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Alexandra Basin Winegrowers
Labour Weekend 2018

The New Release Tasting differs from a Wine and Food festival whereby people are able to sample a smaller portion of a large number of newly released wines, thus experiencing a wide selection of wine produced in our own backyard. There will also be complementary cheese and crackers available at each of the stalls for people to enjoy. Guests also receive a branded tasting glass and a tasting booklet with information about each vineyard and the wine they are presenting.

The Alexandra Basin Wine Growers will be holding its 8th Annual New Release Wine Tasting Event at Labour Weekend on Sunday 21st October 2018, in Oliver’s Gardens from 1 - 4.00pm.


Easter Sunday 16th April 2017

The annual Clyde Wine and Food Harvest Festival is held on Easter Sunday each year in the main street of Clyde in Central Otago. Clyde is one of New Zealand’s historic towns dating from the 1862 Dunstan gold rush.

The festival celebrates wines from the world’s most southerly vineyards. It is Otago’s biggest wine event and has established itself as a major wine festival in New Zealand, attracting thousands of visitors.

Part of its charm is the location. The festival is held in Clyde’s historic precinct which has many of its original schist stone buildings dating back to the 1860s. It is surrounded by the stunning Central Otago scenery of schist rock hills and mountains.

Information at a glance:

  • DATE :   April 16th, 2017 (Easter Sunday)

  • WHERE: Main street, Clyde, Central Otago

  • TIME:    10.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

  • ENTRY:  Adults :$15. With a festival glass $20 (wine will NOT be served unless you have a 2016 festival glass)
    Secondary students (13-17) : $10.00 Children (12 and under) : Free 

  • School children under 12 free.

  • More than 20 Wine stalls

  • More than  20 Food stalls

  • Top notch music all day

  • Art Exhibition

  • Market and Central Otago products stalls.

  • Face Painter and Balloonist

  • Eftpos machines

  • Shuttle Bus between Alexandra and Clyde (From Alexandra Information Centre 11 am,  noon, 1p.m. and 2p.m. Last bus from Clyde at 5.30 p.m.) Cost is $5 one way. 

  • No dogs please – it’s too crowded and unfair to animals.