Waiheke Island was voted one of the world’s Top 20 islands by Condé Nast Traveller in 2016, and included on Lonely Planet’s list of top 10 travel regions in 2015. It’s wine lovers dream come true and this Saturday is the perfect time to head over to the “island of wine” in the Hauraki Gulf for a festival bonanza.
The Fullers Waiheke Wine & Food Festival Day is on Saturday April 1st celebrating boutique wines and food to match. Meet award-winning winemakers and passionate foodies. It’s a unique opportunity to taste wines from 18 different Waiheke Island vineyards in one location at the Te Motu “The Airstrip”.
An unmissable summer’s day out on Waiheke Island, taste boutique Waiheke wines and artisan food in one location, while basking in the sounds of some top live music.
Enjoy gourmet food and wine with a live soundtrack of musicians:
11am to 12pm Rikki Morris and Chet O’Connell
12pm to 2pm Tami Neilson
2pm to 4pm The Peter Urlich Swingin’ Sextet
4pm to 5pm Aaron Carpenter & the Revelators.
Award-winning vineyards who will serve their hand crafted wines are; Awaroa, Batch, Cable Bay, Frenchmans Hill Estate, Goldie Wines, Kennedy Point, Man O War, Miro, Mudbrick, Obsidian, Passage Rock, Peacock Sky, Postage Stamp, Stonyridge, Tantalus, Te Motu, Wild on Waiheke and Woodside Hill.
There will be a tempting and tasty line-up of artisan food vendors including Te Motu, Dragon Fired pizza, Urban Escargot, South American Oven, Shima Sushi, Babikas Table, langos and Rangihoua Estate olive oil.
Here is the nitty-gritty:
- What: Fullers Waiheke Wine & Food Festival
- When: 1 April 2017, 11am to 5:30pm
- Where: Te Motu “The Airstrip”, 78 Onetangi Rd, Waiheke Island
- Tickets: Purchase them here!
Buses will run from the car and passenger ferries to Te Motu “The Airstrip” and return. The ticket price includes the ferry, bus, a wine glass, lanyard, festival booklet and a glass of wine on arrival.
Get ready now with our Waiheke Island Winery Guide!