The Winery Tour is an annual event with shows at wineries throughout the country, from Matakana to Dunedin. This year the artists are Fat Freddy's Drop, The Adults (featuring Jon Toogood, Julia Deans & Shayne Carter), and Anika, Boh and Hollie.
Alana Estate is hosting the winery tour in Martinborough on Saturday 9 February. Gates open at 5pm and the first act is on stage at 6pm. The event closes at 10pm. There will be buses from Wellington; tickets are advertised as being available at www.tranzittours.co.nz (but the event is not live yet). Or there is the usual train and bus combination.
The trip can be done in one day or, if anyone is keen, there is the potential to get a house for the night and enjoy a lazy breakfast in Martinborough the next morning.
TICKET PRICES, FOOD, SEATING ETC......
Tickets purchased on or before 30 November 2012 are $65 plus booking fees; from 1 December they are $75 plus booking fees; and at the gate they are $85. (FYI one child 12 yrs or under gets in free when accompanied by a parent or guardian who has purchased a ticket).
You can bring your own food and sealed bottled water (plastic only). You cannot BYO alcohol as the event is fully licensed, and no glass is allowed to be brought in. There will also be food stalls onsite.
You can bring your own chairs or blanket to sit on. Low or sand chairs are a good option. Foldable chairs will be available for hire.
More info is available at: http://www.winerytour.co.nz/