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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 made in Central Otago, the most southerly wine producing region in the world. 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.

For the first time in the festival’s 20-year history a local vineyard will be selling its methode traditionelle sparking wine and another new feature is wine cocktails— a range of local wines with non-alcoholic mixes. 

Information at a glance:

  • DATE :   March 31st, 2024 (Easter Sunday)
  • WHERE: Historic Precinct, Main street, Clyde, Central Otago
  • TIME:    10.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
  • ENTRY: Adults $25 (festival glass and tasting voucher included). Wine will NOT be served unless you have the current year's glass). Book online via our dedicated website. (Booking fee $1.00) Tickets will go on sale as from Tuesday 23rd January.
    Secondary students (13-17) : $10.00 Children (12 and under) : Free
  • Wine glass holders : $5.00
  • Eftpos machines at the Fire Station: Cash out only.  NZ cards only. No credit cards. Max withdrawal $50.  

    It is advisable to Bring Some Cash! Not all stalls have EFTPOS facilities.

  • Wine stalls
  • Food stalls
  • Top notch music all day
  • Cash 'n' Carry Art Exhibition
  • Market and Central Otago produce stalls.
  • Bring your own sun block!
  • Eftpos machines
  • Shuttle Bus between Alexandra and Clyde (From Alexandra Information Centre 11.30 am, 12.30pm. Bus returns FROM Clyde at 4pm and 5.15pm. Cost is $5 one way.  The 5pm return bus will travel via Earnscleugh if requested and a 5.30 return bus will be run if there is a demand.
  • No dogs please – it’s too crowded and unfair to animals.
  • Festival brochure containing all the details.

Stall holders wanting registration forms should contact the Festival Convener, Louise  (   click here (These will be made available in the new year). The closing date for registrations is 17th March.)


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 merlot.

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

or go to "Contact us" on this web site


Photos from the 2019 Festival - April 1st

Photos courtesy of Maxine Williams

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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