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Ripe – The Wānaka Wine & Food Festival News

Ripe announces the creation of ‘The Quartz Reef Wine Shed’

Quartz Reef have entered into a dream partnership with Ripe and will host the entertainment being held in the woolshed at Corbridge this March 21st. Quartz Reef have the same love of the land that Nadia Lim represents through her nude food and love of using organic foods. Quartz reef wine are a BioGro certified organic and Demeter certified biodynamic winery. The grapes are hand-harvested and vinified with a respectful and non-interventive philosophy.

Bendigo wine region pioneer Rudi Bauer will present a wine tasting of three of his favourite Quartz Reef specialties. Then Cameron Douglas MS will present Swirl, Sniff, Sip. A fun and educational wine tasting where guests will learn exactly what they should be noting when they taste their next wine! Followed by the famous Nadia Lim and a cooking show teaching about the goodness that Central Otago produces and how to make a delicious meal out of it!


Cameron Douglas, MS to join the Grand Central Showcase lineup

One of New Zealand’s biggest names in the wine industry, Master Sommelier Cameron Douglas, will appear as a special guest at the 2021 festival. The Wānaka Wine and Food Festival has secured Douglas, an experienced wine writer, commentator, judge and reviewer, to host a presentation at the inaugural festival

Cameron will be engaging the audience with a fun but educational session on wine tasting before joining the guests tasting a selection of wines he has curated from the festival vendors.


Early Bird and VIP ticket options sold out!

Tickets are proving to be very popular (as expected)! It has taken less than 3 weeks to sell out the Early Bird and VIP tickets to the 2021 edition of Ripe – The Wānaka Wine & Food Festival. If you haven’t got yours yet, we would highly recommend buying one soon to avoid missing out on the event of the year. If you have got yours…..well done!


Nadia Lim Confirmed for the Grand Central Woolshed

Nadia is known by every Kiwi. Celebrity chef, dietician, writer, columnist, business owner – Nadia is a force to be reckoned with and she has truly revolutionised the New Zealand food scene with her business My Food Bag delivering healthy, delicious dinners to thousands of households every single week.

Nadia will join us to hold a one-off cooking demonstration showcasing the best of the Central Otago produce in what’s sure to be a memorable and tasty event.

For tickets to see Nadia please add these to your ticket purchase – numbers are limited so get in quick.


The Jordan Luck Band to headline

The best of the South, the Jordan Luck Band will be keeping us all entertained with hits from The Exponents right up to the latest tunes from the band. Sure to form an awesome back drop to what promises to be a great afternoon.


RIPE – The Wānaka Wine & Food Festival Foundation Vendors

The first fine establishments to feature at RIPE – The Wānaka Wine & Food Festival 2021 are some of the best in the region. Just a sample of the quality to come, more to be announced so keep your eye on the news page for updates.


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