Wine & Food Festival 2018
10 Feb 2018
Brancott Vineyard, 110 Brancott Road, Fairhall, Blenheim
The Marlborough Wine & Food Festival is New Zealand’s original and longest running wine festival held in a world-renowned wine producing region
Festival goers will get the opportunity to sample a unique selection of world-class wines and delicious local cuisine all in the heart of one of Marlborough’s oldest and most picturesque vineyards - Brancott Vineyard.
Marlborough Hospice Vehicle Display
11 Mar 2018
Waterlea Raceway, Blenheim, Marlborough
Display Vehicles from 9am ($5 entry fee for display vehicles).
Open to the public - 11am to 3pm for a gold coin entry at the gate.
All money raised on the day is donated to the Marlborough Hospice.
The Vehicle Display is organised by the Classic Motoring Society of Marlborough in conjunction with the Marlborough Hospice.
7 Apr 2018 - 9 Apr 2018
It starts and finishes at the award winning winery of Forrest Wines, Renwick.
Every year since the very first event back in 2005, riders are chosen to tread grapes in a purpose built oak vat.
The award winning Forrest GrapeRide is the largest and most popular cycling event in the South Island of New Zealand.
Set in the heart of the world renowned wine growing region of Marlborough, it starts and finishes at the award winning winery of Forrest Wines, Renwick.
The standard 101km course is a ride through a picture postcard course showcasing some of New Zealand's most beautiful scenery. Many believe it to be the nicest 100 plus kilometre course in the world with almost 40km winding through the beautiful Marlborough Sounds.
Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon
12 May 2018
Saint Clair Cellar Door, 13 Selmes Rd, Rapaura, Blenheim, Marlborough
Challenge yourself with the most unique, social and picturesque half marathon in NZ. Join us in stunning Marlborough, the wine and food mecca of the world.
The Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon winds its way through the autumn vineyards of iconic wineries such as Saint Clair Family Estate, Wairau River, Stoneleigh and Cloudy Bay. With tempting treats from local producers, live entertainment and friendly locals, every twist and turn has been designed to amaze and delight and help you reach the finish line with a smile. And when you get there, you can celebrate your achievement with a trophy bottle of Saint Clair Family Estate wine, and relax with live music and gourmet Marlborough delights.
2018 National Brass Band Contest
11 Jul 2018 - 15 Jul 2018
ASB Theatre Marlborough, 2 Hutcheson Street, Blenheim
If you love brass bands then you need to be in Marlborough for the 2018 National Brass Band Contest. The National contest will attract 35-40 bands competing for various prizes and championships.
All events at the contest will be open to the public, some at no charge / gold coin option, and just a few with door charges. Events will include solos, duets, ensembles, and full band competitions including a street march.