First Light Wine

Event Details

Below are the key details about the First Light Wine and Food Gisborne event. Please contact us via email or Facebook for any other information.

DATE: Sunday 21 October 2018
TIME: 12pm – 7:30pm
BAR CLOSES: 7pm
BUSES DEPART iSITE TO MATAWHERO & BRIDGE ESTATE & TW WINES: 11.30am – 1.30pm
BUSES RETURN to GISBORNE i-SITE VISITOR CENTRE: 5:30pm onwards

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Wristband entry to the 2018 First Light Wine and Food event
  • A First Light Wine & Food event glass.
  • Access to hop on and off the bus transfer service between the venues.
  • Return pass to and from the Gisborne i-SITE visitor centre.
  • Gorgeous food options at each location matched to the venue wines.
  • Live music at both vineyard sites all afternoon.

TICKETS

General Admission - $45 (+ booking fees)  - includes complimentary bus service and souvenir wine glass.

Sober Driver Ticket - $30 (+ booking fees) - includes souvenir glass.

Tickets are available from:

TICKETEK

The Gisborne i-Site – 209 Grey Street, Gisborne

 

There will be an information area at the entry of each venue for those who may have lost their ticket or who have other enquiries.

BUS TRANSFER SERVICE

The bus service will be available from 11.30am – 1.30pm from outside of the Gisborne i-SITE. You will need to show the bus driver your ticket for entry on to the bus. Please do not bring any alcohol or picnics on the bus or into the venues with you.

The first bus leaves the Gisborne i-SITE at 11.30am.

The buses will run out to Matawhero and Bridge Estate, and TW Wines until 1.30pm.

The last bus departing the Gisborne i-SITE to the venues is at 1.30pm.

From 1.30pm – 5:30pm there will not be a bus service running to the i-SITE. The bus service will only circulate between the Matawhero, Bridge Estate and TW Wines venues.

The venues are a picturesque 25 minute bus ride away from each other travelling through the beautiful Poverty Bay Flats area. We encourage you to enjoy the trip offered on one of the many buses on the route eliminating your need to have a vehicle at the event.

Your wristband will give you access to the bus service to get between the venues. Please try and enjoy some time at both venues to make the most of your ticket and day.

The first bus to depart the venues back to the Gisborne i-SITE will be at 5:30pm. The buses will continue to head back and forth to the Gisborne i-SITE from 5:30pm onwards and will continue until everyone is cleared from the venues.

You will not be able to travel between Matawhero Wines, Bridge Estate and TW Wines after 5:30pm.

 

THE LOCATIONS

The Gisborne i-SITE
209 Grey Street, Gisborne Central

TW Wines
1121 Back Ormond Road
Waihirere
Gisborne

Matawhero Wines
189 Riverpoint Road
Matawhero
Gisborne

Bridge Estate
16 Riverpoint Road
Matawhero 
Gisborne

 

ENJOYING EACH VENUE

The venues are a picturesque 25 minute bus ride away from each other travelling through the beautiful Poverty Bay Flats area. We encourage you to enjoy the trip offered on one of the many buses on the route eliminating your need to have a vehicle at the event.

The bus service will circulate between the Matawhero, Bridge Estate and TW Wines all afternoon. Your wristband will give you access to the buses to get between the venues. Please try and enjoy some time at both venues to make the most of your ticket and day.

ON ENTRY 

Venues retain the right to check your identity to ensure you are over the age of 18 years old. They also retain the right to check any bag or person for restricted goods (see rules and conditions of entry).

The event is strictly an R18 event – no exceptions.

FOOD

Each venue offers a variety of dishes from local cuisine providers from 12pm through to 7pm at varying price points, with gluten free and vegetarian options available.

The 2018 food providers are:
Smokehouse Cuisine
Flagship Café
Reka Cuisine

OTHER BEVERAGES

Beer will be available to purchase alongside our available award-winning wines at all venues.

There will be a range of non-alcoholic drinks available at each venue, as well as free tap water, and bottled water available for purchase.

PROOF OF ID

The event is strictly R18 and ID will be asked upon entry and can be required to be presented again at the bar if necessary when purchasing alcohol.

Any age children (under 18 years of age) are not allowed into the venues under licensing rules. We appreciate your co-operation with this.

LICENSED VENUES

Matawhero, Bridge Estate, and TW Wines are all licensed venues. Non-alcoholic drinks, water and food will be available at both venues to aid in responsible drinking. 

TW Wines,  Bridge Estate and Matawhero promote responsible drinking. Any intoxicated persons will be removed from the venue.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS

The First Light Wine and Food event is wheelchair friendly. Our vineyard sites are accessible by wheelchairs. Driveways and paths leading to each vineyard are, for the most part, hard surfaces. If you prefer to travel on the bus service, most of the buses can lower their entry point for wheelchair access. There are wheelchair accessible toilets available at each venue.

RULES AND CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

Under the Sale & Supply of Alcohol Act 2012;
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 of each venue.
Unauthorised food and drink will be confiscated.
Alcohol cannot be taken in to or out of either venue.
Alcohol is not permitted on buses.

CURRENCY

Cash and Eftpos are both welcome at each venue. We do not accept credit cards or paywave.

INCLEMENT WEATHER

The First Light Wine and Food event will not be cancelled. There is no postponement date. The event will continue in any weather.

SMOKING

Smoking is permitted in the outside areas of the venues.

PHOTOGRAPHER

Please be aware that your photo may be taken during the day by our roaming photographer and may be used for future promotional purposes.