Toast Martinborough 2015 promises to be another fantastic day out for wine and food connoisseurs.
Set in around nine boutique vineyards – accessible both on foot and in free shuttle buses that travel the route – the event offers festival-goers a unique opportunity to taste wines from both current and past vintages. Each has been matched with superb, restaurant-quality food and live performances from some of the best musicians in the business.
It all adds up to a ‘must do' event, with more than 70 world-class wines, 100 delectable dishes and 20 live performances awaiting you on the day.
Your festival ticket provides you with the following:
10am – 6pm
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.
Need transport to the festival?
Book a seat on the official Toast Buses from Wellington, Palmerston North or Wairarapa - or hire your own van or coach for your group. Visit our preferred transport partner Tranzit Coachlines to book from October 2014.
Conditions of entry
Persons showing signs of intoxication on arrival to the festival will be refused entry. Persons who are visibly intoxicated once inside the festival will not be served alcohol, and will be asked to leave the premises.
It is against the law to serve alcohol to minors. If we are in doubt of your age, we will ask you for identification. Acceptable forms of proof of age are a photo driver's licence, an 18+ Evidence of Age card or a current passport.
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 4pm – 7:00pm in The Square. These are valid for 3 months from the date of the festival. Bottles may not be purchased from the Square to take away.
Existing medical conditions and medications
Toast Martinborough reminds festival-goers to ensure they bring any prescribed medications for pre-existing medical conditions. This is especially important for asthmatics. For any festival-goers that require medication that needs to be refrigerated, the St John Ambulance Station have refrigeration space available to store any medication. Please ensure this is in a clear plastic bag, clearly labelled with your name on it.
In the event of adverse weather, please listen to More FM on event day 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.