Sorry no garden blog this week. But instead we went away with our good buddy Aussie photographer Dallas and his lovely wife Kathy driving from Auckland to Central Otago in the South Island. Why? Photos and footage for Toi Toi Wines of course!
Well there is something to be said about campervans. Not that they aren’t great modes of transport mind you .. but when there are four adults, loads of photography equipment, props, boxes and boxes of wine (for photos of course) and a pooch named Dan, then things can get a tad cramped. And me, well I might live on a farm and wear gumboots, but there is something to be said for the comforts of home – I guess I’m not into sleeping on garage floors at vineyards nor waking up in the middle of the night and wondering where the ‘toot’ might be.
Was it an adventure? Absolutely – all in a week!
Some pics to tell the story.
Brookdale Vineyard in Marlborough – Sauvignon Blanc country
Loddon Lane Vineyard, Marlborough – gorgeous sunny day
Fairlie – Tekapo Rd, heading to Central Otago
Just stunning – Lake Tekapo, Central Otago. Perfect spot for photos ..
Clutha Vineyard, Central Otago
Proof, the pooch came on the sojourn with us. Here he is at Lake Wakatipu. A truly beautiful spot in Queenstown
Wonderful lolly shop in Arrowtown, Central Otago ..
Same shop – Fudge …..
Now that’s what I call a sign! Arrowtown …
Lovely Lupins … everywhere
Ok, we did have the odd glass or two!