Your guide to Toast Martinborough

Last updated 05:00 17/11/2012

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Toast Martinborough general manager Rachael Fletcher says festival-goers should make sure they have arranged transport to and from the venue, take their cellphones, and dress in layers to be prepared for Martinborough's "micro-climate".

Once they have arrived, they should exchange money for "festival francs", but her advice is not to buy them all at once, as they can top up throughout the day.

Concentrating on two or three vineyards is recommended, as it is difficult to properly experience what all 10 vineyards have to offer, she says.

This year, a new Toast app allows those with smartphones to have an interactive festival programme at their ļ¬ngertips. It will also pinpoint your position and distance from other festival sites.

HOURS: 10am-6pm

Proceed to The Square any time from 9.30am to exchange your ticket for your programme and day pass - a festival glass, wristband, and ribbon holder - which will allow you entry to all the festival sites and access to the shuttle buses.

BUSES

Shuttle buses will operate continuously along the festival route.

WINE & FOOD

Wine and food at festival sites can be purchased only with "festival francs". Only food or drink purchased at sites is permitted on sites.

FRANCS EXCHANGE

People can exchange any unspent francs for wine vouchers for the vineyard of their choice between 3.30pm and 7pm in The Square. These are valid for three months from November 19. Bottles may not be bought from The Square to take away.

THE LINEUP

Alana Estate Restaurant: Sarah Searancke Catering

Entertainment: Brian Childs as Elvis, Avidiva, Nick and the Noodles

Ata Rangi Restaurant: Ruth Pretty Catering

Entertainment: The Eastern, Twinset, The Eggs

Margrain Vineyard Restaurant: The Vineyard Cafe

Entertainment: Rodger Fox Band

Escarpment Restaurant: Hester Guy

Entertainment: Nairobi Trio, Five Mile Town

Martinborough Vineyard and Burnt Spur Vineyard Restaurant: Chris Boswell Catering

Entertainment: Uncle Monkey, Crooner Central with Steve Carlin

Muirlea Rise Restaurant: Fine Cuisine

Entertainment: Fig Jam, Jedi Nights

Palliser Estate Restaurant: Bar Salute

Entertainment: Conway Jeune, The Beat Girls

Te Kairanga Wines Restaurant: Wharekauhau Country Estate

Entertainment: Vinyl Bison, The Dufraines, Fondue

Tirohana Estate Restaurant: Tirohana Cellars Restaurant

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Entertainment: Contagious, Livewire

Vynfields Restaurant: Chameleon Restaurant

Entertainment: The Warratahs, The Shenanigans

- The Dominion Post

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