We were booked for three nights but stranded in Wellington for one of the nights due to a 'weather bomb' that cancelled all ferry sailings. When we finally arrived the sun came out and we settled into a wonderful cottage literally in the vineyard. We were looking for lunch and invited to traipse through the vines to a neighboring vineyard which had a lovely restaurant nestled in the vines by a river. Food and wine there was lovely. Couldn't get any better. But it did, as the next day we visited multiple vineyards and came back to roast a rack of lamb on the BBQ accompanied by a Seresin Pinor Noir we picked up at the cellar door. As we sat on the deck we watched the sun go down while enjoying our feast - an evening to remember. The accommodations were more than adequate- the shower was amazing and the owners charming. We dearly missed our third night stolen by the weather/ferries and would happily stay again and again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Two luxurious one bedroom cottages set amongst the vines, Walnut Block Cottages offer a haven of seclusion and comfort in a relaxed and inspiring environment. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Walnut Block Cottages Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand