Antria Boutique Lodge
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... into the heart of wine country, picking up fellow tasters on the way. There was a couple from Chicago, now living in Auckland who were joining us for the full day, along with a mother and daughter from Australia and a Russian lady who were joining us for the half day. On hearing that we were doctors Kerry enthused about Forrest and how we had to go there. It seemed wrong to burst her bubble and say we had already been, so we kept schtum (also, we ...
... s Way Lodge - is that it is situated right next to a fire station... The stations' alarm went off in the middle of the night and it scared the absolute sh*t out of me!!! It was so, SO loud, it was still pitch black outside and I thought it meant there was an earthquake happening. I was definitely still tipsy which wouldn't have helped but it was a horrific way to be woken at like three in the morning. At least I know now that it was only a fire alarm... Not an ...
... middle of no where. It's called Makana Confections. I walked in and the lady handed me this tray with a few samples on it, for some reason I thought I got everyone so I grabbed the tray instead of just one sample haha. Felt like a tool but everyone inside thought "at least I tried". The samples were macadamia butter toffee crunch and citrus jelly squares. Both of which were so delicious. I looked around the store for a wee bit before deciding that I'd buy some ...
... there was just closing up as we made out purchase, but went on to help us browse for accommodations on her laptop. We settled on a place in Picton just a block above the marina that looked to still be available and had been recommended previously by Dave and Jane that we had met on the Doubtful Sound cruise. The place turned out to not only have lovely views but free wif-wi, continental breakfast and LAUNDRY facilities. Nothing like a few clean clothes. ...
... glass of bubbly and the classic Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc (expensive in NZ still). We then went on to try 4 other wines for a small fee ($5) and Nic had a most delightful 2007 and 2010 glass of Riesling. Both tasted quite surprisingly different. Even Alex enjoyed the 2010 vintage despite it being a white wine. The grounds at Cloudy Bay were immaculate with a gorgeous patio area and very funky chill out swing chairs hanging from the trees.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking