At face value, the chilly temperatures of a southern winter wouldn’t necessarily be the foundations for one of the hottest events on the country’s social calendar, but when that event is framed by the wintry beauty of Queenstown and the champagne is flowing, it’s the top pick.
This year’s highly anticipated Clicquot in the Snow festival from 1-4 August builds on both the local and international success which has seen this iconic winter experience become a must-attend event – or more specifically events, with a four-day itinerary packed full of things to do in and around Queenstown to celebrate the glory of winter. This will be the ninth year that Clicquot in the Snow has been held in the majestic resort town of Queenstown, celebrating all things winter with an iconic Veuve Clicquot twist.
As with previous years, there’s the opportunity to satisfy your culinary cravings with the renowned Clicquot Long Lunch at Rata Restaurant, created at the hand of renowned chef Josh Emett. The four-course degustation lunch on Friday 2 August and Saturday 3 August has been exquisitely paired with Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, Rosé and Vintage 2008.
On Friday 2 August, the highly anticipated Kathryn Wilson Runway Show will give an exclusive first look at the Veuve Clicquot Ambassador’s Spring/Summer 19 Footwear Collection ahead of its release later in the year. Enjoy an evening of glamour, fashion and, of course, a Veuve Clicquot twist.
If thrill seeking is more up your adventurous alley, Clicquot in the Snow will also be playing prestigious host to a husky sledding experience through the high trails of the Southern Alps. Take the helm yourself or kick back and enjoy the ride through the powder-coated tracks at Snowfarm – with a crisp flute of Veuve Clicquot in hand. To complete the dream getaway, The Hilton Queenstown will be offering exclusive experiences with a Clicquot twist to suit everyone, including the popular ‘Flute & Facial’ at its luxurious Eforea spa for the month of August.
While you’re down that way, why not take a Gondola ride to Bob’s Peak, situated high above Queenstown, and journey the hidden world of the southern night sky with Clicquot Star Gazing. Enjoy a truly unique experience as you sip from your flute of Veuve Clicquot and check out sights not visible to the naked eye. Unwind with a glass of champagne after an active day on the mountain with a Clicquot Après Bar available for the month of August at Coronet Peak, with no booking required.