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Ripe for Taste

The Wānaka Wine and Food Festival, Ripe, returns to the shores of Lake Wānaka in March 2023.

The event is being held within the stunning natural setting of Glendu Station, just ten minutes’ drive from Wānaka township in Glendu Bay and event organiser Nathan White says it is the ideal location for a relaxing and fun day out.

“The festival is returning after Covid-19 restrictions forced the postponement of the 2022 event. We know many locals and visitors are hanging out to come and enjoy everything that will be on offer in this majestic mountain and lake location.”

As Central Otago’s marquee wine and food event Ripe will showcase an exceptional line-up of premium regional wine and food suppliers.

“Ripe truly is a celebration of the wine and food that is produced locally and some first-rate wineries will be pouring wines on the day including Akarua, Quartz Reef, Amisfield, Cloudy Bay, Gibbston Valley, Maude Wines, Mischa’s Vineyard and Valli – the list goes on.”

Nathan says live music will keep festival goers entertained throughout the day and VIP guests will deliver master classes in the onsite Quartz Reef Masterclass Marquee.

Bob Campbell MW

“I’m really looking forward to soaking up the knowledge and expertise of our masterclass hosts Joelle Thomson and Bob Campbell MW along with a cooking demonstration by Christchurch based best-selling authors Two Raw Sisters. The Maude VIP tent will provide some extra pampering with complimentary Maude wine served throughout the day along with some delicious canapes by The Platter Share.”

The festival is scheduled for Saturday March 18 with VIP and general admission tickets available for pre-purchase online at