Phoenix Motor Inn
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... get a photo of that, but no such luck there either.
What I excluded from the above, was that Neil had the torch, he kept forgetting about me, so every now and then I would be nagging him to think of me behind, I'm sure you can imagine the scene, pitch black in the forest, besides a stream, not sure of your footing and every now and then me moaning at Neil!!
We made it back in once piece, it's a good job he knows I'm not like that all the time, ...
On a different note while in the mount we brought monopoly New Zealand edition and my goal is to now try visit all the places that was on the monopoly board. I have done a couple so far but I will update those pictures soon.
Take care and love you all.
The evening I went out on the harvester turned out to be the last official day of harvest which of course required celebration. This came in the form of a glass of bubbly, a bbq and a short break in production before heading back to cellar to make more lovely wine.
During my reign as yeast queen I learned lots about the process of fermentation. In simple terms, yeast convert sugar into alcohol with a by product of carbon dioxide. ...
... 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 ...
... anyway it was a lovely afternoon, the sun was shining and we realised there was so much to do in picton that were would just stay there for 3 days instead of heading over to able tasman. After lunch we drove to the campsite which was fabulous – we got a pitch right on the edge of the water and sat in the sunshine looking in awe at the beauty that surrounded us, the campsite office said that dolphins were in the bay that morning and orcas just a few ...