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Marlborough Region – Part 2

Let’s take a walk through the vines.

Marlborough Winery stay

It’s only early summer so the grapes are just starting to fruit. They won’t be ready until Easter time.

Marlborough Winery stay

There aren’t many predators around so the rabbits still run free.

Marlborough Winery stay

And Mother Duck can still rear her ducklings.

Marlborough Winery stay

The hydrangeas are blooming nicely.

Marlborough Winery stay

There might be a storm overnight, but in New Zealand the weather doesn’t usually hang around too long.

Marlborough Winery stay

Time to head inside for the night.

Marlborough Region – Part 1

Being recreational wine enthusiasts, our next destination was the wine mecca of Marlborough, a region located at the north-east end of the South Island.

We stayed in a delightful holiday cottage called Andahlane Cottage.

Marlborough Winery stay

It’s set in the vineyards just out of the small town of Renwick.

Marlborough Winery stay

Marlborough is a bit like the Hunter Valley on steroids. The vineyards cover an area 5 times the size of the Hunter Valley, hence there are dozens of cellar doors to potentially visit. The wines can also be over-the-top (I think almost everyone has tasted a fruit-bowl-like Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc sometime in their life) but we were interested in tasting the wines of the smaller, artisanal producers.

But that’s for another day.

Marlborough Winery stay