Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Another post about wine

Weather's warming up, winds are dying down and the sun is coming out. It's springtime in New Zealand.

And the perfect destination for a Sunday in the spring is found in the heart of the Wairarapa region, just an hour and a half north of Wellington. It's an annual wine and food festival called Toast Martinborough.

Even though the sun wasn't shining much on this day, we joined some friends in a stroll between the vineyards and a few wine tastings.

Event organisers are well prepared for the day, providing convenient neck holsters and glasses that are the perfect size.

A day of friends, wine, food and even entertainment and dancing (for the record, I'm not in the photo above) makes for a pretty long day. Add in a bus ride up and over the Rimutuka hills at the end, and I'm not ashamed to admit I was in bed by 8 pm that night.


Dave said...

A pub crawl for wine? I'm pretty sure my dad might fly to NZ for this.

Phil said...

Bit concerned about that yellow rope/ribbon containing wine-glass. One small stumble, and whoosh!!! red wine-stained shirt and pants.