Since we were doing a lot of adventure/hiking activities on this trip, I did request a relaxing stop in the Marlborough wine country. I love Sauvignon Blancs & Pinot Noir, and this region is particularly known for both. Our place was right in the middle of the vineyards:
We got up and got ready for biking through the vineyards. Helmet hair avoidance:
We wore super-cool yellow vests (mainly because we didn’t want to get hit by other drinking drivers):
Wine tasting progression; looking pro:
The tipsy couple post-tastings:
And then we were exhausted and napped/read by the pool.
We cycled ~20km and hit 5 or 6 vineyards; they are in really close proximity of one another. A lot of the tastings were free, and we shared most of them for $5NZ if not.
For anyone going to the region, my favorite winery was Te Whare Ra, a family-owned organic vineyard. Really enjoyed it! Other winery recommendations are Highfield & Nautilus (which is even found at Costco).