Toast Martinborough appears to be ageing like a fine wine.
This year the annual event – set to take place in just over a week’s time on Sunday, November 19 – is also marking its 30th year of operation.
Early Bird tickets were sold out in less than a day, and the remaining tickets are flying out the door, according to Toast Martinborough marketing manager Ash McKenna.
The planning and preparation for this year’s event began as soon as last year’s festival ended, McKenna told the Times-Age.
“Toast team, festival vendors and dedicated volunteers invest countless hours and a great deal of passion into organising and delivering the Toast Martinborough experience that our festivalgoers know and love,” he said.
This year, attendees will have the choice of over 90 different wines from well-known vineyards Palliser Estate, Ata Rangi, Te Kairanga, Martinborough Vineyard, Luna Estate, Tirohana Estate, Escarpment and Moy Hall, On Giants Shoulders, Huntress, Big Sky Wines, and Stad_ko Wines.
For the first time, the event will also feature offerings from two breweries that are serving up a choice of two different beers.
“Toast is an exceptional celebration that seamlessly blends wine, food, and entertainment in Martinborough’s picturesque locations – all the makings of an unforgettable day,” McKenna said.
Toast Martinborough general manager Ariel Codde encourages people to act quickly if they want to secure tickets to this year’s festival.
“Our 30th year is set to surpass all expectations, featuring an exceptional event programme and a bustling atmosphere in Martinborough throughout the festival weekend,” Codde said.
To purchase your ticket for Toast Martinborough, visit https://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2023/nov/toast-martinborough
Tickets include a wristband that allows festivalgoers to gain admission into all participating sites, a shatterproof glass, a lanyard, and access to the hop-on hop-off bus services travelling between the locations.