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Marlborough Wine Country

Renwick, New Zealand

A short flight on a small dual-prop plane and we were touching down in Blenheim, a city at the Northeast of the South Island and gateway to the Marlborough wine region. New Zealand has a relatively young wine-making history that really took off in the 1970s. The most famous of their wines is Savignon Blanc, but they also known for Pinot Noir. The countryside in this area is beautiful. We rented a car and drove around the region exploring the sweeping sunny wine fields and lush mountains surrounding them. We checked into our hostel, Watson's Way - a very chill place with friendly owners, hammocks and picnic tables outside. We decided to treat ourselves to dinner at one of the Vineyards - Hans Herzog - we had a delicious meal and great bottle of wine.

The next morning we visited a vineyard, did a wine tasting, and then took off southward down the coastline to the marine wildlife capital of New Zealand - Kaikoura.

permalink written by  bhkann on December 5, 2012 from Renwick, New Zealand
from the travel blog: New Zealand, 2012
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