With the cancellation of many major wine events due to COVID-19, Feast Marlborough has announced it is working alongside venues, food producers, event organisers to develop a series of food and beverage events during February and March.

One of the events confirmed is the first ever South Island Cheese Festival being held on Waitangi day ( Saturday 6th February) at Clos Henri Vineyard.

Guests can enjoy cheese, wine and other local products – or make up their own picnics to eat amongst the vines, while listening to live music.

Other events include:

The Marlborough Beer and Food Festival
Outdoor Movie Nights
Summer Dinner Cruises in the Marlborough Sounds
Winery Music Sessions
The Summer Vines Festival
Vinyl in the Vines
Long lunches amongst the vines and more.

“There’s going to be something for everyone – and lots to attract visitors from around New Zealand too,” says Feast Marlborough Chair, Fiona Fenwick.

Feast Marlborough is calling on all venues and food and beverage related businesses to create unique offerings and collaborate with other local suppliers to develop something that locals and visitors will not only support in numbers, but also receive a great experience.

The events can be big or small – but whatever they are, they will be included in the summer events calendar which will then be promoted by Marlborough District Council and Destination Marlborough as well as through Feast Marlborough.

All events, when confirmed, are listed on marlboroughnz.com/events/

Further information for venues wishing to participate, email [email protected] 

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