This was a beautiful sunny day to mark the end of summer. With nearly 20 vineyards represented there were plenty of options, some were new to me. We arrived shortly after the gates opened and found a spot in the shade. The venue, Te Motu’s Airstrip, looked small when we arrived, but they managed to pack hundreds of people into the space. The venue was bookended by stages where musicians took turns throughout the day. There were large tents set up for relief from the sun. The recent rain meant a muddy ground and the bales of hay meant to provide seating were broken down and spread on the wettest areas.
The festival alone was very nice, but the group of people we were with made for a fantastic day out with good conversation and heaps of laughs.
Date: 1 April 2017
Travel with: Allen, Suzanne, Lisa, Rupert + 1
Weather: 70°F & sunny
Accommodation: n/a This was a day trip.
- Waiheke Vintage Festival (aka Waiheke Wine & Food Festival)
Food & Drink:
- Waiheke Wine & Food Festival including wines from Awaroa, Batch, Cable Bay, Frenchmans Hill Estate, Goldie Wines, Kennedy Point, Man O War, Miro, Mudbrick, Obsidian, Passage Rock, Peacock Sky, Postage Stamp, Stonyridge, Tantalus, Te Motu, Wild on Waiheke and Woodside Hill
- Food & restaurants at the festival include Urban Escargot, South American Oven, Langos, Babickas Table, Little Island Gelato, Timmy Smith Herbal Teas, Timbuktu Delicatessen, Rangihoua Estate Olive Oil, Jenny’s Chutneys, Marg’s Pates and Ruby’s Coffee Cart
Transportation: Fullers Ferry Queen’s Wharf to/from Matiatia. Event shuttles provided between ferry terminal and festival at Te Motu Airfield.