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The annual Clyde Wine and Food Harvest Festival is held on Easter Sunday each year in the main street of Clyde in Central Otago. Clyde is one of New Zealand’s historic towns dating from the 1862 Dunstan gold rush.

The festival celebrates wines from the world’s most southerly vineyards. It is Otago’s biggest wine event and has established itself as a major wine festival in New Zealand, attracting thousands of visitors.

Part of its charm is the location. The festival is held in Clyde’s historic precinct which has many of its original schist stone buildings dating back to the 1860s. It is surrounded by the stunning Central Otago scenery of schist rock hills and mountains.

Information at a glance:

    • DATE :   April 1st, 2018 (Easter Sunday)
    • WHERE: Main street, Clyde, Central Otago
    • TIME:    10.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
    • ENTRY:  Adults :$15. With a festival glass $20 (wine will NOT be served unless you have a current year's festival glass)
      Secondary students (13-17) : $10.00 Children (12 and under) : Free

    • Eftpos machines: Cash out only.  NZ cards only. No credit cards. Advisable to bring some cash. 

    • School children under 12 free.
    • More than 20 Wine stalls
    • More than  20 Food stalls
    • Top notch music all day
    • Art Exhibition
    • Market and Central Otago products stalls.
    • Face Painter and Balloonist
    • Eftpos machines
    • Shuttle Bus between Alexandra and Clyde (From Alexandra Information Centre 11 am, 12pm and 1.30p.m. Last bus from Clyde at 5.30 p.m via Earnscleugh Road.) Cost is $5 one way. 
    • No dogs please – it’s too crowded and unfair to animals.

    Stall holders wanting registration forms should click here (These will be made available in the new year)

    The festival is organised by Promote Dunstan, a small non-profit group of volunteers, and is restricted to wineries or wine producers in the Clyde, Earnscleugh, and Alexandra basin. In addition to the internationally recognised Central Otago pinot noir, they’ll be offering other varieties such as chardonnay, riesling, pinot gris, gewürztraminer, rose, and cabernet sauvignon.

    For further information contact:
    The Secretary, Promote Dunstan
    P.O. Box 31,

    or go to "Contact us" on this web site





Photos from the 2015 Festival - April 5th

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Photos from the 2014 Festival - April 20th


Photos from the 2012 Festival - April 8th

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Photos from the 2011 Festival - April 24th

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The aliens have landed ............... and they are among us!!!

Caption Contest!!! Just what is going on here?????



Photos from the 2010 Festival - April 4th

Three-quarters of the organising committee. (Lisa was elsewhere)

Thousands of glasses arrive and are unloaded.



Photos from the 2009 Festival - March 12th

The committee plans and tests the products to bring you only the finest available

Photographs of the 2008 Festival