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Loveblock: Somebody's Darling Lies Buried Here

According to local legend, sometime in 1865, a miner in Central Otago, New Zealand found the body of a young man on his property.  Lacking an identity or next of kin for the young man, the miner buried him, and marked his grave with a simple wooden plank, into which he engraved the words,  658 more words


Wine Review: 2015 Felton Road "Block 6" Chardonnay

Felton Road has become one of Central Otago’s leading wineries in the US market thanks to the ceaseless promotion of their wines across the world’s major wine markets. 614 more words

Felton Road

February 2017

It’s very quiet at the moment and I don’t really have a lot to do. It’s time to share some photographs with you all.
I’m Dorothy and I live in the little coastal town of Oamaru (pictured above) on the Southeast Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. 28 more words


Wine tasting amongst the mountains. Central Otago, New Zealand

When I think about wine regions in NZ, I go straight to Marlborough. It’s well known and I don’t mind a Marlborough Sav Blanc. When planning my recent (and first) trip to New Zealand South Island, Marlborough was initially on the to-do list. 1,065 more words


Regional Wines In-Store Mini NZ Pinot Noir Tasting - Jan 2017

Clos Henri ‘Petit Clos’ Pinot Noir Marlborough 2015 -$23.55 Juicy & approachable, with structure and depth.

Kiritea ‘ Te Hera’ Pinot Noir Martinborough 2013  -$21.65 – savoury, peppery  & aromatic. 114 more words

Toi Toi Clutha Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

The incredible PinotNZ conference wraps in Wellington New Zealand today. After seeing all the social media posts from panelists and attendees, I’ll be ensuring I book a ticket for the next one. 126 more words

Tasting Notes


Aoraki, or Mt Cook if you prefer, is the tallest piece of real estate in New Zealand so as we had a spare day in Queenstown…Yep you guessed it, road-trip! 175 more words