Your 2016 Cromwell Wine and Food Festival Survival Guide
The Cromwell Wine and Food Festival is being held in McNulty’s Garden in the Old Cromwell Heritage Precinct on Saturday the 2nd January from 3pm -8pm. If you are a foodie fanatic or lover of vino, this is the event for you. Forget the lycra and cycles brigade! This event is all about dusting off your picnic blanket and sun umbrella and settling in for a good dose of gastronomic happiness. In order to gain full enjoyment from your Festival experience, once you have paid your $15 entry fee and acquired your complimentary wine glass it is important that you scrutinise the event map. Over a dozen of Cromwell’s best boutique vineyards will be there and some don’t have a cellar door. So, this is your annual opportunity to sample the best of Central Otago’s distinctive Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and other speciality wines.
Each winery has its own story to tell, some have been around for decades while others are still in their infancy. Some have branched out into different beverages such as port or liquor and some producers have even achieved Biogro Organic NZ certification. The new addition to the line-up this year is the team from Scott Base who have recently re-opened their tasting room Space @ The Base.
Foodie purists will not be disappointed with the range of edible delights on offer. You will be able to find everything from café food and professionally poured coffee to sushi and pita bread. The littlest members of the community can have an ice cream from Mr Whippy and enjoy their own face painting experience.
If you haven’t already, it’s definitely time to find your picnic chairs, blanket and sun umbrella and get your tribe ready for this year’s Cromwell Wine and Food Festival on the 2nd of January. For more information, go to www.cormwell.org.nz/events.