Clyde is a small town in Central Otago, New Zealand. It is nestled in a sheltered basin at the foot of an immense and crooked gorge, now flooded by the huge concrete hydro dam just up stream. The old gorge was a severe test of mettle for early goldfields traffic and horse teams often paused in Clyde to prepare for the rigours ahead. .

The town is surrounded by an area renowned first for gold then for its stone fruit orchards, especially in the Earnscleugh district. The fruits thrived here in the hot, dry summers but more recently huge areas of grapes have been planted with local vineyards producing their internationally renowned Pinot Noir. Many historic buildings have survived and the town centre has been declared an historic precinct.Some buildings have been reburbished as cafes, bars, and places to stay.

The current population of Clyde is roughly 1000 but, as many of these are owners of holiday homes, the usual population is somewhat smaller than that.

See what Expedia says about our Wine and Food Festival!

Clyde Wine & Food Harvest Festival is proud to be the sole Kiwi option featured in Expedia’s ‘Ultimate Local Foodie Festival Guide’. We’ve been picked alongside internationally renowned events like Taste of Sydney and Melbourne as the best festivals to get your culinary fix.

Clyde, a small town in central Otago, emerged during the New Zealand gold rush in the 1800s, but nowadays you’ll find more fine wines than precious metals in this town. In fact, our event champions what Clyde is known for in the 21st century –having the world’s most southerly vineyards, hidden within Central Otago’s rich landscape and surrounded by its schist rock hills.

The Easter Sunday festival has over 40 food and drink stalls in place to quench the thirsts and sate the appetites of the food-and- drink lovers worldwide who make a pilgrimage to this town every year.

Pick up an exclusive Clyde Wine & Food Harvest Festival glass and taste test your way around the best of the regions wines, including its renowned pinot noir. When you’re done, there’s music, art exhibitions and market stalls touting local products to enjoy.

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