All about Toast!

Want to know more about Toast Martinborough? You are in for a real treat. Here are some tips on how to make the most of your time at Toast:

Next event: Sunday 20 November 2016.

What’s included:

Your festival ticket provides you with the following:

    • Entry to the Toast Martinborough Wine, Food and Music Festival
    • A tasting glass and holder
    • A festival programme
    • Access to hop on the free shuttle buses that circulate continuously around the festival circuit
    • Live music from some of NZ’s best live entertainment acts at all festival sites.

Want to buy tickets for 2016? Ticket sales will be from September 2016 – watch this space for more details.

Getting started

When you arrive at Toast, you need to exchange your ticket for a glass, wristband and programme in The Square in the centre of Martinborough, from 9.30am. If you’re travelling by train, you can exchange your ticket for a glass, wristband and programme when you arrive at Featherston Station.  Please don’t bring any alcohol or picnics with you. Bags will be checked at Featherston Station, at The Square, and also at the entrance to each vineyard.

Festival currency

Only festival francs can be used to purchase wine and food at the festival sites. 1 nz dollar = 1 festival franc.

Francs can be purchased at The Square and at every vineyard site with cash, EFTPOS, Visa, Mastercard and American Express. Francs cannot be refunded. If you have leftover francs at the end of the day, you can exchange them for wine vouchers at each site from 5pm until 6pm, or from 4pm – 7pm in The Square.  You can also use your leftover francs to purchase food and non-alcoholic beverages in The Square.  These vouchers are valid for 3 months, so you can use your voucher to place an order at your leisure and get the wine dispatched to you, or spend it next time you visit Martinborough.

Alternatively, you can donate your leftover francs to a charity of choice, which changes each year.

Getting there (and back) safely!

As a responsible host, we recommend you use public transport to get to the festival, or have a designated driver if you’re travelling by car.  Tranzit are Toast’s preferred travel providers, and they can arrange regional transport to and from Toast.  Accommodation is often full well before tickets go on sale and travel bookings fill up fast. Check out the travel and accommodation sections for more details.

The road around the Square will be closed from 7am – 7pm, except to official Toast vehicles, shuttle buses and residents.

Parking:  Please be aware there is no parking available at festival sites or near The Square.  Free public parking is at Considine Park on Princess Street – marked on the Festival Map.

Getting around the vineyards at Toast.

All participating vineyards are within an easy stroll of each other, or just a short ride in one of the many free shuttle buses on the route, eliminating your need to have a vehicle at the festival.  Shuttle buses drive clockwise and anti-clockwise around the Toast circuit, stopping at every site and always travel through the Square.


Check out the Programme page on this site to see what was on offer for 2015.  Each festival site offered a variety of dishes from 10am to 6pm, at varying price points, with gluten-free and vegetarian options.

From 4-7pm food was sold in The Square, using francs or cash.

Free water is available at all festival site bars, along with bottled water for purchase.


Children are welcome at Toast. There’s no charge to 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 pass only (no glass), giving access to the great food and music on offer at all the vineyard sites.

Under the Sale & Supply of Alcohol Act 2012:

Intoxicated persons will be refused entry at all festival sites.
Intoxicated persons will not be served alcohol.
Spot checks of bags may be undertaken at the entry and exit points to all festival sites.
Unauthorised food and drink will be confiscated.
Alcohol cannot be taken in to or out of any festival site.
Alcohol is not permitted on buses.


Toast Martinborough Toast Martinborough is New Zealand's Premier Wine, Food and Music Festival. Located at 10 boutique wineries in Martinborough, the festival is totally unique, as you can walk or catch a free shuttle between these fantastic vineyards, all with their own individual flair and distinct atmosphere. Sample award-winning wines, matched to food from the regions' top restaurants, whilst soaking up some of NZs best live entertainment
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