Central Otago’s acclaimed wine and food will take centre stage in Wānaka next year with the launch of Ripe, a new festival for the region.
Ripe is designed to celebrate the Central Otago viticulture industry and local culinary scene. The event will be held over Otago Anniversary weekend, on March 21, 2021 at Corbridge Estate just outside of Wānaka.
Ripe will also host celebrity chef Nadia Lim and live music from the Jordan Luck Band as part of the festival’s entertainment line-up.
Wine makers, cheese makers and chefs from around the region will be available to talk to and purchase wine from and people will be available to taste the produce. Maude, Amisfield, Māori Point, Ceres, Mishas, Akarua are among many of the Central Otago wineries who will be present at the festival, supported by food from the likes of The Stoaker Room and Hook plus beers from Wānaka brewery bEffect.