With the cancellation of many major wine and food events due to COVID-19, Feast Marlborough has announced it is working alongside venues, food producers, and event organisers to develop a series of food and beverage events during February and March.

One event confirmed is the first ever South Island Cheese Festival being held on Waitangi day ( Saturday 6th February) at Clos Henri Vineyard.

Guests can enjoy cheese, wine and other local products – or make up their own picnics to eat amongst the vines, while listening to live music.

Other events include:

The Marlborough Beer and Food Festival

Outdoor Movie Nights

Summer Dinner Cruises in the Marlborough Sounds

“There’s going to be something for everyone – and lots to attract visitors from around New Zealand too,” says Feast Marlborough Chair, Fiona Fenwick.

Feast Marlborough is calling on all venues and food and beverage related businesses to create unique offerings and collaborate with other local suppliers to develop something that locals and visitors will not only support in numbers, but also receive a great experience.

The events can be big or small – but whatever they are, they will be included in the summer events calendar which will then be promoted by Marlborough District Council and Destination Marlborough as well as through Feast Marlborough.

This month Hospitality Business features talented Chef, Toby Stuart at The Marlborough Lodge’s Harvest Restaurant. Look out for more details of his culinary career which includes working alongside Albert Henri Roux, OBE.

All events, when confirmed, are listed on marlboroughnz.com/events/

Further information for venues wishing to participate, email [email protected]

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