SAINT CLAIR HALF MARATHON - THIS COULD BE YOU!

 

 

 

 

 

NELMAC GARDEN MARLBOROUGH - GARDEN FESTIVAL 

The Event 2017 - 9th - 12 November 2017 

The Event 2016 - is now over - 3rd - 6th November 2016

Nelmac Garden Marlborough, the nationally renowned garden festival, was dreamt up by gardeners for gardeners. A celebration of Marlborough's stunning landscape, it showcases the very best the region has to offer with garden tours, garden themed workshops and social events. The full-day and half-day garden tours encompass everything from compact designer gardens in the heart of town to breath-taking country estates. Take the opportunity to brush up on your skills and horticultural knowledge by learning from New Zealand and international experts, led this year by British sculptor Rupert Till. Mingle with like-minded gardeners and our guest speakers at the Urban Garden Party held in the centre of Blenheim.

The festival culminates with the Stihl Shop Garden Fête held in the picturesque Seymour Square, with over 200 stall holders offering the very best New Zealand produce. Entrance to the Fête is free so bring the family and enjoy a full day's entertainment.

With the stunning Marlborough Sounds on its doorstep, rugged mountain ranges, fertile plains and world class Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough has a lot to offer – grat if you can stay for the whole weekend, or longer! This year New Zealand’s premier garden event ran from 3-6th of November. 

CHOOSE YOUR TOUR:

  • East Coast and Awatere Valley Tour
  • Wairau Tour
  • Urban Tour
  • Along Spring Creek Tour
  • Across the Plains Tour
  • Christmas Tour
  • Queen Charlotte Sound Experience Tour

    PLEASE VISIT:

http://www.gardenstovisit.co.nz/events/nelmac-garden-marlborough.aspx 

 

 

SAINT CLAIR HALF MARATHON 

The Event - 13th May 2017

Pluck up your courage, rally your besties and prepare to get off the beaten-track for an unforgettable weekend of challenge and reward in the world-class wine region of Marlborough.

The Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon winds its way through the autumn vineyards of iconic wineries such as Saint Clair Family Estate, Wairau River, Stoneleigh and Cloudy Bay. With tempting treats from local producers, live entertainment and friendly locals, every twist and turn has been designed to amaze and delight and help you reach the finish line with a smile. And when you get there, you can celebrate your achievement with a trophy bottle of Saint Clair Family Estate wine, and relax with live music and gourmet Marlborough delights.

  

Registration

Registration will be held at the Marlborough Convention Centre on Alfred St in Blenheim
Friday 12 May 2017, from 10am to 9pm.

PLEASE VISIT FOR MORE INFORMATION:

http://vineyardhalf.com/event-info/ 

 

FORREST GRAPERIDE 

The Event - 4th March 2017

The award winning Forrest GrapeRide is the largest and most popular cycling event in the South Island of New Zealand. 
Set in the heart of the world renowned wine growing region of Marlborough, it starts and finishes at the award winning winery of Forrest Wines, Renwick. 
The standard 101km course is a ride through what can only be described as a picture postcard of some of New Zealand's most beautiful scenery. Many believe it to be the nicest 100 plus kilometre course in the world with almost 40km winding through the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. New for 2016 is the 'Doctors Rest Clinic' which is stopping at the half way mark at Momorangi Bay. Click here for more details.
There is the shorter 42km 'Taster' course right up to the 202km 'Magnum' to choose from with multiple innovative categories within those distances. 
Once riders have completed their ride of choice, it is a case of sitting back and enjoying watching the 100 grape crushing virgins do their stomping of 3 tonne of pinot noir grapes in the huge oat vat or simply sample the various food and wine options as the event builds up to the final prize giving ceremony. 
This event has a real focus on fun, fitness, friends and family. 

 

NEW CATEGORIES!

 

'The Doctors Rest Clinic' was such big hit at 2016  event that it will again be offered to all those riders who want to stop at the half way mark (54km), that just happens to be the beautiful Momorangi Bay and rest their weary bodies. You will be able to take on a coffee, tea, water, muffin and other sources of energy to revive you for the ride back to the venue.  The clock will stop for you you get to Momarangi Bay and won't start again till you get back on your bike to finish the remaining 50km! This will be limited to 150 riders.

PLEASE VISIT HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION:

http://www.graperide.co.nz/

 

  

WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL 

The Event - 11th February 2017 

The Marlborough Wine & Food Festival is New Zealand’s original and longest running wine festival held in a world-renowned wine producing region.  Festival goers will get the opportunity to sample a unique selection of world-class wines and delicious local cuisine all in the heart of one of Marlborough’s oldest and most picturesque vineyards – Brancott Vineyard.

 

For the wine aficionados there are two wine tutorials from the region’s leading winemakers and for the budding fashionistas the very popular Fashion in the Vines competitions. The very successful Culinary Pavilion will yet again host a bevvy of celebrity chef and cooking demonstrations for the most discerning foodies. Day long kiwi entertainment cap this unique vineyard festival.  10:30 am - 6:00 pm

New Zealand's original and longest running wine festival

 

SUPERGROOVE TO ENTERTAIN

To translate Supergroove into words is no easy task. A volatile concoction of soul, rap and funk combined with a highly extroverted stage performance, Supergroove are a visual and aural explosion that leave all who have seen them ecstatic.

 

PLEASE VISIT FOR MORE INFORMATION:

http://www.wine-marlborough-festival.co.nz/ 

 

 

 

HAVELOCK MUSSEL AND SEAFOOD FESTIVAL 

The Event - 18th March 2017 

During its twelve years on the Marlborough calendar, the Havelock Mussel & Seafood Festival has become well known for serving up a whole ocean of fun; but this year it’s going to be even better… Be prepared for a new revamped fun filled family day out! There really is something for everybody! 

ComedyCookingDancingEntertainmentFamily FunFoodKid's Entertainment

PLEASE VISIT FOR MORE INFORMATION:

http://www.havelockmusselfestival.co.nz/