This weekend is the Auckland Anniversary Weekend (each province has its own local holiday - most do not coincide) and as we did on Anniversary Weekend last year we have headed south again to Central Otago to continue our epicurean exploration of the region. I know we were here just a month ago, but with Omicron predicted to explode in the community within a week we were at first a little hesitant to go then figured this could be the last chance to get about freely for a while and the wine was calling.
In truth it is a part of a cunning plan on my part to convince her indoors that this would be a place to retire to. She seems to be warming to the idea and is already suggesting that we should come back for her birthday in May…I love when a plan comes together!
So here we are eating our way around Queenstown, Cromwell and Wanaka, visiting various wineries along the way - and collecting a number of bottles to go back with us…sure glad we packed lightly.
|A pleasant view of the vineyards in the Gibbston Valley|
|An even more pleasant view of the barrel room at Peregrine Wines where my credit card took a bit of a hammering.|
|And the result of the hammering.|