Spring Has Sprung at the top of the South Island

Enjoying our Town Jeanne and I are just back from a leisurely walk down to the waterfront for a coffee, then along the Queen Charlotte Sound foreshore. Picton Winter weather has been very kind to us, with the firewood shed still over half full. The first few days of the Spring season have given us…

Details

Clearview Lodge, Harvest Season

 Clearview Lodge Autumn Harvest The Grapes Autumn has been a busy time at Clearview Lodge this season. In April, after a marvellous sunny warm summer, we harvested our Pinot Noir. We are currently drinking our 2011 and 2012 Pinot Noirs and for something a little special, our  2010 Pinot Noir Port which has proven very…

Details

Fyffe Country Lodge – Kaikoura

Cabin fever was starting to set in and thankfully we had the Olympic Games to enjoy over the past 2 weeks of downpours. The ground so soggy and small lakes everywhere. Alas… we woke to the pristine snow capped mountain vista of Kaikoura.  It was absolutely idyllic.  We drove our Russian guests to the water…

Details