With a winning combination of crisp Veuve Clicquot Champagne and sublime food set against the beautiful backdrop of Queenstown’s snow-crowned mountains, it’s not hard to see why Clicquot in the Snow is one of the most hotly anticipated events of the year. This year’s toast to winter will see a stellar line up of experiences — both on and off the snow — as Veuve Clicquot pulls out all the stops for its ninth iteration, one we’re already suspecting will be the best one we’ve been graced with yet.
Kicking off on Thursday 1st August, the acclaimed event will deliver four action-packed days brimming with annual favourites and exciting newcomers to create a long weekend to remember. As with the previous years, guests can expect to be treated to a divine gastronomical affair at the hands of one of our country’s finest chefs, Josh Emett. This time his renowned Clicquot Long Lunch will see a four-course degustation hosted at his restaurant, Rata, with each exquisite dish paired with a glass of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, Rosé and Vintage 2008. Not the only regular to be making another appearance, the event will also be welcoming back footwear designer Kathryn Wilson, with attendees treated to an exclusive first look at the Veuve Clicquot Ambassador’s highly-anticipated Spring/Summer 19 collection.
Ensuring that thrill-seekers are catered to just as much as foodies and fashion fiends, the annual event will also be hosting an unparalleled, husky sledding experience through the high trails of the Southern Alps. Adventurous types will be encouraged to take the helm themselves, while others can kick back and allow the experienced drivers to take them through the powder-topped tracks at Snowfarm, with a crisp flute of Veuve Clicquot in hand.
Whether you are a Queenstown local or a visitor, a ski pundit or a snow sports amateur, Clicquot in the Snow welcomes any and all to celebrate winter in the best way they know how. With a variety of other enticing events taking place alongside these highlights, this year’s champagne-fuelled festivities are really worth braving the cold for.
Clicquot in the Snow takes place in Queenstown between August 1st – 4th, for tickets to the event, click here.