Ugbrooke Country Estate
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- Swimming pool
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- Free parking
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... I'm always surprised.
Oh and I forgot, the first night I was here it got down in the 40s!!!! I WAS FREEZING! The woofers sleep out in this barn thing, so there isn't any insulation, and after sleeping in houses in warmer climates, I was an ice cube. I felt super lame considering it's like 10 degrees at home with a ton of snow, but oh well. That night I slept in my wool base layers, wool socks (which I hated but it was way necessary), and ...
... Ryan looking for the next big thing started researching the profits of wineries versus wheat per acre...We stopped at Wairau River for yet another tasting and lunch on long wooden benches surrounded by grape vines. While the tasting was uncomfortable due to the grouchy lady serving us the wine lunch was fabulous. I enjoyed a blue cheese soufflé with pavlova with passion fruit puree for dessert...so good...oh and two glasses of nutmeggy ...
... to find shelter from the rain whilst we prepared for sleep, but it was not to be.
We carried on further still and came upon yet another lake in this land of water. The rain had created a shrouding mist which descended below the mountain tops and created a mirror image in the water below. It was a view which can only usually be captured on postcards and it soothed my soul. More signs warned of camping at the lakeside so we drove to a nearby tennis court and ...
... the actual one, from lord of the rings, but it was boring, just in a display case. Headed to kaikoura coast and boy is it cold here!! About 10 degrees and dropping, rainy and windy too. Ben is ****** about the weather, what a change from where we were last ...
... Island. A highlight of the afternoon was visiting a small vineyard run be a man and his wife who specialised in Pinot Gris, such a refreshing change from the huge vineyards elsewhere in the region.
On the Wednesday we bid farewell to Blenheim and also to the South Island with a quick cup of coffee and a chat with Sue before taking the ferry back to Wellington.
Top wine - Yealands Pinot Noir 2012, Gibson Bridge Tresor Rouge 2010