The South Island Wine & Food Festival is New Zealand’s premier celebration of the quality and diversity of wines and food produced here on the mainland. Join 40 of the South Island's leading winemakers in the picturesque North Hagley Park and be transported through the vineyards that have cemented New Zealand’s place on the world stage. The Wineries are accompanied by the region's biggest names in food; local restaurateurs, gourmet and artisan food producers and exquisite street food stalls complement the diverse varietals on show. Festival Features include interactive wine seminars & workshops hosted by Masters of Wine and Sommeliers from New Zealand. Don't miss the Cooking Theatre, where you'll be treated to live demonstrations from renowned Kiwi chefs - or catch the country's best live music talent on stage amongst the trees. TICKET TYPES EARLY BIRD 1 - $39.90 + BF Ticket includes a souvenir tasting glass, and access to loads of free features & entertainment. Extremely limited tickets! CONNOISSEUR - $69.90 + BF Ticket includes a souvenir wine glass, 15 wine tasting and access to loads of free features and entertainment. Connoisseur ticket holders also enjoy advanced entry to the festival – 30 minutes prior to all other ticket holders! VIP TABLES - $229.00 + BF (per person) Your choice of 6, 8 or 10 person tables! TABLE OF 6: $1374.00 + BF TABLE OF 8: $1832.00 + BF TABLE OF 10: $2290.00 + BF With reserved seating for tables of 6, 8 or 10 guests, a ticket to the SIWFF VIP Area will take your day to the next level. Sip and taste your way through a delightful day of gourmet treats, celebrating the bountiful produce of the South Island. Sit back and relax amongst the trees in beautiful Hagley Park, while our dedicated VIP hosts treat you to gourmet food, served to your table. The all-day menu will be expertly matched with prestigious wines from the Festival's own boutique exhibitors, with Monteith's beer, cider and a selection of non-alcoholic beverages will also be available. The VIP Area is situated in a prime location at the Festival and benefits from views to the Live Music Stage. Access to the VIP Area is Strictly 18+. No minors are permitted entry to this area and minors may not hold a ticket into this area. Individual entry tickets not available for the VIP area. This event is all ages supervised: Ages 13-17 must have their own ticket and must be supervised by a Parent or Legal Guardian. Ages 12 and below do not require a ticket. Minors are NOT permitted in the VIP Area.