Kaikora and Marlborough Wineries
Trip Start Sep 10, 2007
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When we arrived at Blenheim we booked out wine tour for the next day and booked into our campsite. That night while have dinner we got chatting to a wine maker. Blenheim is in the middle of the Marlborough wine district, this is why we made a stop here. So we got loads of info about the various vineyards in the area from him, nice one, some inside info. What was interesting was that he was drinking cask wine from Chile......he obviously doesn't think much of the New Zealand wines!!!
So the next day we were picked up for the wine tour, the driver was a really nice man, he was about 70years old and he took life very very very slowly, he is dead right too
At each winery, we were told a bit about the wine and then given samples of about 6 different wines to try. Some of them were gorgeous and indeed we bought one bottle of our favourite. A nice Reisling. In the winery we were able to taste olive oils with different flavours such as garlic. They also gave us liquers and these were exquisite. Following this we were dropped back to our campsite. We were all "wined out" and just hit the hay after another very enjoyable day.