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

Thanks for attending the Nelson Wine and Food Festival 2017 and for liking us on Facebook. We hope you really enjoyed yourself. We had a great day. 
The event was coordinated by Rotarian's from the Rotary Club of Richmond. We are a group of people who like to have fun and help out in the community. We help build the cycle-paths, BBQ shelters at Rabbit Island and organise the Wine and Food Festival.

To date we have raised $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.
To find out more about how you can help your community while having fun with like minded people please call Candy on 021 808 353.

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 or chill out under the summer sun.

Previous NWFF Recipients

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

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 Local Line up of Top Entertainers for 2017.

Nelson Wine and Food Festival has done it again and is set to bring you some Top Entertainment for the 2017 Festival.

A fantastic local line up featuring The Dixie Prix, Paul Madsen & Family (Madsen Promotions), Cruise Control, The Neal Brothers & More.

11.00-12.00 Background music                              

 12.00 - 1.00 pm  The Neal Brothers

1.15 - 2.15 pm  Cruise control

2.30 - 3.30pm  Dixie Prix

3.45 - 5 .00 pm   Paul Madsen and family.

Paul Madsen Promotions NWFF 2017 The Dixie Prix NWFF 2017 Cruise Control - NWFF 2017

 https://www.facebook.com/MadsenPromotions                 https://www.facebook.com/DixiePrixNZ/                https://www.facebook.com/cruisecontrolnelson 

Paul Madsen & Family - Madsen Promotions

Paul, Janzen, Indyah Madsen team up as a family band to bring you cover classics new and old ...
Paul Madsen has been entertaining audiences around New Zealand and the world for the past 33 years ...with several Las Vegas performances under his belt with the Bee Gees International Tribute show, Paul will be returning to the US with up and coming tours ....
Meanwhile back in NZ with local shows, bringing on Janzen and Indyah was a natural progression, with their strong lead vocals from Paul and Indyah and skilful bass guitar playing and backing harmonies from Janzen ,this act has a natural organic sound ...sure to please ....

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 3 part 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.

Cruise Control

Philip Marshall on vocals and guitar, Warren McLew on drums, and Pete Archibald on bass guitar are Cruise Control, a classic cover and rock and roll band. The band has only been together since September 2014, but they have played almost a hundred gigs over that time.  People just love dancing to the groove and beat of the band, which has a strong following from various dance clubs in the Nelson and Tasman region. As well as playing 50’s and 60’s rock and roll, you can also hear the songs of Van Morrison, James Taylor, Neil Young, Eagles, Bruce Springsteen, America, Neil Diamond, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, Credence Clearwater Revival and many other great artists from recent times. If you like dancing and singing along to those memorable songs you all know and love, then get along and listen to Cruise Control.

The Neal Brothers

Mitchell and Liam, a couple of local young guys.
When not working or playing rugby and touch, they love to play guitar and perform popular covers we all know.Their Dad is well known Party Rock player Antoni, who no doubt has influenced them in their musical development.


Ticket Bookings 

Ticket Prices

Earlybird $15;
Gate Sales $20.
Children under 12  Free
No BYO alcohol, no pets

NWFF Tickets Can Also Be Purchased From 

Nelson I Site

Prices Pharmacy  Nelson & Blenheim

Paperplus Nelson

Specsavers (Richmond Mall)

Colour Plus (Richmond)

Wakefield 4Square Supermarket 

Brightwater NPD Service Station

Reliance Betta Electrical (Motueka)

Sprig & Fern Motueka

Sprig & Fern Brightwater 

No BYO Alcohol, Food or Wine



NWFF Rotary Richmond NZ

Bus Tickets

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

Motueka Bus 

There will be a bus operating from Motueka via Mapua. Please contact Owner Michael Boyton ph 03 526 7777 or 027 4826370 to arrange pick up / price etc.

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

MotorHomes 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 van 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

Special Thanks to 

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