Motorhome Friendly Town Event: Toast Martinborough

Motorhome Friendly Town Event: Toast Martinborough

Written by mighway

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Toast Martinborough turned 25 last year. If you’re not familiar with Toast Martinborough, it is a festival that signifies the beginning of spring in the Wairarapa wine region. This year the silver anniversary of the event is going to be nothing short of spectacular.

When is it?

This year’s festival runs Sunday 19th November from 9.30AM – 7.00PM with Vineyard Wine Sales 10.30AM – 5.00PM

Who’s welcome?

Children are welcome at Toast. There is no charge for children under 10 to attend Toast.  Children from the age of 10 – 17 will need to buy a general admission ticket.  On the day, this ticket will be exchanged for a youth wristband pass only, giving access to the great food and music on offer at all the vineyard sites. Toast is also wheelchair friendly.

Parking and tickets

When you arrive at Toast Martinborough, you will need to park your vehicle. There is ample weekend motorhome and caravan parking at Tauherenikau Racecourse, State Highway 2 Tauherenikau, Featherston. Shuttle buses will be available to get you to and from the festival. Event and parking package for the entire weekend costs $260.00 per couple. If you prefer to purchase single tickets, they are available for $130.00 per person. These prices include tickets to the festival, return bus fare and parking for two nights.

Toast map

EntertainmentToast wine

This year’s entertainment at Toast Martinborough is chock-full of some of New Zealand’s finest musicians. Some of the musical highlights of this year’s fest include:

  • Groove to one of Wellington’s top bands CoverStory,  playing pop/rock songs from the 60s right through to today, featuring Ross, Awan, Lisa and Sarah on vocals.
  • Darren Watson and the Dangerous Experts – New Zealand’s most acclaimed blues musician in a hot new line-up.
  • Wellington City Shake-Em-On-Downers. Wellington’s premier Dixieland jazz band put their swing into the day and are guaranteed to get your foot tapping.


8 sites, 9 wineries, 13 caterers ( 50+ menu items) and over 20 music acts take part in this amazing festival.

This year’s Toast menus offer delicious food and wine matches for your tasting pleasure.

Check out new releases and award-winning wines. Don’t miss the vintage table and bubbles bar at Margrain Vineyard, 100% vegan wines at Tirohana Estate, organic wines at Vynfields, Apres at Muirlea Rise, Toast chardonnay at Ata Rangi, limited new release  syrah and pinot noir at Luna Estate, and the rose and vintage bar at Te Kairanga/Martinborough Vineyard.

For something a little different, at Dry River Wines the Mistress of Classics may test your blind tasting skills.

This year’s Toast Martinborough is an event that should not be missed. So, hop into your motorhome and travel on out to see us this year. You will love being part of the silver anniversary celebration.

Book your own Mighway campervan rental directly from a savvy owner at Mighway and be sure to put this experience on your itinerary when visiting New Zealand.