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Wine & Food Synergy at RIPE

Written by Margo Berryman

Passion and appreciation for fine regional wine and food is the driving force behind RIPE – the Wānaka Wine & Food Festival returning in March 2022 for its second consecutive year.

“RIPE is a one-day event on Saturday March 19 celebrating Central Otago producers and their intimate connection with the land,” says organiser Nathan White. “ It’s an excellent way to bring people together to experience this knowledge and expertise at the same time boosting and supporting the local economy.”

“ We have aligned some incredible local wineries and eateries together to offer tantalising experiences to satisfy everyone’s tastebuds on the day. Bringing communities together around wine and food always results in a great time and there will be some quality musical entertainment to add to the ambience.”

Glendhu Station is the host location which provides an exceptional setting overlooking Lake Wānaka.

“We are so fortunate to be hosting RIPE in this majestic bay with the festival hub positioned to make the most of the beautiful surrounding natural amphitheatre,” says Nathan. “It’s just a ten-minute drive from Wānaka and with the campground next door there are options to stay and make a weekend of it.”

“Tickets are now available online and after the success of our inaugural festival last year we are looking forward to welcoming more people to this year’s event. RIPE appeals to those who enjoy a sophisticated day out in a beautiful location and is an ideal opportunity to bring friends and families together in Wānaka.”

Tickets are available online at www.ripewanaka.nz

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Margo Berryman