Blenheim businesses and wineries are working together to create window displays celebrating the
2013 Marlborough Wine & Food Festival.
The Marlborough Chamber of Commerce is running a festival-themed window display competition.
Chamber executive assistant Debbie Carter said yesterday about 20 stores entered had been matched with a winery. Entrants had until noon yesterday to complete their displays.
Marlborough Wine Festival - Fashion in the Vines. Jade King came second.
Marlborough Wine Festival - Fashion in the Vines. Chris Davies and partner Jodine Twose. Jodine came second in the women's competition.
Marlborough Wine Festival - Fashion in the Vines. Thomas van der Burgh "hoping to impress with his brokeback mountain look".
Marlborough Wine Festival - Fashion in the Vines. Rebecca Brouning wearing a Barcelona boutique dress and London bought shoes
Marlborough Wine Festival - Fashion in the Vines. Lee Cooper in a Who slapped Johnny dress and pear tree bridal fashionista foot jewellery.
Marlborough Wine Festival - Fashion in the Vines. Lisa Nicol wearing Staceys summer dress and Andrea Biana shoes.
Marlborough Wine Festival - Fashion in the Vines. Winner Anna Maxwell made her dress from Trelis Cooper fabric and covered her own shoes.
Marlborough Wine Festival - Fashion in the Vines. Winner Trent Lindsay.
Marlborough Wine Festival - Fashion in the Vines. Sam Grant.
"It's good to have the CBD on board when events come to town," she said. "It gives the town a vibrant feel and makes visitors feel welcome."
Bed Bath & Beyond Blenheim manager Christine MacDonald said this was the first time the store had entered the competition, after 12 months in town. Its display centred on a bed in the window combined with props from Drylands Wines and shop stock.
Blenheim Bookworld owner Charlene Scott said the match of her store and Spy Valley Wines was a perfect fit. Penguin New Zealand provided mock-ups of spy novels by Ian Fleming, displayed alongside more recent novels in the same genre, and books celebrating wine and food.
Performance by Sola Rosa with Lisa Tomlins
Performance by The Checks
Performance by The Checks lead singer Ed Knowles.
Michelle Roberts and Geoff Simmons
Jess Allison, Amelia Nisbet and Alice Macleod
Community police, Russ Smith talks to site manager Mr Beavis
Cesca Alice, Bree Clifford and Elly Wood.
Megs O'Connor and Susie Johnson
The crowd enjoys The Checks
Tracey Bone, Marle Ayres and Janet Newing
Aaron Mansell and Megan Walls
Joar Gronlund from Toronto Canada with Des Ashton.
Constable, Michelle Stagg catches up with Hayden Poki
Neville Saul and Onolevu Temo
Kate Watkins, Liesa Otto and Claire Sims are the Devil Cats
Aroha taylor, Lynda Taylor and Michelle caughey
Brothers, Steve and Ken Geard
Aisling Brown, Sarah Smyth from Ireland are about to enjoy the scallops
Stephen Manning and Dan Rawstron
The Gibson Group documentary will be shown to 600 million viewers. Cameraman, Chris Terpstra films a group of friends called the Banter Group
Cloudy Bay cellar door manager, Tiffany Guillemot
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Gerry Gregg takes a flight in a Nangchang
Peter Yorke from J and P Seafood, Kaikoura cooks tiger prawns
Bec Hill and Jo from Figaro's came second in the wine and food match
Renee Edwards and Michael Rea.
Graham Ritchie and Anna Thomas filming for Tourism New Zealand
David Connor and Jake Hynd
Georgia Hayde, Vicky Wiblin and Rebecca Hague
Aleisha Stopforth, Katie Ewan and Sarah Dawson
Highfield won the best wine and food match
Highfield's Matt Gibson, chef and Al Soper, winemaker with the winning wine and food match
Amanda White and Elle Soper
Fashion in the vines third place winner Linda King
Wine and food match winner: Highfield. Matt Gibson (chef), Belinda Jackson (judge), Al Soper (winemaker).
Rachel Hall tries a Posh Nosh, chicken, lime and coconut pie.
Lynette Morrison, Zoe Redwood and Rachel Morrison with Omega Mussels
Robyn Gifford liked her oysters with a glass of Daniel Le Brun wine
Laura Kerr serves Waipapa Bay Lobster.
St Clair Wines, Kathryn Lankowic, Haley McCauley and Neil Ibbotson (owner)
Daisy Hill Wines, Andy Rowe, Brent Edwards, David Kepes and Mark Witchalls.
Spy Valley's Rachel Watson
Jodie Twose, Hannah Webster, Jemma Columbus and Chris Davies
The twin balls of the Waihopai spy base also feature alongside bottles dressed in tuxedos.
Creswells manager Keith Sandford said Framingham Wines set a wine theme with a barrel and bottles, then staff of the shoe store added bags and shoes as the final touch.
Entries will be judged on Friday and results announced on Monday.
Clare Bennett-Hughes and Toni Burn
MC Clarke Gayford lines up the contestants in the Fashion in the Vines competition
Amanda White came second in women's fashion
Winner women's fashion, Mary-Ellen Orchard
Winner men's fashion, Rob Sirrine from the USA is interviewed by judge James Harrison
Rob Sirrine and Mary-Ellen Orchard.
Andrea Jarden and Jeremy Watts
Alex Stier and Mirko Harnisch from Germany enjoy an Ora Pizza.
Tess Landon-Lane and Natalie McDonald,
Jenna Broadhurst, Kate Leary, Katy Perry, Katie Hoggins, Louise Paterson, Greg Lane
Hen's party for Sonia Kennedy-Haugh (centre).
Winners of best site: No1 Family Vineyard.
Winners of the wine and food match: Errol Wilkinson from Ora Extra Virgin Pizzas with Kylie Cornelius, Vavasour wine and Mark Heard
Lucie Cary, Jared Nicholl, Michael Berry, Simon Wong
Christine Shelton, Lee Dobson, Adele le Brun, Kelly Thompson, Steve Dobson, Hayley Keown.
Jo Cowland with plates of garlic prawns
Mike Soper, Jim Hyndman, Ben Eden, Emily Neill, Hayley Cooke.
Gena Birthles and Anna Simpson
Juzzaman Carlyle, carlos Whitworth, Nath Ford, James Brydon
Shaun Perder, Royce McCarthey, Edmond Brun
Jonas and Sophie Danngeus from Sweden enjoyng an Indian curry from Village India.
Johanneshof Cellars: Martin Foley, Rachael Foley, Peter Morice, Edel Everling, Warwick Foley.
Marlborough Wine Festival
Marlborough Wine Festival
Tahuna Breaks gets the crowd moving
Greg Campbell, Vic Bunting, Andrea Newman,
Party over. Time to go home
The Marlborough Wine & Food Festival will be celebrated at the Brancott vineyard off Brancott Rd west of Blenheim on Saturday, February 9.