FRIDAY 19th - SUNDAY 21st OCTOBER 2018

This Labour Weekend escape to our wine and food event where Gizzy hospitality and sunshine accompanies award-winning wines and delicious artisan food. Explore boutique cellar degustation dinner’s, a fantastic multi-winery daytime festival, long lunches with stunning vistas or sample local fare in the Heart of Gisborne at the Labour Weekend Fiesta, Street Food Festival, and more…

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Friday 19th Oct

Saturday 20th Oct
11.00am – 5.00pm

Sunday 21st Oct
11.00am – 7.30pm

The First Light Wine and Food Festival

21 OCT 2018
12PM – 7.30PM

General Adm R18 Ticket $45
Sober Driver R18 Ticket $30

Matawhero Wines, TW Wines and Bridge Estate invite you to join them for a stunning day of wine, food, friends, music, good times and wonderful Gisborne hospitality.

Three stunning venues, award-winning wines, 14 wine varietals, fantastic cuisine, live entertainment all afternoon and a complimentary bus service around this beautiful wine region.

Tickets available from:

Gisborne i-Site

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Rosé Garden party at Matawhero Winery

20 OCT 2018
12PM – 3PM

$30 per person

If you love Rosé, join us for this picnic style event in our gorgeous vineyard setting. Limited ticket include an individual picnic box, a glass of gorgeous Matawhero Rosé and live music on the lawn.

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Labour Weekend Fiesta, Street Food Festival

21 OCT 2018
3.30PM – 7.30PM

Free entry

The Heart of Gisborne Labour Weekend FIESTA, Street Food Festival Sunday 21st October 2018 GREY Street!

FIESTA is here to kick off spring the right way and quench your food fest taste buds. Licensed event for all to enjoy.

Family > Food> Culture > Music > Dance > Arts

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Wacky Races -
Pop Up Cellar Doors

21 OCT 2018
11AM – 6PM

$10 adults (+ fees)
Kids free

This is a fun, family friendly fundraising (Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer & the Gisborne Rowing Club) event at the Racecourse including some "Wacky Races" (11.30AM – 2.30PM) and live local music at the Poverty Bay Turf Club. Brunch/lunch menu from 11AM. New release Hihi, Bond Block, 747 Trading & Stonebridge Wines as well as beer, sangria, juices, bubbles, ginger beer, and cider.

Tickets: See Andy at the Gisborne Farmers’ Market or email andy@hihi.co.nz.

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Smash Palace W&F After Party

21 OCT 2018
6PM – 9PM

Free Entry

The annual Smash Palace W&F After Party has become an iconic part of Labour Weekend celebrations in Gisborne and runs from 6pm til 9pm on Sunday October 21st with live music from top Gisborne bands The Ashes and IRB. Smash Palace has been judged NZ’s Best Music Entertainment Venue and entry to this event is free.

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Comedy Gala at Wrights Winery

20 OCT 2018
2PM – 5PM

Come on out and have a laugh at Gisborne's first Comedy Gala at Wrights Vineyard & Winery! We have Joseph Walsh aka Jo Wa from Bay of Plenty our MC plus performing for us. Jo has been active in comedy since 2006 and been a Wellington Raw Comedy Quest finalist. We welcome our locals to come along and join in on our open mic on the day. No stress 5 - 10 minute slots available for locals. Just drop us an email info@wrightswines.co.nz, or make contact with us 027 656 8222 to participate. We will pass a hat around for koha. This weekend If you are coming out to the Comedy Gala we would suggest making a booking either email or call is fine.

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Chardonnay Three Ways at Wrights Winery

20, 21, 22 OCT 2018

We are rolling out our ''Chardonnay Tasting Three Ways'' - enjoy 3 champion chardonnays matched with 3 Asian infused dishes. As always we will be rolling out our gourmet pizzas and world renowned organic wines. We welcome families to come out and will be open from 10am for food, wine tastings and coffee.

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Matawhero Wines Cellar Door

20 OCT 2018
11AM – 5PM
Live music from 1PM - 3PM – free entry

Our rustic cellar door set amongst the vines and olives will be open all day serving gourmet platters. Come and enjoy lawn games, petonque and delicious Gisborne wine!

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Celebrate Classic Chardonnay @ Crawford Road Kitchen

20 OCT 2018
10.30AM – 12PM

Ticket - $40

Hosted by the Gisborne Classic Chardonnay group come and enjoy a tasting of 10 Barrel fermented and aged Chardonnays matched with canapes as you enjoy a stunning view of the inner harbour.

Tickets available from:

Crawford Road Kitchen
p 06 867 4085

Gisborne I-Site
p 06 868 6139

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Spade Oak Degustation Dinner

19 OCT 2018
6.30PM – 10.30PM

A Degustation menu matched with Spade Oak Wines. The winemaker will be there on the evening to talk about the wines served. A perfect start to the Weekend of Wine and Food.

For bookings, please phone the Marina Restaurant on 06 868 5919 – spaces are limited.

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The Millton Family Picnic

19-21 OCT 2018
11AM – 6PM

Here at Millton Vineyards we believe there is nothing more valuable or important than family. That’s why we would like to welcome you and yours to our place this labour weekend to enjoy the company of loved ones. We’re opening our gates 11AM - 6PM from the 19th to the 21st in the hope you will come and enjoy quality family time on our lawn. All you need to bring is a picnic and people, we’ll supply the rest.

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Gisborne Wine Map

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    Spade Oak Vineyard

    437 Matawai Road, RD1, Gisborne
    p 06 867 0198
    Please phone the vineyard for a tasting.
    Discover a unique range of wines at our boutique cellar door. Cash, EFTPOS & Credit card accepted.

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    Stonebridge @ Gisborne Farmers Market

    Cnr Stout Street & Fitzherbert Rd, Gisborne
    m 021 167 6630
    Saturdays - 9.30am to 12.30pm

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    The Millton Vineyards and Winery

    119 Papatu Road, Manutuke, Gisborne
    p 06 862 8680
    m 027 551 1221

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    TW Wines

    Back Ormond Road, RD1 Gisborne
    Geordie: 021 222 0135
    Paul: 021 864 818
    Please phone first

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    Wrights Vineyard and Winery

    1093 Wharerata Road, Manutuke, Gisborne
    Office: 06 862 8746 / 06 862 5335
    m +64 27 656 8222

  • Poverty Bay Wines

    p 029 232 2576
    Opening hours are by appointment