Henry’s Harvest in own backyard

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Queenstown bungy pioneer Henry van Asch is promoting a family focus for the fourth annual Gibbston Harvest Festival he’s hosting at The Winehouse and Kitchen on March 21 – he’s pictured with two of his children Hazel, two, and Amos, seven.

Sixteen wineries that harvest Gibbston grapes and 12 Wakatipu restaurants will run stalls, while entertainment for children will include bouncy castles, horse rides and horizontal bungy.

“It will be a fabulous family day out,” says festival spokesman Timbo Morrison-Deaker. “All you need is your rug, sunscreen and a hat.”

All gate sales – $15 for adults and a gold coin for children – will go this year to the Arrowtown School PTA to buy interactive whiteboards.

The festival will run from 11am-4pm with transport available through Snag Bus Tours.