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Bridge Pa Wine Festival 2018
Eight Wineries in the Bridge Pa Triangle Wine District of Hawke's Bay, are once again coming together to run the Fourth Annual Bridge Pa Wine Festival.
All wineries will be connected by Hop On/Hop Off Buses, allowing attendees to visit multiple wineries and enjoy a wide range of wine experiences. Each Winery has different offerings of Wine, Food, and Music.
The wineries involved are Abbey Estate, Alpha Domus, Ash Ridge, Ngatarawa, Oak Estate, Paritua, Red Metal and Sileni.
General Admission only - $38 per person.
General Admission tickets including bus transfer from a city pick up point - $55 per person
A general admission ticket gets you access to each of the festival sites, hop on/hop off buses that travel between each festival site, a festival brochure and festival glass.
For City transfers please purchase the ticket for the pickup point that you wish to use, buses will pick up from Napier, Taradale Lee, Hastings and Havelock North. The cost includes transfers both ways.
Admission prices do not include the cost of wine or food. Please do not bring any alcohol or food with you.
This event will go ahead rain or shine, it will not be cancelled for weather. Tickets are limited to 2500 so be quick to book.
Online sales of tickets will finish at 5pm on the day before the festival. Please bring proof of purchase from Eventfinda (including voucher number) for entry.
Tickets are restricted to people over the age of 18, Please bring a NZ driving license , NZ 18+ card or a passport as a valid form of identification, you may be required to show this before festival passes are issued.
Getting to and from the festival
As responsible hosts, we recommend you use the festivals buses to get to and from the festival. If you’re travelling by car full day parking is available at some of the wineries for patrons not using the transfer bus service, please call the winery you intend to park at to ensure space. If a wineries parking is full, then cars will be directed to another participating winery.
Festival buses will be at specific locations in Napier, Taradale, Hastings and Havelock North. The first bus leaves at 9:45am and will depart when the bus is full, subsequent buses will also leave when full, with the last bus leaving at 11:15am, please don’t be late!
Napier – buses depart from Sunken Gardens
Taradale - bus will depart from the Lee Road Bus stop opposite Macdonald’s car park.
Hastings – buses will depart from the cenotaph, Russel St South.
Havelock North – buses depart from the Havelock North i-Site, Te Aute Road.
Please note each bus will go to a different festival site which is randomly selected on the day for registration. Once in the festival you can catch a shuttle to get to an alternative winery.
Return buses will start leaving from 5pm and will visit all wineries until full. Please do not wait until the last bus as we have limited buses on the day.
Each winery is teaming up with a local chef or restaurant to offer a variety of dishes from 10am to 5:30pm, at varying price points. Free water is available at all festival site bars, along with bottled water for purchase.
The Bridge Pa Wine Festival venues are wheelchair friendly; however, the transfer buses and shuttle buses are not wheelchair accessible. You will need to provide your own transport between festival venues.
Under the Sale & Supply of Alcohol Act 2012:
The wineries promote the responsible consumption of alcohol. Food, water, and non-alcoholic drinks will be available at all participating wineries.
- Intoxicated persons will be refused entry at all festival sites.
- Intoxicated persons will not be served alcohol.
- Spot checks of bags may be undertaken at the entry and exit points to all festival sites.
- Any unauthorized alcohol will be confiscated.
- Alcohol cannot be taken into or out of any festival site.
- Alcohol is not permitted on buses.
Saturday 20 January, 10:00am to 6:00pm
Restrictions: R18Buy Tickets »