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  • Day73

    Tolkien's favourite words.Cellar Door...

    December 11, 2019 in New Zealand ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    Actions speak louder than words, so we visited 5 today.
    Went briefly to Napier to get some info from the Tourist Info about where to rent bikes. Found the perfect spot right next to a campervan site. Hired some bikes and set off for some wine tasting.
    Consisting of:
    1) Clearview - very tasty.
    2) Elephant hill - alright wine, better setting.
    3) Black Barn - good chips and cheese.
    4) Te Mata - lost count of how many we had and convinced the lady serving we hadn't had enough.
    5) Akarangi - very clever Psychologist chap asking lots of big worded questions to Hannah.

    The area is famed for Chardonnay and Syrah. The Syrahs were not to my liking, but some of the Chardonnays were nice.
    Got back to our campsite to find a load of people parked around our van. Guy came over to let us know they were gathered for someone who had just passed away. Didn't mind us being in the middle, which is good since we were in no fit state to drive, just checking we weren’t being too disturbed.
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