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Where to find Gibbston Valley at Queenstown Winter Festival

The American Express Queenstown Winter Festival is almost here, and Gibbston Valley Winery is gearing up with more great wines, as the event’s official wine sponsor.

If you’re new to town or just haven’t been yet, Winter Festival is Queenstown’s not-to-be-missed event of the season. The festival consists of an exciting lineup events starting with the annual fireworks display and kick-off party on Friday the 19th of June. The 10-day festival runs through Sunday the 28th of June with events taking place at various venues located throughout Queenstown.

Here’s a list of where you can find Gibbston Valley wines:

American Express Opening Party & Fireworks

When: Friday, 19 June
Where: Earnslaw Park
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Price: Free
Each year the American Express Queenstown Winterfestival kicks-off with a party in the park featuring fireworks launched over Lake Wakatipu, live music and generous doses of fun.

This year the live entertainment includes New Zealand’s own darlings Margaret Urlich, Annie Crummer and Debbie Harwood from When the Cat’s Away and Band of Gold. To add to the festivities, there will be bars set up on the wharf offering tasty beverages include Gibbston Valley Wines.
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American Express Festival Street Parade

When:Saturday the 20th of June
Where: Streets of Queenstown
Time: 12 p.m.
Price: Free
The streets of Queenstown come alive at this annual spectacle of floats, music, performers and all around revelry, including a float by yours truly. This year will mark the first time, Gibbston Valley Winery is participating.

The theme this year the parade is all about protecting Queenstown's unique and natural environment. Participants will be representing different aspects of sustainability and recycling. You won't want to miss this event!
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When Gibbston Meets Koko Wine & Chocolate Tasting

When: Monday the 22nd of June
Where: Koko Black Salon
Time: 7 p.m.
Price: $49
Join Gibbston Valley winemaker Sascha Herbert for an indulgent evening of wine and chocolate pairing hosted at Koko Black Salon. If you love wine and chocolate, you want to miss tasting the best of both worlds.
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SKYCITY Masquerade en Blanc

When:Saturday the 27thof June
Where: Queenstown Memorial Centre
Time:7 p.m.
The ball is back for another epic event in 2015 with this time featuring a Masquerade en Blanc theme and a delicious three-course paired with Gibbston Valley wines. Guests are encouraged to wear all white and masquerade masks for a night of glamour and excitement.
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American Express Comedy Debate

When: Saturday, 20 June
Where: Queenstown Events Centre
Time: 8 p.m.
Price: $69 grandstand and flat floor seating; $89 Table; $700 per table of eight
New Zealand’s top comedians take center stage at this laugh-out-loud comedy event featuring Paul Ego, Oliver Driver, Donna Brookbanks, James Nokise, Heather du-Plessis-Allan and Vaughan Smith.

Guests who want to up ante on their night of hilarity can do so with the Gourmet Gibbston package that includes a cheese platter and Gibbston Valley wine.


  • Gibbston Gourmet Package for 2 - $45
    includes cheese platter for 2 and 1 bottle of Gibbston Valley wine
  • Gibbston Gourmet Package for 4 - $75
    includes cheese platter for 4 and 1 bottle of Gibbston Valley wine
  • Gibbston Gourmet Package for 8 - $150
    includes cheese platter for 8 and 2 bottles of Gibbston Valley wine

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