Marlborough Wine Weekend cancelled
The fifth biennial Marlborough Wine Weekend has been cancelled.
The three-day event, organised by Wine Marlborough, originally pencilled in for October will not be held this year.
In a monthly newsletter, Wine Marlborough said they decided not to run the event because they wanted to focus more on other events, which were planned within months of the wine weekend.
They wanted to focus on the WineWorks Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Race, which is held in November, the inaugural International Sauvignon Blanc Celebration (ISBC) and the Marlborough Wine & Food Festival, both held in February, the newsletter said.
With the Marlborough Wine Weekend scheduled within four months of the ISBC and the wine and food festival, organisers felt it was best to focus on making those three events as successful as possible.
The ISBC was "panning out" to be an amazing event, which would attract a large number of people.
Organisers wanted to reassure people that the Marlborough Wine Weekend could be held again in the future.
The event, which attracts about 150 visitors and wine writers from around the world, features Marlborough's finest wine and food.
- The Marlborough Express