We love wine. Not just for the obvious reason...it's nice to drink something that has such a nuanced development. Everything about it's creation - from grape, soil and weather to treatment, ageing and barrel. It's real artisan stuff.
Wine tours in Marlborough are pretty easy and great fun. New Zealand doesn't have a long viticultural past - but my god, it will have a long future! Marlborough is regarded as the worlds greatest grower of Sauvignon Blanc and we tasted plenty of great stuff today (fortunately typing doesn't slur....).
We visited Saint Clair, Cloudy Bay, Grove Mill and Fromm. We really liked the design of the Fromm labels.
Anytime I read a travel piece I am ready to book a ticket. I'm such a sucker for any cultural experience. Sounds amazing! I've done Europe, much of Asia, and North Africa. Hands down my favorite trip was a food and wine tour to Tuscany. Really had the time of my life and it's like every local is there to help you enjoy. Next trip you should check it out.
Posted by: Ailish Alda | March 29, 2010 at 12:30 PM
As it is Thanksgiving, I wanted to share with you an incredible first-hand account of the terror attacks in Mumbai (http://cricketfamily.blogspot.com/2008/11/email-from-mumbai.html) We have so much to be thankful for.
Posted by: Sara Bradshaw | November 28, 2008 at 01:44 PM
oh I remember those viniards ...loved them!!
Posted by: lilou | November 22, 2008 at 10:38 PM