Vintners Retreat

55 Raparua Road, Blenheim, South Island, 7243, New Zealand | 5 star b&b
Prices starting from $220.00

Travel Blogs from Blenheim

In which we don't see whales (again!)

A travel blog entry by simonandamanda


During the night the wind which had already been quite brisk became stronger and stronger. Amanda woke at about 3 am and the wind was so fierce that it was frightening. We live in Hong Kong and are used to typhoons, but this was really up too close and personal for my liking. Not the best weather to be staying in a tree house!!

Luckily the …


A travel blog entry by commonpeople

Arrived yesterday at Blenheim and very quickly found the place we where we were staying.
In the middle of a vineyard...a self-contained little house...with the most gorgeous huge beds with two bathrooms one with shower one with spa was a bit surreal as it began hailing with thunder and lightening as we arrived.Did a quick shop for …


A travel blog entry by hadwin


Full day of tasting ahead – hard but satisfying work. A cold and crisp morning but again not a cloud in the sky and brilliant sunshine all the way.

Wither Hills – Huge temple of a place with a great tasting room (and restaurant).

2008 Sauvignon Blanc – Light fresh acidity, passion fruit. Rich fruit on the palette …

Wellington to Blenheim

A travel blog entry by hadwin


The ferry crossing from Wellington to Picton across the Cook Straights can be treacherous apparently but we had a flat calm day with good sunshine. The trip breaks into three equal parts – leaving Wellington Harbour takes about an hour and from the viewing deck gives good views of the bay and the many towns. Then an hour across the straights …

Wine = blood + sweat + tears

A travel blog entry by rachel_ttw


Well not literally, of course, but sometimes it felt like it! Soon after my return from Wellington we started into 24 hour production i.e. 2 12 hour shifts, thankfully I was put on day shift. That week also began my training in inoculations (yeast addition) which was to be my job for the rest of vintage.

As an introduction I'll give you a quick simple overview of the winemaking process at Yealands. Grapes are ...

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This 5 star B&B, located on 55 Raparua Road, Blenheim, is near Bubbly Grape Wine Tours (Marlborough) and Wine Tours By Bike.
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