Clyde Wine and Food Harvest Festival

April 12th, 2020 (Easter Sunday)

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.

Tara Smith, Sustainability Manager, Yealands Wine Group Tara works for the first winery in the world to be certified as carboNZero since its inception. Her extensive wine knowledge and passion for sustainability shine into her conversation about anything wine related.

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.

Connal Finlay, Owner & Director, Cahn and Finlay Wines and Spirits As well as teaching part time at The New Zealand School of Food and Wine, Connal starting importing and selling wine when he was still in his teenage years. His production company has produced two festivals: The World of Wine Festival and Ferment Festival.

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.

The festival is organised by Promote Dunstan, a small non-profit group of volunteers, and is restricted to wineries or wine producers in the Clyde, Earnscleugh, and Alexandra basin. In addition to the internationally recognised Central Otago pinot noir, they’ll be offering other varieties such as chardonnay, riesling, pinot gris, gewürztraminer, rose, and cabernet sauvignon.

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April 12th, 2020 (Easter Sunday)


Main street, Clyde, Central Otago


10.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.


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