The Ultimate Wine and Wine Festival Returns to Wanaka for 2024


The Ultimate Wine and Wine Festival Returns to Wanaka for 2024
Get ready for a gastronomic and musical extravaganza as the Wanaka Wine and Food Festival, RIPE 2024, returns to the picturesque Glendhu Bay on March 23.

This year’s festival promises an unparalleled experience with 25 wine and 15 food vendors, ensuring a diverse array of flavours and aromas to tantalise your taste buds.

Apart from the incredible wine on offer, one of the festival’s standout features is it’s stellar music lineup. The festival will be headlined by the renowned reggae-soul band, The Black Seeds. Their infectious beats and soulful tunes will set the perfect backdrop for a day filled with culinary delights.

For those seeking an elevated experience, the Maude Wine Lounge awaits as the VIP area, offering an exclusive welcome drink, four walk-and-fork style canapés, and a private wine bar. Indulge in luxury with the Wine and Dine with Akarua VIP experience, featuring canapés on arrival followed by a sumptuous three-course sit-down meal, perfectly complemented by matching Akarua wines.

Wine enthusiasts will not want to miss the Quartz Reef Wines Showcase, featuring masterclasses with three of New Zealand’s leading female sommeliers. 

For cocktail aficionados, the Glendhu Social Club by Scapegrace Distilling CO is a must-visit. This exclusive Cocktail Bar will be serving up handcrafted cocktails made with Scapegrace’s artisan products, adding a touch of sophistication to your festival experience.

Beer lovers, fear not! Brews x Views by Rhyme x Reason is here to satisfy your craft beer cravings, showcasing RxR’s popular range of locally brewed craft beers against the stunning backdrop of Glendhu Bay.

Whether you’re a wine connoisseur, a foodie, a music enthusiast, or someone seeking a premium VIP experience, RIPE 2024 has something for everyone. Mark your calendars for March 23 and visit Glendhu Bay for a day of exquisite tastes, delightful sounds, and unforgettable moments.

Festival tickets on sale now from 


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