ripe 2025

The Wanaka wine and food festival 

Presented by forsyth barr

Maude Wine Lounge

Returning to Ripe for it’s second year, The Maude Wine Lounge will host VIP’s in prime view of entertainment and the glorious Lake backdrop.

On top of all standard entry benefits you will receive 1 Maude Methode paired with Oyster canape on entry to the lounge followed by 6 more Walk n Fork style canape’s with an exclusive Maude Wine Bar to keep you hydrated.

Maude Wine Lounge

Wine and Dine With Akarua

The newest VIP experience at Ripe Festival adds a space to relax and enjoy a 4 course meal paired with Akarua Wines.

Tables of 10 will create a feastival space while having prime views of the entertainment on stage.

Quartz Reef Masterclass Centre

Join Rudi Bauer and the team and come to one of 4 unique masterclasses set across the day.

From wine pairing with local chefs to hearing from NZ sommelier of the year 2023.

There will be something for everyone so get yourself a seat at the table.

Brews x Views will be dishing out the hops to keep our beer loving fans happy. One of our two Ripe Bars, we have partnered with the stars at Rhyme x Reason to serve you ice cold beers.

For the Cocktail lovers out there, make your way to the Glendhu Social Club by Scapegrace Distilling Co serving cocktails made with Scapegrace’s handcrafted artisan products.    

meet the makers

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Glendhu Station, Wanaka



22 March, 2025

Ripe is about the passion and energy for the best wine and food of our region and our country.

Join world-class Central Otago Wine and Food producers surrounded by the majestic scenery of Lake Wānaka.

Wine Tastings, Live Music, Demonstrations, Great food, Ripe – The Wānaka Wine & Food Festival has all the ingredients for a memorable day out.

Ripe Festival Wine Packages

Click your favourite bottle to see what discounts we have in store for you…