Thursday, November 13, 2008

Next stop New Zealand!

Two flights and 63 kilometers of driving on the wrong side of the road after leaving Sydney, we found ourselves in Wanaka, New Zealand. We were so excited. Not only is Wanaka a beautiful corner of the world, it is the home of two of our favorite people: Anna Kate and Jaime and their lovely bed and breakfast: the Wanaka Stonehouse.

We didn't need to see any sites to have a lovely time in New Zealand; Anna Kate and Jaime's company is that good. But boy did we. After settling in and catching up on the first night, we spent our first day getting to know the wines of the Central Otago region.

Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling - oh my! (We went here, here and here and had a lovely time.)

This nice man at Bald Hills convinced us to buy his wine. Not like he was all "buy my wine!!!" Rather it was his "I just came from the fields, where I'm turning our winery all organic" demeanor and, more importantly, his tasty wine that made the successful sales pitch.

And at Mount Difficulty (a very cool name by the way), we had a reaaaallllllly good lunch. And more wine. Because we hadn't had enough until then. Besides, wine is simply called for when you're appreciating a view like this.

Don't you agree?

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