With less than two months to go until Ocean Vine Hop 2018 the countdown is officially on!
Here are twenty-six reasons that make OVH the festival to be part of this spring!
- A – Automatic 80s
Dance to the very best new romantic and new wave hits with Automatic 80s, New Zealand’s leading eighties touring show. Their live, loud and pumping performances will transport you back to heady, youthful days… We won’t blame you if you want to bust out your best Moon Walk or eighties Electric Slide!
- B – Beer
This year your choice of beer will be bigger and better! If craft brews are your thing, you’ll be pleased to see beers from Golden Mile Brewing, Boomtown Brewing, Renaissance, Moa and Marlborough Cider. The Yard Bar will also be on deck offering more mainstream bevvies like Carlsburg and Estrella.
- C – Celebrity Chef, Jax Hamilton
Once again, we’ll be serving you a slice of Jax! Jax is known for dishing up delicious food with a healthy side of hilarity and banter. We know she will delight you once again with her twist on seafood recipes matched with award winning local wines to taste. All included in your entry ticket price!
- D – Dancing
Did we mention that there will be music?! So, practice your moves, dust off your dancing shoes and dress for the occasion!
- E – Entertainment
It’s going to be huge on the First National Marlborough Main Stage. Check out the line up here!
- F – Festival Ready
Once again Ocean Vine Hop is going to be the festival that kick-starts your summer!
- G – Gastronomic Combination
Ocean Vine Hop is the only R18 festival developed around the gastronomic combination of seafood matched with equally delicious Marlborough wine & beer.
- H – Happiness
We guarantee you a healthy dose of festival happiness with every ticket purchased!
- I – Inspiring
Get ready for summer dining. You’ll be inspired to recreate fabulous recipes at home, all of which showcase Marlborough’s magnificent bounty.
- J – Jordan Luck Band
Do the legendary Jordan Luck Band need an introduction? Last year the trio had such a great time the whole band is coming back this year! They’ll be playing all your favourites… Why Does Love Do This To Me, I’ll Say Goodbye, Who Loves Who The Most, Victoria, Whatever Happened to Tracey and many more.
- K – Kick Back
Ocean Vine Hop is the perfect way to kick back with friends, say hello to summer and enjoy the festival vibe.
- L – Local Talent, Chloe Vitale & Second Sunrise
We’ll be joined by some amazing local talent this year. Chloe Vitale and Second Sunrise will be kicking things off on the First National Marlborough Main Stage.
- M – Marlborough
Ocean Vine Hop will once again celebrate everything about this beautiful region we call home. The stunning park like setting makes a perfect backdrop for the festival. If you’re travelling from further afield to enjoy Marlborough, check out the Travel & Accommodation page for, well… Travel and accommodation links!
- N – New Zealand King Salmon Culinary Marquee
The New Zealand King Salmon Culinary marquee will be busy throughout the day with lots of tastings of both food and wine matches. This is where you’ll find Jax Hamilton, supported by other local chefs who will surprise and inspire you with fantastically simple, yet stunningly tasty recipes, that are easy to replicate at home.
- O – Over 18
We’re a strictly Over 18 event, so book a babysitter and enjoy some grown-up fun!
- P – Party
Forget partying like it’s 1999, it’s time to party like it’s 2018!
- Q – Quench
Quench Bar and Restaurant at the Chateau Marlborough are gearing up to warm you up for the big day! Lounge around the pool or the bar and enjoy some cruisy live music, cocktail and some dinner on Friday night. Be sure to present your Ocean Vine Hop wrist band or ticket for a special discount.
- R – Rocking
Did we mention the dancing?
- S – Seafood
Everything about Ocean Vine Hop shouts… Eat Me! Enjoy an abundance of local seafood. Top class foodstalls will tempt your appetite with salmon, oysters, scampi, fish, mussels and more. There will be something to tickle every persons taste buds!
- T – The Morning After & The Night Before
Pre and post festival events will warm you up and cool you down! Enjoy a full weekend.
- U – Updated for 2018
Ocean Vine Hop 2017 was awesome, and 2018 will be bigger and better. There will be more seafood, more wine, more beer, more cooking, more music and more dancing!
- V – VIP Marquee sponsored by Johnston Associates South
Thanks to Johnston Associates South, our VIP Package will include access to an exclusive area in an elegant, relaxed atmosphere. Located in a prime spot your pass will include all day refreshments including beer and wine, food and VIP area toilets. Delicious food will be lovingly prepared by BV Gourmet chefs, featuring tasty seafood, Kaikoura Cheese and much, much more!
- W – Wairau River Wines
Established in 1978 by Phil & Chris Rose, Wairau River (pronounced why-row) produces wines exclusively sourced from their family estate vineyards. Today, together with their five children, the extended Rose family manages and retains total control from vine to bottle. Visit Website
- X – X-ceptional
Okay, we’re clutching at our alphabet straws here… But it’s true! OVH 2018 promises to be an exceptional event!
- Y – Yealands
Thinking differently is what the good people at Yealands do. Crafting award-winning wines in harmony with nature has seen Yealands lead the world in sustainable winegrowing. But most importantly, it means great tasting wines which don’t cost the earth. Visit website.
- Z – Zesty and Zingy
Come on, it’s the letter Z! We can promise you zest and zing, but after the event, (and all that dancing), we suspect you may want to catch a few Zzzzzzs too! Just be sure to set your alarm for a Morning-After Brunch at Quench or The Vines Village Cafe.