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“A bit expensive” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Gisborne Wine Centre

Gisborne Wine Centre
Shed 3, 50 The Esplanade, Gisborne, New Zealand
+64 6 867 4085
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Ranked #5 of 25 things to do in Gisborne
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Adelaide
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“A bit expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

The location is among the waterfront business activity without the view really. We found it a bit pretentious and expensive.

Visited February 2012
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Novel and fun.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

Great location to chill out for a bit and taste some local wines with a tasty snack.

Visited February 2012
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Gisborne, New Zealand
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14 attraction reviews
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“Rhythm and Vines Gisborne - New Zealand's Glastonbury”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

As per wikopedia "Rhythm and Vines was founded in 2003 by University of Otago friends Hamish Pinkham, Tom Gibson, and Andrew Witters. They wanted to hold an event for their university friends to celebrate the New Year in a safe and secure location where they would be entertained by New Zealand musicians. The festival has been held each year at Waiohika Estate, Witters' family home.

The first festival had one performance stage, featured dub/reggae/funk band The Black Seeds and was attended by 1800 guests. In 2004 a second stage was added and 5,500 people attended with dub/drum and bass/reggae/roots band Salmonella Dub the headline act. The 2005 event featured roots/dub/reggae/jazz/soul band Fat Freddy's Drop. The 2006 festival had four stages, featured overseas artists such as Mylo and attracted a crowd of 15,000 people.

In 2008, Rhythm and Vines expanded to a three day event which allowed the organisers to contract bands that were not previously available. This was large factor in making the 2008–2009 festival line-up the strongest yet by far, with many renowned international acts on the bill. Accommodation for the festival is mostly provided by BW Campgrounds, a seven day camping festival that features bands such as Kora, State of Mind, and the Stafford Brothers.[citation needed]

2010 saw Rhythm and Vines sell-out, hosting international acts such as N.E.R.D, Netsky, Chase & Status, Chromeo, Justice, Flying Lotus & Tinie Tempah along with New Zealand acts Shihad, The Naked and Famous and Dragon with a record breaking, capacity crowd of 25,000."

New Year's Eve 2012 found 30,000 at the event which continues to grow. It has become a rite of passage for young NZers.

Visited December 2011
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Raglan New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great harbour atmosphere, nice tapas, good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

To us, it was the most enjoyable place to relax with a glass of wine. Tapas are nice, wine list local and good

Visited November 2011
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Great place to try local wines in the sun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

We both bought a tasting flight with 5 wines and enjoyed reading through the tasting notes. We loved sipping wine & eating tapas in the sun on the balcony at the wharf (were the GWC is located). The tapas and platters were to a very high standard but the portions were very small (needed to order additional platters to fill us up). Coffee was excellent. Very helpful staff (who made both us and our children feel welcome). Great variety of wine available to order inside at competitive prices. Well worth a visit.

Visited January 2012
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