Five Days. 19 Vineyards. 40-plus Events. Unlimited Fun.

Waiheke Island is proud to welcome guests to its second five-day Vintage Festival, celebrating the annual grape harvest of Auckland’s beloved ‘Island of Wine’.

Created and run by the winemakers themselves, this unique festival takes place amidst the exciting buzz of harvest and invites local Aucklanders, travellers and tourists alike to get hands-on and learn about the beauty of crafting artisan wine.

Offering more than 40 different events at 19 boutique island vineyards, guests can enjoy every aspect of wine-making: from picking and crushing grapes themselves, blending wine and touring vineyards, to sampling the finished product at tutored vertical tastings, hosted wine luncheons and live music events.

The five-day celebration kicks off with a glamorous opening party at one of Waiheke’s oldest and most-renowned vineyards, Stonyridge. With a range of both ticketed and free events, guests are invited to visit the website to find out more, or keep in touch with the festival’s Facebook page to be the first to know, as each exciting event is announced.

Come to enjoy, to learn, to stimulate your senses, to surprise yourself, to relax, and most importantly, to indulge! Whether you’re a winebuff or a wine novice — everyone’s welcome on Waiheke, and if you’ve never been before, you won’t find a better time to visit.

Waiheke Island welcomes wine-lovers to its second Waiheke Vintage Festival.

March 12 to 16,, 2015