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This Labour Weekend escape to our wine and food event where Gizzy hospitality and sunshine accompanies award-winning wines and delicious artisan food.

Explore boutique cellar degustation dinner’s, a fantastic multi-winery daytime festival, long lunches with stunning vistas or sample local fare in the Heart of Gisborne at the Labour Weekend Fiesta, Street Food Festival, and more…


Saturday 20th October 2018

Rosé Garden party at Matawhero Winery 12pm to 3pm 

We love Rosé at Matawhero so come and enjoy this picnic style event in the lovely vineyard setting of Matawhero from noon to 3pm. Ticket includes an individual picnic box, a glass of gorgeous Matawhero Rosé and live music on the lawn.

Limited tickets and available from the winery.


Sunday 21st October 2018

The First Light Wine and Food Festival 12pm to 7.30pm


Matawhero Wines, TW Wines and Bridge Estate invite you to join them for a stunning day of wine, food, friends, music, good times and wonderful Gisborne hospitality. Three stunning venues, award-winning wines, 14 wine varietals, fantastic cuisine, live entertainment all afternoon and a complimentary bus service around this beautiful wine region.

General Admission, R18 - Ticket $45
Sober Driver, R18 - Ticket $30

Tickets available from: Ticketek, Gisborne i-Site

Wacky Races - Pop-up cellar doors - 11am to 6pm 

Poverty Bay Turf Club - Fun family friendly event at the Racecourse including some "wacky races" and live music. Brunch/lunch menu from 11 am. New release Hihi & Bond Block wines, Live music, sangria, juices, bubbles, ginger beer, cider.

Early bird tickets:
$11 for adults, kids free. $10 from Farmers Market.

Smash Palace W&F After Party - 6pm to 9pm

The annual Smash Palace W&F After Party has become an iconic part of Labour Weekend celebrations in Gisborne and runs from 6pm til 9pm on Sunday October 21st with live music from top Gisborne bands, The Ashes and IRB. Smash Palace has been judged NZ’s Best Music Entertainment Venue and entry to this event is free.

Free Entry

Labour Weekend Fiesta, Street Food Festival - 3.30pm to 7.30pm


The Heart of Gisborne Labour Weekend FIESTA, Street Food Festival Sunday 21st October 2018 GREY Street!

FIESTA is here to kick off spring the right way and quench your food fest taste buds. Licensed event for all to enjoy.

Family * Food * Culture * Music 8 Dance * Arts

Free entry