Clicquot in the Snow Back for 2017

Veuve Clicquot's annual Queenstown champagne festival returns in August

Clicquot in the Snow takes over Queenstown for four days from August 3. Picture / Supplied

If you’re a fan of carving it up on the slopes — and of the apres-ski vibe that goes with any winter playground worth its salt — Queenstown is where you want to be come the colder months. Luxury champagne house Veuve Clicquot will hold its annual Clicquot in the Snow festival from Thursday, August 3 to Sunday, August 6, promising four days of premium activities and experiences.

Among them is a runway show by footwear designer Kathryn Wilson at the Milford Sound Flight Hangar, a long lunch at Rata, featuring a four-course degustation menu designed by Josh Emett, and high tea at Skyline Queenstown.

There are also Clicquot Brunches at Pier 19 and Clicquot Flute and Fries on offer at the Hilton. 

New to this year’s event is VIP experience Clicquot Croquet in the Snow, which involves a scenic helicopter to a snowy peak for a flute of champagne and a round of “the highest croquet in the Southern Hemisphere”.

Coronet Peak will again play host to the Cliquot Snow Bar and the Clicquot Hole-in-One mini putt, and this year’s closing party will be inspired by Clicquot Rosé.

• Visit Clicquotinthesnow.co.nz

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