Tamahere’s Hilltop Wines’ vineyard concert on Saturday, March 19 brings together a top line-up of some of New Zealand’s most famous country performers for an all-star country jam.
In six hours of live music Brendan Dugan, Eddie Low, Jody Vaughan, Ashley Cooper, Michael Tipping and the Brandan Ham Band will belt out any and every country music style – rock, hootenanny, and swing.
The concert from 3pm to 9pm at the Pencarrow Rd winery can be enjoyed glass of wine or beer in hand while dining on guests’ own picnic food or meals bought from a range of vendors on site.
Guests are encouraged to walk through the vineyard trying the different grapes. A guided tour will also be hosted later in the day to allow sampling from the vines that are about to be harvested. At any stage guests can walk the 100m to the top of the hill for stunning, 360 degree views around the picturesque Waikato basin.
Hilltop wines and some quality Harringtons beer will be available at reasonable prices by the glass. No byo is permitted.
Gates open to the vineyard from 2.30pm. The concert site is gently sloping down to the stage and suitable for resting on blankets. Low concert chairs or “sand chairs” sitting about 50mm above ground and providing support for the lower back are encouraged. These will also be available at $12 each. Those with taller chairs will have a designated area so as not to block other guests’ views. Gazebos will only be allowed on the northern perimeter and space may have to be shared if attendance demands.