wine & Food Festival

Waipara, North Canterbury

Sun 7th Mar 2021

Glenmark Domain, Waipara

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Ticketing: Public

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Paddock Adjacent to Glenmark Domain
Glenmark Drive
New Zealand

The coolest little wine festival is back!

Good things grown and made here, feasting, dancing and spectacular wine.

A free-range family festival, with fun for all ages. Meet your local producers, as makers and growers from across Canterbury share their skills, while musicians and DJs lay down mellow tunes and foot stompin’ grooves. See you in March for lazy summer good times under the oaks at Glenmark Domain.

2020's festival

Set under the oaks in Glenmark Domain is the coolest little wine festival. North Canterbury Wine & Food Festival 2020 was one to remember.

Over 4,000 of you fine folk hit the road and came out to New Zealand’s most-loved wine and food region for a celebration like no other. You supported the local harvesters, chilled out in our pockets of entertainment, immersed yourselves in conversations with other lovers of local produce and fell completely in love with everything North Canterbury has to offer.


Under 18s

No tickets required. Under 18's are still required to enter through the official entry gate at the festival. We will have plenty for the little ones to do at the festival, including face-painting and a petting zoo.

Sober Driver $19.90

Sober Drivers will be wrist-banded on arrival to the festival and are not permitted to drink any alcohol at the site – but don't worry, Karma Cola has your back with a free beverage! 

The sober driver wristband will still give you access to all the fun – with great food and non-alcoholic drinks available to purchase across the day, as well as entry to all events in the 'Talk Tent' and entertainment!

Super Early Adults $24.90

General Admission Adult tickets include a festival wine tasting glass, entry to all events on the day in the 'Talk Tent' and entertainment throughout the day.

FREE Certified Self Contained Parking for Motorcaravans

Make a weekend of it! (NZMCA Members Only)

Must be NZMCA members, have a self-contained vehicle, and have proof of a NC Wine Festival ticket. Free parking all weekend. 

When can I come?

All vehicle must be Certified Self-Contained and can come in from 4pm on FRIDAY 5 MARCH 2020 and leave by 11am MONDAY 8 MARCH 2020. No booking required.

Where do I go?

Access to paddock is off Glenmark Drive (Waipara, North Canterbury) only. The gate will be well marked, hard to miss!

How much does it cost?

There is no daily charge for parking (FREE), but you must be a festival ticket holder - there are also group ticket prices available.

Can I bring my pets?

We do not encourage pets, if bought they are at owners risk. You will be advised accordingly on your arrival.

Will there be a winemakers presentation? 

There certainly will be! Olive & Simon McGeorge from their winery 'The Winemakers Wife' will speak on Saturday the 6th at 4pm.

Looking forward to see you all in March!