Tickets for the Bridgepa Wine Festival are selling fast.
Operated as a community, the festival brings together seven renowned wineries in the Bridgpa area, including Abbey Estate, Alpha Domus, Ash Ridge, Oak Estate, Paritour, Red Metal Vineyards and Sireni Estate.
Each winery will host its own entertainment, food and wine tastings from 10:30am to 5:30pm. One of the festival’s key selling points is that all the wineries are connected by a hop-on hop-off bus service throughout his day. This allows festival-goers to experience as many wineries as they like, with participating vineyards within a five-minute drive of him. away.
Jason Stent, festival spokesperson for Paritua Winery, said the event has been well received and he is looking forward to the ninth edition of the festival. He is “confident that we can once again provide festival goers with a great day,” Stent said.
The Bridgpa Wine Festival is a chance for both locals and tourists to experience what makes the Wine District unique while enjoying local food and entertainment.
Stent said attendees were looking forward to “nice” red wines, chardonnay and sauvignon blanc from Paristua, but what each of the participating wineries offered was different.
“Red Metal has Albariño, a wonderful white grape, and Sileni has the largest selection of wines of all wineries, so there is something for everyone,” he said.
“Ash Ridge and Oak Estate do great things with Syrah and Chardonnay, Alpha Domus has a great selection of everything, and Abbey Estate Cellars not only have wines, but beers made there as well. So it’s a pretty good option. Whole.”
Stent said he expects 1,800 people to attend the 2022 festival and 2,000 to attend the event.
Ticket prices start at $50 per person plus fees and include access to all wineries, festival glass, and hop-on hop-off bus rides all day.
We’ve been looking at ways to make the festival as accessible as possible, with shuttle buses from Napier, Taradale, Hastings and Havelock North (starting at 10am) on the day. If you are attending his LAB concert on the same night, there is a special bus service that leaves Sireni at 3:30pm and goes straight to Tomoana His showground for an additional fee.
Event organizers are hoping for an influx of out-of-area attendees as the festival takes place over Wellington Memorial Day weekend, and are urging people to hurry up and get in before tickets sell out. Tickets for are now on sale at eventbrite.co.nz.