Ripe, the Wanaka Wine and Food festival, is set to make a triumphant return to Glendhu Bay on March 23, 2024, featuring an exceptional blend of wine, food, and entertainment.
The internationally acclaimed eight-piece band, The Black Seeds, will take center stage, headlining the event which is now in its third year. Nestled against the breathtaking backdrop of Lake Wānaka and surrounding mountains, Ripe has become a flagship celebration of Central Otago's premium wine and food producers.
Event Director Nathan White promises a grand affair, boasting premium wineries like Akarua, Carrick, and Misha’s Vineyard, alongside delicious catering to match, such as Hook - Lake to Plate and Dripping Bowl, both from Wanaka. The festival's presenting partner, Forsyth Barr Wānaka, expresses pride in Ripe's growth into a major annual attraction for both locals and national visitors.
Anticipated highlights for the 2024 edition include a diverse music lineup, a VIP Maude Wine Lounge, an exclusive Wine and Dine experience with Akarua, a Quartz Reef Wines Showcase with renowned sommeliers, and the Glendhu Social Club by Scapegrace Distilling CO offering artisan cocktails. Additionally, Brews x Views by Rhyme x Reason will serve locally brewed craft beer.
Ripe 2024 promises an unforgettable experience. Festival-goers can also enjoy accommodation at the iconic Glendhu Bay lakefront holiday park, emphasizing the event's allure for both visitors and locals alike. Tickets are selling fast, the event is set to sell-out so get in while you can at www.ripewanaka.nz
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