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Nelson Wine & Food Festival celebrates sensational sounds, wine, food, and summer.

This annual event is coordinated by Rotarian's from the Rotary Club of Richmond. We are a service group who like to have fun and support our local community. We help build the cycle-paths, BBQ shelters at Rabbit Island and organise the Wine and Food Festival.

It's all about local. During the last 10 years we have raised over $360,000.00 from the Wine and Food Festival. Proceeds are then donated to community groups like the Rescue Helicopter, Hospice, Womens Refuge, Coastguard, local Fire brigades as well as local sporting groups and schools. In 2018 our main recipient was The Nelson Hospice,  so come along and join us in 2019 and raise more money for the local community.

Nelson Wine & Food Festival Rotary Richmond

Nelson Wine & Food Festival celebrates sensational sounds, wine, food, and summer. Hold onto your holiday groove, grab a friend and head to the Nelson  Wine & Food Festival, for all-day entertainment, fantastic food, and award-winning wine and beer.


Set in a stunning vineyard location, Middle Earth Winery on Bryant Road, the BWFF festival is all about local! For those partial to a glass of something classy in the sun, explore the best Nelson has to offer with our leading wineries, or snaffle a beer or cider from our stellar craft breweries. This is a family event and NWFF cater for children with non alcoholic drinks, face painting, bouncy castle and much more.

For the foodies, there will be gourmet food stalls to explore and Local Entertainment to get you on your feet and dance under the summer sun or chill out and relax under our new shade sails.  

Previous NWFF Recipients

All funds raised go back to the Nelson community, past recipients include:

Nelson Hospice
Fifeshire Foundation
Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Trust
Nelson Volunteer Coastguard
Womens Refuge
Brightwater Rural Fire Brigade
Richmond Volunteer Fire Brigade
Wanderers Rugby Club
Brightwater School
St. Johns




Another Fantastic list of Top Entertainers awaits you in 2019

- New Zealand Army Band 

- Kramit

- Medicine Women

- Dixie Prix

- Plus Kapa Haka group from Nayland Primary School and Brooklyn Scott a very talented young musician from Garin College

NZ Army Band

They have performed at the Edinburgh's Military Tattoo on more than one occasion and are attracting a lot of attention. 


Nelson Wine and Food Festival

So then, Kramit in a nutshell... Covers band and Original Music as required... "Folk to Funk and everything in between" ...well they have been playing together for the past 15 years. Originally from Southland, now happily based in “Sunny Nelson” NZ! Kramit have been busy (between gigs) recording their new, all original album “Electric Chocolate” (Acoustic Alt-Pop) Whether playing original music or their diverse repertoire as a covers band, sweet harmonies and groovy bass lines drive their sound. For more information on this fantastic Band check out their website here or their Facebook Page Here Looking forward to kicking our heels up with this band.

The Dixie Prix

Nelsons very own Dixie Prix are bringing their unique brand of bluegrass to the Brightwater Wine and Food festival.
The Prix (pronounced the same as the Prix in Grande Prix) are fastly becoming one of the South Islands most popular Bluegrass bands
You can expect a lot of laughs, searing mandolin solos, infectious foot stomping songs, incredible  harmonies and the odd kazoo solo thrown in as they start in the early 1800's (you won’t believe how well you know songs this old) and coming right through to modern day classics. You won’t be able to stay in your seat as they give these amazing songs their own unique bluegrass twist.
If you've never seen them before don’t miss this opportunity.


Ticket Purchases

Ticket Prices for 2019

Earlybird $20 per ticket
Gate Sales $25 per ticket
Tickets include wine or beer glass on entry.  Children under 12  Free
No BYO alcohol, No Pets, No Food

NWFF Tickets Can Be Purchased from  ..... 


Life Pharmacy Prices, Hardy Street

Paper Plus, Trafalgar Street,  Nelson

Nelson i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, corner Trafalgar and Halifax Street

Specsavers, Trafalgar Street,


Specsavers, Richmond Mall

ColourPlus, McGlashen Road, Richmond

Village Cycles, Richmond

Phils Place, Club Waimea, Queen Street

Jacks Tyres, 3 Brothers Corner


HQ Cafe, Ellis Street

Brightwater Motors, Ellis Street

Four Square, Ellis Street

Sprig & Fern, Ellis Street


Wakefield 4Square Supermarket 


Sprig & Fern Mapua


Reliance Betta Electrical, High Street

Sprig & Fern, High Street


Motorhome Park, Kawatiri - Murchison Highway

No BYO Alcohol, Food or Wine



NWFF Rotary Richmond NZ

Bus Details

From any Nelson / Tahuna / Stoke / Richmond pickup point:

One way tickets $5.00 per adult, $2.00 per child (4-14 years).

Buses will pick up at SBL Service Bus stops on the route, plus outside the Richmond Holiday Park, Three Brothers Corner, Hope Store, Eden Road, Hope.

Bus Timetable

NELSON - BRIGHTWATER Bus will leave the Nelson SBL Depot

There will be 2 buses departing at 10:30am from Nelson, the route is via Haven Road, Wakefield Quay, Rocks Road, Annesbrook Drive, Main Road Stoke, Saxtons Field & Hope.

STOKE - BRIGHTWATER Bus will leave Stoke, Songer Street Corner

There will be  1 bus from Stoke departing at 10:50am, the route is via Main Road Stoke, Salisbury Road, Talbot Street (PAK'nSAVE Richmond), Gladstone Road & Main Road Hope.

RETURN SCHEDULE Buses will leave Brightwater from 4:30pm

Biking To the Festival

Why not bike out with friends and family along the Tasman Cycle Trust Trail from Nelson to Brightwater through stunning rural countryside.

Secure bike parking is available at no cost.

Caravans & Motorhomes

Motor Homes and Caravans are welcome to stay overnight on Saturday & Sunday. Please note there are no facilities so you must be self contained. There is a small fee of $10 per vehicle per night.





Without the support of sponsors, the Rotary Club of Richmond would not be able to run this fundraising event which benefits many local charities.


Thank You to Our Sponsors

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