March 30, 2017

Among the lesser-known but most intriguing guests at this weekend's Hop'n'Vine event is Kaka Point-based Catlins Brewery.

The brewery was founded in 2014 in the basement of Norm MacLeod’s Kaka Point home, with help from business partner Keith Abbott.

The pair started mak...

March 29, 2017

Richard Emerson started his working life as a Food science technician. During a holiday to Europe in 1983 he was exposed to a wide variety of local styles of beer, which ignited his passion for beer and fuelled his vision and a commitment to the time-honoured art of br...

March 21, 2017

We are delighted to announce that the Hop'n'Vine's Hop'n'Dine experience is being brought to you by 98.0, The Sound.

 Check the ad out here...

March 21, 2017

Your starter for ten...


Matching with a Brew Moon 'Blood Moon' IPA we have made an Harissa Lamb Taco with pickled red cabbage and tatzhiki. 

Combo price is $15

add an extra Taco for $5 


Pan-fried blue cod on a medley of roasted kumera, potato and pumpkin with...

March 15, 2017

Thank you for being so patient!

A limited release of tickets are on sale now through Ticket Direct and the ILT Stadium Southland reception.

March 15, 2017

It’s been a rollercoaster two weeks and we won’t lie to you, at times the ride has been nail-biting, but we’re out the other side and with the help of the guys we’ve mentioned below along with a few others,  we are now absolutely delighted to announce that Hop‘n’Vine w...

March 13, 2017

It's been quite a busy few weeks for us at Hop'n'Vine, who said running an event was going to be easy. We've hit some red tape but are very nearly over the line. 

We have a couple of i's to dot and t's to cross, as soon as we do, we will let everyone in on what's going...

March 13, 2017

Make sure you pick up your craft beer passport from one of our festival partners and get it stamped at as many outlets as you can and we will make sure you are well rewarded on April 1st.

Click here to see all participating partners.

March 13, 2017

In the two weeks leading up to the festival, look out for the special festival meal and craft beer combinations at participating outlets.

If you like what you eat, head on over to the our Facebook page and vote for your favourite restaurant.

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