Thousands enjoy food and wine festival

Thousands flocked to Clyde’s main street yesterday to celebrate good food, drink and company.

Clyde’s Heritage Precinct was packed with people enjoying the Clyde Wine and Food Harvest...
Clyde’s Heritage Precinct was packed with people enjoying the Clyde Wine and Food Harvest Festival. PHOTOS: RUBY SHAW
Organised by the charitable group Promote Dunstan, the annual Clyde Wine and Food Harvest Festival packed Sunderland St.

Alexandra musician Joel Neilson performs yesterday.
Alexandra musician Joel Neilson performs yesterday.
Promote Dunstan president Julie Davie said the festival had gone really well and the weather had also co-operated.

"Everyone seems to be happy ... it’s not too hot, not too cold," Ms Davie said.

It was the 21st time the festival had been held and this year’s festival was "quite a lovely celebration", she said.

"Generally, we get between 3000 and 4000 people and I think we’re certainly at that number this year."

Eighteen local vineyards showed their wines — all grown in the Dunstan Basin.

"We’re quite specific that it is Dunstan wine," Ms Davie said.

There were also three breweries with stalls at the festival, as well as food and arts stalls and local musicians playing throughout the day.

"It’s a lovely atmosphere to sit, eat, drink and listen to lovely music," Ms Davie said.

The Clyde Heritage Precinct was a great backdrop for the festival.

"We’re very lucky the shop owners and the people that work from the main street of Clyde allow us to have a big festival like this in the Clyde precinct," Ms Davie said.

Judge Rock owners Paul and Angela Jacobson show off their wares at the festival.
Judge Rock owners Paul and Angela Jacobson show off their wares at the festival.
"It’s a very historic, very special atmosphere, which adds to the whole thing."

ruby.shaw@odt.co.nz

 

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