Antria Boutique Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... this _______, it is right nice." Once again, the Kiwi hospitality did us well.
Lunch evolved into the afternoon and we found ourselves wandering the vineyard once again in absolute awe of our beautiful New Zealand surroundings. An afternoon filled with fresh, locally sourced food, wine, and a long walk around their vineyard and gardens? Yup, I think we found heaven on earth. ...
... Bay. The Queen Charlotte Track is a 45 mile walkway that extends almost the entire length of the Sound and the portion around Mistletoe Bay is among the most picturesque. This path was originally traveled by the native Maori. We had a guided walk for a few hours in the forest. There were towering Rima trees, which were already mature when Captain Cook sheltered in the sound in the 1770's. We saw lots of native bush covered by nikau palms, flowering orchids and ...
... not his business. One wonders what will happen when he retires. The Montepulciano was lovely, the Pinot Gris was pink but nice. Steve actually liked a Sauvignon Blanc that was oaked because he couldn't taste the oak. We rounded off our winery visits with Allan Scott, well known in Australia apparently. All good! Back to the lodge to pack as we have to get up early to get to Kaikoura for our Whale watching trip (fingers crossed the weather is good and they run the trip).
We hired bikes and set off to Wither Hills winery. We toured the winery and discovered how they made wine. After several tastings we were on our way. We both enjoyed the Reisling. Best to have wine just below room temperature rather than freezing as you experience all the flavours. The marlborough is made up of three main valleys. Depending ...
The evening I went out on the harvester turned out to be the last official day of harvest which of course required celebration. This came in the form of a glass of bubbly, a bbq and a short break in production before heading back to cellar to make more lovely wine.
During my reign as yeast queen I learned lots about the process of fermentation. In simple terms, yeast convert sugar into alcohol with a by product of carbon dioxide. ...