It has been called the most stylish event of winter, where fine Champagne flows like water and outfits are matched to the shade of 'Clicquot Yellow'. Annual Champagne festival Clicquot in the Snow is set to make its return to Queenstown this August. Held in and around the picturesque lakeside village from August 2-5, this year's program will deliver four days of cork-popping experiences inspired by the French Champagne house.
For the first time, the leisurely activity of snow shoeing will join the program. Guests will be given free rein of Snow Farm's 55 kilometres of cross-country skiing trails before embarking on a four-kilometre journey to the backcountry Meadow Hut to enjoy a grazing platter with Champagne.
The annual runway show is a major drawcard of the festival. This year, footwear designer Kathryn Wilson's spring/summer 18 collection will be shown at Jack's Point Clubhouse ahead of its release.
The après ski scene will be celebrated up at Coronet Peak with a bar where guests can unwind with a glass of Champers after an active day on the slopes; the Long Lunch will see chef Josh Emett create a four-course degustation at Rata; and the Clicquot Gala will close the event with live entertainment.