Vintners Retreat

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

Travel Blogs from Blenheim

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 ...

Nydia track

A travel blog entry by groteboze


... hot tub, which I happily used, and listened to some music and my audio book in their library/relax room.

Another feature of the lodge is the two sea kayaks they have. And they had waterskirts! During my last vacation, in Luxembourg, a couple of friends brought their canoos along and I happily played along with their superb canoo polo skills. I picked up a few tricks there and could consistently rotate my canoo back up, from an underwater position. I was eager ...

Ay but is it potatoes?

A travel blog entry by laurenandryan


... performance and now they're already being recruited in the bars! Ryan has been doing a bit of busking himself, including singing! He's not too keen on it though because 'people look at him' and some kid pointed and shouted at his dad to 'look at that man'. But it's easy enough to make a bit of dinner money this way so I'm sure he will do it again. I'll get a photo next time! There's also a jazz festival going on in Nelson at the minute and there are ...


A travel blog entry by jasonandtiff


... city centre. We arrived at our very relaxed accommodations and were greeted by mike - the young hotel converted hostel owner who was in the middle of a Sunday night poker game. We really enjoyed this relaxed, unique and social hostel equipped with a local friendly restaurant, bar and games room (although the other guests seemed to take little care of the communal kitchen). The restaurant has a nice and cheap roast beef dinner that we took ...

New Zealand part 1

A travel blog entry by sallyandjamie


... world famous' Scallop festival in Whitianga. Making our way to Central North Island, we were distracted by Hobbiton, the set location for the Hobbit and the The Lord of the Rings films. Sally was the only tourist who had not seen or read any of said films/books. After a beer in the Green Dragon replica pub we realised we sadly couldn't live in a hobbit hole so moved on to Rotorua and Taupo. This volcanic area is renowned for its geothermal activity which we ...

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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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