Tickets are now on sale for the third annual Bridge Pa Wine Festival. The festival will bring together eight of Hawke’s Bay’s finest wineries for a day of great wine, food and a range of top quality musical entertainment, with each winery producing different offerings, it makes it eight festivals in one.

The Bridge Pa Triangle Wine District extends over more than 2,000 hectares on the western side of the Heretaunga Plains in Hawke’s Bay. The region is recognised for producing some of New Zealand’s top wines.

“We’re thrilled by how well the event has been received and are looking forward to our third festival. We’re confident that we can once again offer festival goers an outstanding day out,” said festival spokesperson Paul Ham.

The Bridge Pa Wine Festival allows attendees the chance to experience what makes the Wine District unique, while enjoying local food and entertainment.

“The Triangle contains the oldest soils on the Heretaunga Plains. It is characterised by three unique free-draining soil types, overlying ‘red metal’ alluvial gravels, ideally suited to viticulture. This combined with our high sunshine hours and low rainfall allows us to produce wines unlike anything else found in New Zealand,” said Ham.

Abbey Estate, Alpha Domus, Ash Ridge, Hawkes Ridge, Ngatarawa, Paritua, Redmetal Vineyards and Sileni Estates will all host events, music and food and wine matches. Participating wineries will be connected by hop on/hop off bus services throughout the day, allowing them to visit as many wineries as they choose. A major attraction of the event is that the participating wineries are located less than five minutes’ drive apart.

The festival will be held on Saturday 21st January 2017 and begins at 10am and finishes at 6pm. Tickets are available from Eventfinda.