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CHECK OUT THE SNAPS FROM THE 2016 WAIPARA VALLEY WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL

Sunday 6 March 2016   /   Glenmark Domain

 

Thank you so much to each and every one of you 3 000 wonderful people who came along to celebrate
North Canterbury on Sunday 6 March under the oaks. 

From the wine & food, to the weather, entertainment, bunting, pony rides and more...
We really couldn't have asked for a better day or a better crowd - so thanks a bunch.

 

PHOTOS COURTESY OF NAYHAUSS

 



The 2016 Festival

Thanks to the 3,000 lovely folk that attended the 2016 Waipara Valley Wine & Food Festival on Sunday 6 March.

Stay tuned later this year for updates on the 2017 festival. 

Below are details on what the festival had in-store this year.... 


Food
 

North Canterbury food will be in abundance at the Festival. Stalls from local producers, regional and Christchurch chefs and restaurants will be there to offer delicious fresh, local food that you can match with your wines. 

FOOD PRODUCERS HOSTING STALLS AT THE FESTIVAL ARE:
 

Celebration of Canterbury Vegetables by Alex Davies
Organic Canterbury vegetables, five ways - created with fresh produce from a market garden in Swannanoa & olive oil from Akaroa. 

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Jonny Schwass & the Charcoal Relief Unit
Charcoal Roasted Pulled Pork | Bourbon BBQ Sauce | Steamed Pretzel Bu

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Cakes By Anna
X  Grizzly Bagels

A variety of cakes showcasing seasonal produce & locally made ingredients and artisan products. 

Plus, bagel sandwiches hot off the grill + freshly filled donuts.

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Horse Shack Food
Manuka smoked and slow-cooked gourmet street food. 

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Hummingbird Coffee
Delicious Hummingbird coffee and Cookie Time cookies. 

Morrison & Co Charcuterie
Duck liver parfait w grape + verjuice reduction and hazelnut praline
OR - Pistachio terrine.
(both served w crusty bread)

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Cannon Hill Gourmet
Kebabs and falafels, salads, toasted breads with chicken liver pate & hummus, desserts.

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Foraged Fare by
Mel Wright

Delicious Sorbets and Gelatos (and preserves!) all made from foraged fruit. 

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Lovat Downs Venison

Venison pita pockets, burgers, sausages and the 'tender bambi sammie' - all made w diced venison, onion & plum sauce

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The Whitebait People
Westcoast whitebait patties, pan-fried salads or omelettes and pāua patties.

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Coq au van
Succulent chicken, pork belly, french fries with garlic aioli, fresh salads and french burgers.

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Mt Grey Cheese
Blue, camembert, brie & washed rind cheeses and breads. 
 

Roots Restaurant
Confit duck tacos with a corn and leeks salsa, plus condiments.

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The Four Skinz
Continental & Cook 'n' With Gas serving up pulled pork rolls and salads.

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Crazy Mixed-Up Ice Creams
Create your own ice-cream sundaes! You pick, we mix. Try our Fruzo slushies!

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Richard Till's Real Kitchen
Giant Paella Pan - loaded with prawns, chorizo, chicken, monkfish, peppers, lemon, herbs.

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Fritz Wieners
Bratwurst sausages in freshly baked baguette buns with onions and sauerkraut.

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Ozone Coffee
Ozone Coffee's outstanding Empire Blend, made exactly for you, plus Cookie Time cookies and other drinks.

 

 

WAIPARA FARMERS’ MARKET WILL BE THERE WITH THEIR
LOCAL PRODUCE TO TASTE ON THE DAY OR TAKE HOME.

 

Wine
 

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.
 

 

 

The WINE & BEER producers hosting stalls at the Festival are:

 

Alan McCorkindale

Ataahua Wines

Black Estate

Bellbird Spring

Bishops Head

Brew Moon

Cheviot Vineyard

Dallington Downs

Fancrest Estate

Fiddler's Green Wines

Georges Road Wines

Greystone Wines

Harris Estate

Main Divide

Mon Cheval Wines

Mt. Beautiful Wines

Mount Brown Estates

Muddy Water

The Old Glenmark Vicarage

Pegasus Bay

Sherwood Estate Wines

Silver Wing Wines

Terrace Edge

The Boneline

The Crater Rim

The 3rd Man

Tongue in Groove

Torlesse Wines

Waipara Hills

Waipara Springs

 

Talks

CONVERSATIONZ

 
 
 

Lincoln University is bringing the ConversatioNZ tent to the festival which will host discussions by duos made up of some of the best wine producers of the region, matched with chefs and food producers.

ConversatioNZ is a movement initiated by chefs and people in the food industry with the aim of highlighting the quality and vast array of edible resources available in New Zealand. 

All are welcome to attend the 20 – 30 minute talks during the festival on a first in basis.  If you get a seat – you may get a sample. If you don’t – hang outside to listen to these dynamic duos talk about our food and wine landscape.
 

 

Tunes
 
 
 

Pockets of music will be scattered around the picturesque setting of Glenmark Domain, including the Musician's Stage with jazz, folk, and singer/songwriter vibes including 'One Man Skiffle Machine' L'ill Chuck, singer songwriter Reb Fountain, Jed Parsons & Josh Logan and local legend Lindon Puffin.

Then there's the RDU station with DJ's spinning Sunday tunes and the four-piece Kitchen Collective band to finish. Oh yeah!
 

 

Kids

 

 

Bring the kids! We welcome your little ones with open arms. The picnic areas and music can be enjoyed by all of the family. There will also be a special kids space with a bouncy castle, pony rides, face painting, Crazy Mixed Up Ice Creams, as well as some hilarious kid-friendly entertainment.

 
 

Getting There

Waipara Valley Wine & Food Festival is set under the picturesque oak trees of the Glenmark Domain (corner of Church Road & Glenmark Drive), Waipara Valley, North Canterbury - just 45 minutes drive north of Christchurch.

The festival begins at 10.30am and finishes 5.00pm. 

 

DRIVING THERE

Take SH1 to Amberley.  Drive north on SH1 a further 10 minutes. Turn left at the Hamner Springs turn off (Waipara Flat Rd), followed by a quick right into Glenmark Drive. Follow Glenmark Dr through the Waipara Township. Glenmark Domain is 300m north of Waipara Township on your right, on the corner of Glenmark Dr & Church Rd.


PLEASE NOTE: There is a discounted ticket option available for Sober Drivers. See Tickets for more information.

 

BUS

CHRISTCHURCH
TO WAIPARA

Bus transport is available to and
from the Festival from Christchurch thanks to Discovery Travel...

Adult - $30
Child - $18

TO BOOK NOW OR FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE GO TO:
www.discoverytravel.co.nz

All prices are return fares, Christchurch to Waipara.

 

BUs

RANGIORA
TO WAIPARA

Bus transport is available to and
from the Festival from Rangiora
thanks to Torlesse Travel...

Adult - $25

TO BOOK NOW OR FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE EMAIL:
torlesse.rangiora@xtra.co.nz

All prices are return fares, Rangiora to Waipara.

 

BUS

HANMER
TO WAIPARA

Bus transport is available to and from the Festival from Hanmer Springs thanks to Hanmer Adventure...

Adult - $35

TO BOOK NOW OR FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE EMAIL: 
info@hanmeradventure.co.nz 

All prices are return fares, Hanmer to Waipara

 

Where to Stay
 
 

You can stay in the Waipara township, Amberley or anywhere close by in the Waipara region. B&B’s, lodges, Motels and backpackers or camping ground options can be found at
Visit Hurunui.

 
 
 

There is also a lot of accomodation in Hanmer Springs, one hour north of Waipara. It has an enormous range of accomodation on offer, from luxurious 5-star plus retreat to a cost-efficient, self-catering place to call home.

 
 

Supporters

A huge thank you to these generous businesses who made the
2016 Waipara Valley Wine & Food Festival possible...

Legends.

 

Contact

For any general festival enquiries, please email waiparawff@gmail.com.

 

Details of for the 2017 festival will be released later this year... 

Don't miss any updates by following Waipara Valley Wine & Food Festival on Facebook and Instagram now.