Wine Central Showgrounds Pavilion

WineCentral Sponsors


Gisborne Garagiste Wine Company, Waimata Vineyards, Villa Maria Estate, Stone Bridge Wines.

About Wine Central

The place to be... Wine Central represents the best of both worlds as wineries get the opportunity to band together and join synergies whilst still being able to individually showcase what you do best - produce great wines!

Wine Central (Showgrounds Pavilion) will be open from 11am - 6pm and will be serviced by buses running on a continuous loop from Wainui through town from 10.30 to 1pm then running back from the venue to town from 4.30 – 6.30pm.

Wine Central is the ticket transfer hub for the festival day – exchange your ticket for your wristband and glass to set you on your way.


wine central food


Food on display from Cracker Cottage - Langos - Heavitree Coffee Cart - Renie's & Goosey's Kitchen - Shemshi Red Devon Beef

Vendors will provide a cross section of fare for festival goers.
Langos Hungarian Fried Bread Puffs

Cracker Cottage - sandwiches, both hot and cold on our bread, which includes gluten free options. And also homemade ice creams that are made on the spot, dairy free options, with no processed sugar, people can choose flavours including frozen fruits

Renie's & Goosey's Kitchen - Great homemade gourmet pies & curries

Shemshi Red Devon Beef - will be selling delicious beef burgers

Sunshine Brewery will offer a light refresher with their own local craft beer selection.

Live music entertainment 

Live music entertainment will be playing throughout the day in 45 minute sets which will include:
Ricky Boyd & the Snackbox will be playing jazzy funky beats, gats drums bass and a bit of trombone / percussion / xfactor thrown in whilst Avidiva, a fabulous trio from Wellington will get the crowds to their feet. See their website for a taste of their energy. The final act will be Richard Alexander our own well known solo guitarist who will take everyone to the end in style. 

Gisborne Garagiste Wine Company

Waimata Vineyards

Villa Maria Estate 

Stone Bridge Wines

Sunshine Brewery