Marlborough Bed & Breakfast
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The Kaitaki, an interislander ferry, is the size of a small cruise ship. Private cabins, cafes, lounge, observation and sun decks, this water vessel transports cars, people, livestock and supplies across the sound. My destination is Blenheim, the gateway to the Marlborough wine region. The 3.5 hour trip flies by as I am engrossed in the …
... than I did before. I'd love to work in a winery again, maybe in Chile or Napa Valley. And maybe next time, I'd prefer to work in a smaller winery where I can be involved in every stage of winemaking and get a more complete, intimate picture of how it all happens.
Have you enjoyed any good wines lately? During your next trip to the liquor store, I challenge you to visit the wine section, browse the New Zealand shelves and pick something from the Marlborough ...
... very knowledgable about the operation as this was a much smaller production. The red didn't disappoint, as the Pinot from their Bancott Vineyard was excellent (and came with a cork!)
The last stop before lunch and the mussel trip was Cloudy Bay. The tasting server was outstanding. Turns out she grows grapes to sell to other wineries and works the tasting room here on the weekend. When Warren asked her about the report he had read on the region switching to ...
In my last wittering I began the saga of Erewhon Station where I hoped to ride the Clydesdale horses. Erin (Owner? Manager?) had asked me to phone back (for the third time) on the Sunday evening to confirm a ride for Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning – which I did. A different female answered – “Oh Erin's gone away for a couple of days, she'll be back on Tuesday evening – can you ring back?”. No, I can't, ...
... you are the only ones there and it feels as though no one else has discovered it yet – with the same number of people as in Bristol in the whole of the south island it makes things seem very empty. We played around on the beach for a while until it was a reasonable hour to head off to the vineyards for some wine tasting. M & M had decided on Cloudy Bay as they know this one from home. We pulled up at a beautiful building and went through into the tasting room where we chose ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking