Hops & vines
We will have some of New Zealand’s finest wines, beers and ciders to enjoy and match with the delicious variety of seafood on offer. There are plenty of delicious non-alcoholic drinks available too.
We will host eight wineries at the Festival, offering a variety of their fine wines to complement the food. Pair the wine varieties with the range of dishes you’ll taste on the day.
If it’s a cool refreshing beer you are looking for on the day we’ll have a variety of lagers, pilsners, pale ales and hazy ales from some excellent brewers. Enjoy matching the variety of beer with the food on offer.
Te Kano Estate
Committed to rejuvenating the land and a sustainable future through re-planting and excellent stewardship, Te Kano Estate is creating enduring sensory wine and lifestyle experiences which could come from nowhere else but Central Otago. Te Kano (Māori for seed), is for those who appreciate the rarest combination of layered elegance and sublime natural quality. For more info, please visit www.tekanoestate.com
OTU Estate – Wild Coast Wines
Our wild, sea swept OTU Estate is set at the edge of the Southern Ocean – where the ancient Otuwhero River runs through the lower Awatere Valley, of Marlborough New Zealand.
Stonier, drier, cooler and windier than Marlborough’s main valley, the Awatere’s hilly, rough coastal terrain conspires to produce distinctive, intensely vibrant wines on our OTU Estate.
Our wines are bold and vibrant because our vines hang off the coastal edge, taking the brunt of the wild coastal winds that weather the south coast of Marlborough NZ. Our vines work hard. And all that hard work and hot sunshine goes into the grapes – meaning our Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir grapes are juicier, fatter and more vibrant in flavour. Come taste the intensity of OTU Estate Wild Coast Wines.
Volcanic Hills Wine Estate
Volcanic Hills make wine in a boutique winery in Rotorua, selecting grapes from the best wine growing areas in New Zealand. With an unpretentious style, tastings are focussed on your enjoyment of wine.
Buy direct online or visit the Tasting Room at Skyline Rotorua to enjoy delicious wine with panoramic views.
Find out more: www.volcanichills.co.nz
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Millsreef Vineyard and Leveret Estate
This year has seen Mills Reef Winery team up with Leveret Estate at their site in Katikati. We will have both wineries operating at separate sites to show off the distinct wine styles each brand has to offer.
Since the last big event in Whitianga we have had 2 superstar vintages, which means the wines we have on offer are better than ever!
We look forward to seeing you all there!!
From grape to glass. Award winning wines!
Te Whai Bay Wines
We are a privately owned boutique vineyard nestled in the foothills of the Brynderwyn range in Mangawhai . Our vineyard is situated on a hillside terrace in a valley described as Northland’s Tuscanny.
We produce handcrafted high quality wines in limited quantities. Our unique range of wines include: Chardonnay, Rose, Merlot, Chambourcin , Syrah and Pinot Gris.
Terry McCashin began making the Mac’s naturally brewed beer in 1981 at the old Rochdale cider factory in Nelson. Today, even though Terry’s moved on, we remain determined to keep his combination of quality and ingenuity alive. Why? Mostly because we think the rest of the world is starting to see things our way. These days, people want more variety in their beer. They’re looking for a quality experience with an emphasis on natural processes and real craftmanship. We have one goal and one goal only – making magnificent beer!
For more information and to see our full range of beer, cider and seltzers, head over to macs.co.nz.
Blue Fridge Brewery
It’s a story of blood, sweat and beers that began in 2015. Based in the Coromandel coastal village of Kuaotunu, the business is the passion project of Adam Coleman-Smith.
Blue Fridge Brewery stays true to its roots by minimising its environmental footprint, using quality local ingredients, selling locally, reducing waste by giving our spent grain to animals and cleaning both equipment and brewery with eco-friendly products.
Their well-balanced, ultra-drinkable beers cater to different tastes, but they’re all made with heart.
Check them out bluefridgebrewery.co.nz
Since 1925, Corona has been encouraging beer drinkers to enjoy the beach, the surf and sunsets. To share time with mates in a place where the pace is slower, the vibe more relaxed, and life’s simple pleasures all the more enjoyable.
Our philosophy has been embraced around the world in over 180 countries, including here in Whitianga. Our refreshing flavour, complimented with a lime in the iconic clear bottle, is best consumed as the sun sets on a day in the Coromandel.
Corona is more than just a beer; it’s a lifestyle.
Hot Water Brewing Co.
Hot Water Brewing Co. is a family-owned Coromandel brewery, with a brew bar located in Whenuakite. Focusing on craft beer, each brew is handcrafted on site before being packaged and sent to our local customers. With multiple brews on offer and online sales available, it’s never been easier to get your hands on our beers!