Wine Festival The Marlborough Wine & Food Festival 2012 celebrates its 29th year

New Zealand’s original and longest-running wine and food event will be held in the heart of Marlborough’s celebrated wine region on
Saturday, 11 February 2012.

We’re giving you the chance to WIN a double pass package deal which includes festival tickets, accommodation for 10 - 11 February and a Thrifty car rental, valued at $800!

The iconic Marlborough Wine & Food Festival has a history of featuring New Zealand’s greatest talent, alongside the award-winning wines and food produced in the region. The February 2012 event will be no exception, with legendary Kiwi band Hello Sailor performing for the first time in the history of the festival as well as the ever-popular Dane Rumble and Tahuna Breaks, who are set to deliver some amazing performances.Marlborough Vinters Hotel

Over 60 wineries will take part in the Marlborough Wine & Food Festival, providing visitors with a wonderful selection of Marlborough’s world-famous wines, all in one stunning location. Another highlight of the annual event is the fantastic cuisine and impressive local produce on offer. There will be over 30 food stalls preparing some exquisite dishes to accompany the wine and also showcase the abundance of wonderful produce we have right on our doorstep.

The Marlborough Wine & Food Festival is a celebration of Marlborough wine, food and New Zealand’s iconic and emerging musical talent, and will be held at the historic Brancott Estate – Marlborough’s oldest vineyard. This internationally renowned event is not to be missed.

You’ll stay at... Marlborough Vintners Hotel

Situated in the heart of Marlborough’s renowned wine region, Marlborough Vintners Hotel offers 16 vineyard suites set in six acres of grounds with views of Marlborough’s vineyards and furnished with luxury in mind. Our tranquil boutique vineyard accommodation and fine evening dining restaurant will compliment your Marlborough experience through modern cuisine and hand-selected local and international wines. Marlborough Vintners Hotel is the perfect base to explore the Marlborough region.

Marlborough Vinters Hotel

You’ll travel with... Thrifty Car Rentals

There’s so much to see and do in New Zealand and what better way to do it than by travelling in a Thrifty rental car? If you’re after convenience, Thrifty has New Zealand covered and all the roads in between. Simply pick up the vehicle from one of their 30 airport, city and ferry locations nationwide and they’ll have you on the road in no time.

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Tickets are now available from TicketDirect, on, phone 0800 224 224 and through the Blenheim i-Site.

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