Win a VIP double pass to the Wellington Wine and Food Festival

by Joanna on March 11, 2015

food and wine festival 20-22 MarchWellington is a city overflowing with good restaurants and fine drops to drink. It seems ridiculous that we haven’t had our own day-of-food-and-wine-and-oh-okay-fine-beer yet. Luckily, that’s about to change with the cunningly named Wellington Food and Wine Festival.

The Festival brings together the best of local food, wine, beverages and restaurants, outdoors on the waterfront in the sun, accompanied by great music, fun and friends.

We’re excited by the list of vendors including our beloved La Boca Loca and subject of a recent post The Chippery. Amongst the others are various representatives of the Trinity Group (El Horno, St John’s, the Old Bailey) and the Nourish Group (Shed 5, Pravda and the Crab Shack). I guess it may be easier for large businesses to take a gamble on something new, and for that, we must salute them. There’s also a couple of contestants from My Kitchen Rules fronting up, including Heather and Aaron (yay!) and Dai and Dal (boo (I’m sure they’re lovely, but they weren’t who I was cheering for when I watched)).

Beer drinkers are catered for with Black Dog and Tuatara, while happily the wine selection included pretty much my favourite Martinborough vineyard Margrain (no word yet on whether or not they’ll have their famous tasting notes which once described a rose as being as soft as cuddling a panda’s belly).

There are four seperate sessions stretching from the Friday evening to the Sunday afternoon, so pick one that best matches your schedule. Earlybird tickets are on sale until March 15 for $29.95, so get in quick.

Or even better, WIN a pair of VIP tickets from us. Just leave us a comment below telling us what kind of festival you’d like Wellington to have next. We’ll draw one person at random and notify you at lunchtime on the 15th so if you don’t win, you’ll still have time to get your tickets at earlybird price.  Hurrah!

Anna March 11, 2015 at 1:36 pm

Beard and Beer Festival please, with designated beard-perving areas.

Polly March 11, 2015 at 1:36 pm

A smush-face cat festival. I hear they are all the rage these days.

Carmen March 11, 2015 at 1:46 pm

food, food, more glorious food festival!

Emma Porter March 11, 2015 at 1:51 pm

A caffeine festival. Celebrating all things caffeinated

Georgia March 11, 2015 at 1:55 pm

Caffeination is happening next weekend!

Georgia March 11, 2015 at 1:54 pm

The capital desperately needs a cheese festival.

dani March 11, 2015 at 1:55 pm

brunch fest!!! 😀

Marie March 11, 2015 at 1:58 pm

A festival of books and food – with local eateries putting on meals/drinks inspired by local writers.

DeepRed March 11, 2015 at 2:06 pm

Simple. Bring back the Cuba Carnival.

Failing that, some kind of tech fest.

Amy March 11, 2015 at 2:18 pm

I am loving the kids arts festival. A few more free events and I would be a happy Wellingtonian.

Annette March 11, 2015 at 2:36 pm

Craft beer with food pairing. Or wild food festival

Maz March 11, 2015 at 4:14 pm

I’m down with the cheese festival idea. Even better what about a burger festival, we make pretty good burgers in NZ & there would be such variety

Boganette March 11, 2015 at 4:19 pm

Cheesecake and trifle 5eva Festival pls.

Michelle Strand March 11, 2015 at 6:56 pm

Be great to have a writers, artists and drinkers festival.

Jessica Zanetti March 11, 2015 at 8:09 pm

I would love Wellington to host a cultural night festival similar to the one in Copenhagen.

Clea Matthews March 11, 2015 at 8:33 pm

A boogie boarding festival!

FIONA STODART March 11, 2015 at 9:06 pm

An International Food festival, with cultural performances throughout the festival. NZ is such a multi cultural country it would be great to be able to have a festival that we can easily access, experience and share that diversity.

Becky March 12, 2015 at 8:04 am

A bacon festival

SurlyMermaid March 12, 2015 at 8:51 am

a breakfast and brunch festival. undisputably the best food groups, what’s not to love?

Allison Hess March 12, 2015 at 1:59 pm


Megan March 12, 2015 at 4:05 pm

I would love an ice cream festival!

Mike Scrivener March 12, 2015 at 7:46 pm

The Great Wellington Blues Festival

Brian Porter March 12, 2015 at 9:20 pm

I would love to see an outdoor Jazz Festival featuring some international talent. Lots of Bass, Lots of Sax and a Smooth Groove. Some good food and beverages to top it all off.

Aida March 12, 2015 at 10:37 pm

Pizza festival !

Kristina March 13, 2015 at 9:34 am

A festival similar to Holi–a real celebration of colour!

Jess March 13, 2015 at 10:00 am

A Cheese and Dessert festival – I’d buy tickets in a heartbeat

Emma March 13, 2015 at 11:42 am

International festival with many foods

Kash Hydroo March 13, 2015 at 1:15 pm

How about “lovers” festival?
I believe you guys can add many features in like contest, couples game, foods, gifts, diy ideas…

Marg March 13, 2015 at 1:34 pm

A beer, wine and CHEESE festival please 🙂

William Fussey March 13, 2015 at 4:17 pm

Football (soccer) and literature festival!

Nat March 13, 2015 at 6:49 pm

Books! Also wine

Lauren March 14, 2015 at 8:57 pm

Running of the Sheep Festival

Michelle March 14, 2015 at 8:59 pm

Wellington Wind Festival

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