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Marlborough culinary events, Marlborough gourmet festival, wine and food festival, music festivals, blues festivals, beer festivals, Seresin event, New Zealand contemporary chefs, New Zealand fusion chefs, New Zealand traditional cooking, Blenheim restaurants, Picton restaurants, Havelock restaurants, Kaikoura restaurants, Nelson, South Island, New ZealandMarlborough hosts a number of events to celebrate its finest wines and cuisine. Come along and enjoy Marlborough's sunshine, the always entertaining culinary skills of internationally renowned chefs, some world-class cuisine and award-winning Sauvignon Blanc wine.

Please note that any prices shown are subject to change without notice and should be used as a guide only.


Brightstone Blues, Brews & BBQs

First Saturday in February, Marlborough A & P Park. Taste local ales, ciders and beers, a huge variety of BBQ food and enjoy live entertainment. Tickets ($20 each) available from BNZ branches, Marlborough Information Centre and the Marlborough Centre. No gate sales.
For more information email: events@marlborough4fun.co.nz

Wine Marlborough Festival
Second Saturday in February, Brancott Estate. New Zealand's original wine and food festival includes wine workshops, culinary demonstrations and live music.
For more information email: admin@wine-marlborough.co.nz

Seresin at Waterfall Bay
To coincide with the Wine Marlborough Festival, international chefs prepare gourmet Marlborough cuisine to serve with Seresin organic wines. Price includes boat cruise from Picton to the restored cottage dining area on the shores of the Marlborough Sounds.
For more information email: info@seresin.co.nz

A Day in the Garden
Sunday after the Wine Marlborough festival, Woodend Gardens, Grovetown, 10am - 4pm: Enjoy homemade food stalls and entertainment amidst the beautiful surroundings. Activities suitable for both children and adults. Admission $5 with proceeds to Cancer Support Services.
For more information contact: Lois (03) 578-5628

Awatere High Country Festival
February: Celebrating the Awatere and Pacific Coast with the best of Marlborough wine and food, top entertainment, arts and crafts. Follow the signs on SH1 between Blenheim and Seddon to Oak Tree Cottage.
For more information phone: (03) 578-2009) or email:eventsmarlborough@xtra.co.nz


Havelock Mussel Festival

Food, entertainment, market, music, crafts and competitions. Pre-sold tickets $6 single, gate sales $8, $22 family pass (up to 3 children).
For more information email: aaron@marlmussel.co.nz


Marlborough Wine Weekend

This biennial event is next scheduled for October 30 to November 1, 2009.
For more information visit: www.wine-marlborough.co.nz

Hunter's Garden Marlborough
Celebrity chefs cook for discerning Marlborough dinofiles at the Marlborough convention centre.
For more information email: info@garden-marlborough.co.nz

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