Thousands of 'Toast' fans in New Zealand and around the world are already planning for this 'must do' event – a once-a-year opportunity to sample world-class wines, savour delicious cuisine and enjoy some great live entertainment in one of the country's most picturesque wine-growing villages.
Join us on Sunday 17 November. With your Toast Martinborough wine glass and 'festival francs' in hand, you and 9,999 fellow festival-goers will have access to 10 of Martinborough's boutique vineyards – all within an easy stroll of each other, or just a short ride in one of the many free shuttle buses on the route.
The festival is yours to enjoy. Stop a while at the vineyards of your choice and you'll get the most from your day – fabulous wine tastings, tasty morsels prepared by some of the best caterers and restaurateurs in the Wellington and Wairarapa regions, and music that covers the spectrum. From jazz and blues to funk, soul, folk, rock, pop and country, the festival has a sound to suit every taste.
Keen to take the taste of Martinborough home with you? You can use your francs to buy wine at the end of the day, and it will be delivered to you in the days that follow.
HOURS: 10am – 6pm
CAR PARKING: Please park well away from The Square and all festival site gateways.
Proceed to The Square anytime from 9.30am to exchange your ticket for your programme and day pass – a festival glass, wristband, and ribbon holder – which will allow you entry to all the festival sites and access to the shuttle buses. Glass passes will not be issued to persons under the age of 18 years.
Festival-goers travelling by train can purchase Festival Francs onboard in exchange for cash. You will exchange your ticket at Featherston station.
Shuttle buses will operate continuously along the festival route.
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
Persons showing signs of intoxication on arrival to the festival will be refused entry, and no glass will be given. In addition, intoxicated persons will be asked to leave or be refused entry to any of the festivals participating sites.
WINE & FOOD
Wine and food at festival sites can only be purchased with Festival Francs. Only food or drink purchased at sites is permitted on sites. Unauthorized food and drink will be conﬁscated.
Francs can be purchased at the Festival Bank at The Square or at Festival Bank sites at each vineyard by cash, Visa, MasterCard, Amex or EFTPOS up until 5pm. No cheques accepted. Francs are valid for festival day only, from 10am - 6pm at vineyards, and 7pm at The Square. No refund on Festival Francs purchased. To extend their shelf life, exchange any unspent francs for wine vouchers at the Francs Exchange. See below. From 7pm onwards on festival day, festival francs become invalid, and have no value.
You can exchange any unspent Francs for wine vouchers for the vineyard of your choice from 3:30pm – 7:00pm in The Square. These are valid from 18 November for 3 months. Bottles may not be purchased from the Square to take away.
In the event of adverse weather, please listen to More FM on Sunday 17 November from 6am
for cancellations. In the unlikely event that Toast Martinborough is cancelled the festival will not be rescheduled and tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.