Sunday, May 4, 2014

Hurunui Valley Wine Trail - perfect for an Autumn day

This morning was fresh, sunny and autumny, and we decided it would be a great day to check out the new bike/walk trail round the Waipara vineyards.

Well, we headed off about 10:30am, strolling, not rushing.  The colours of the golden vines in rows was lovely
We got a little lost after Greystone Wines, and when we came to a junction the sign pointing off in the different directions was just lying on the ground, so could have pointed anywhere!  at that point we set off back.  Greystone had opened their cellar door at 11am, so we tasted a few of their wines, thus fortified headed on foot under the motorway, and round on a sideshoot to Waipara Springs.  Lunch, a seafood platter was very welcome!

A final stroll back to the car, parked near the Waipara Domain, and it was 2pm, my how time flies when you are having fun.

Here's the link if you are wanting to give it a go!