Below is a press release for July 2014
Gibbston Wine and Food Festival Saturday 21st March 2015
2015 Dates Released
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 22, 2014
Gibbston Wine and Food Festival – PRESS RELEASE July 2014
After a very successful return to the Queenstown Gardens for the 2014 Gibbston Wine and Food Festival back in March, preparations are well in hand for next year’s event which is scheduled for Saturday 21 March at the same venue.
Gibbston Wine and Food Festival co-ordinator Julie Hughes said that they were thrilled with the day and with the number of locals and visitors who attended the event to not only sample the wines produced by the ten participating wineries on site but to also taste the variety of foods supplied by the 13 food stalls.
Mrs Hughes said the resounding success of the various Master Classes held during this year’s Festival will see their inclusion in next year’s programme.
“These classes proved to be a major drawcard during the festival, with all classes full, and work is underway to plan similar classes for the 2015 event which will incorporate wine and food matching ideas as well as standalone classes.”
Mrs Hughes said the Gardens location lends itself to establishing a perfect environment and ambience for the event, and reinforces the committee’s decision to return to this site for 2015.
“Not only is the setting ideal for an event such as this, but its proximity to the CBD and the picturesque environs of the Gardens, adds to the atmosphere.”
“We will be ensuring that, once again, our Festival will be a great family day out, with a children’s entertainment area established on site, and musical entertainment to be enjoyed by all ages throughout the day.”
It is intended that tickets prices for the 2015 event will remain at $20 per person which gives entry to the festival along with three wine tastings, a price which Mrs Hughes says makes it affordable for everyone to attend.
“We are rapt to have the support of the QLDC with events funding, and to celebrate the return of all ten wineries who participated in the 2104 festival: Gibbston Valley Wines, Peregrine, Rockburn, Waitiri Creek, Mt Rosa, Brennan, Valli, Coal Pit, Hawkshead, and Kalex.
The 2015 event will celebrate ten years of the Gibbston Wine and Food Festival and Mrs Hughes says they hope to celebrate this milestone by securing a naming right sponsor for the event as they take it forward.