Particularly good behaviour was on the menu for the 10,000 revelers at Toast Martinborough.
Organisers of yesterday's Wairarapa wine festival took new measures against pre-loaders and alcohol smugglers.
Police say the effort paid off.
Senior Sergeant Carolyn Watson says despite eight arrests, she's pleased with how things went.
"Crowd behaviour has been better than past years, I think the measures that have been put in place by the organisers, security and police have made a significant impact on the levels of intoxication."
A woman struck by a bus as she was leaving the festival is likely to be released from hospital later today.
The 31-year-old suffered head injuries after stepping in front of the bus at about 7pm last night.
Many festival goers were left in shock after seeing the accident.