Anyone planning a visit to New Zealand might want to match their dates to Toast Martinborough 2018 - an iconic wine, food and music celebration with a relaxed vibe held in the wine village of Martinborough.
Toast Martinborough general manager Anna Nielson said the 27th edition of the event, to be held on Sunday, November 18, will be one of the best yet.
“Good wine is always in vogue and Toast 2018 is no exception," Nielsen said. "This year nine vineyard sites will team up with some of the best chefs in the business to offer wine and food matches of unrivaled flavour and sophistication, all of which will be supported by a collection of musicians guaranteed to have everyone singing, dancing and laughing."
Martinborough, located just over an hour's drive or train ride from New Zealand capital Wellington in the Wairarapa region, is home to over 20 boutique vineyards all located a short walk or cycle from each other.
A key part of Toast's appeal is the multi-site celebration allowing festival-goers to easily walk or ride on the free shuttles operating between each vineyard.
“Whatever the destination, a warm welcome and a glass of something delicious awaits,” Nielson says.
Like last year, this year's festival will see festival-goers issued with a shatterproof stemless wineglass and a cashless wristband payment system. They will also have access to the Toast Martinborough app – a one-stop-shop for all essential information – and be greeted by “Toast Hosts”.
Group bookings (for six or more) are $75 a ticket, (plus Ticketek fees) on sale now through www.Ticketek.co.nz.