Ata Rangi and Project Crimson serve up a special course for Wellington on a Plate

Project Crimson and Ata Rangi are set to show off their exceptional partnership in August when they swap cutlery for spades during New Zealand’s premier culinary festival - Wellington on a Plate.

This event will be the first in the Festival’s three-year history to combine award winning wine (and food) with an environmental project – and one that will leave future Wellingtonians with a lasting legacy.

On 5 August, on a beautiful hillside in Newtown, guests will be offered the opportunity to plant their own northern rata trees, which will be followed by a delicious Ruth Pretty winter picnic (including hot soup), and award winning Ata Rangi wines to match.    

Ruud Kleinpaste, Project Crimson trustee and environmental personality will enlighten guests with an ecological talk and all in attendance will go home with a fabulous gift pack.

To secure a place for this wonderful event, book now at Find the event by typing the keyword ‘Crimson’ into the Search Box on the top right of the home page.

The ticket price ($110) includes four native plants including one eco-sourced northern rata tree (with your name tag attached), Ata Rangi wines, a Ruth Pretty picnic and transport to and from Central Wellington (if required).


True to any Project Crimson planting, this event will go ahead rain or shine and places are limited. Bring your spade (though we will bring some spares), gardening gloves, warm clothes, and your favourite pair of gummies.