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Very lovely place, room great and helpful manager and staff!! Food wonderful.
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We managed to get up at 6am to get the 8.30am ferry across to the South Island as we had valet parking the car was right outside, we made a quick stop for petrol and then got to the Interisland ferry terminal. We dropped the car off and checked in our luggage and then waited to board for the 3 hour trip across to Picton. A man passed us with a …
... attraction of the Sound but tends to be a little sleepy during the winter. This is attractive to us. So the mail run it is on Monday, lasts around 4 hours and cover a large area of the Sound. The scenery here is very beautiful. We will get the camera out a take some picks for you.
... 8211; Aussie Bay is the first campsite we stayed on when we arrived on South Island 4 weeks before in the dark and rain… funny how things come around!
After packing away and getting warmed up with a shower we took a slow, chilled drive part way over the Queen Charlotte Track before heading to catch the ferry to take us back to the North Island! The reality of only having two weeks left has well and truly hit home ...
... gris to try and a sauvignon blanc, but there oaky c******nay and sparkling wines were definitely the best we'd had in New Zealand. The manager on duty was funny and full of facts about the winery and its grapes and we also found ourselves tasting next to some women from Christchurch. They offered new restaurants for us to try and places to see before we were back in the car with a bottle of c******nay and sparkling wine.
Remember how I met this cool winemaker and enjoyed some R&R at his sanctuary home and vineyard? (hint: previous entry). Well, now I work for him! I arrived in the Marlborough wine region during the height of vintage, as it is called in the world of wine. Vintage is the season of grape harvest and wine production, and is thus the busiest time of year for any winery. During casual conversation with my new friend the ...