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2011: Robert M. Parker, Jnr: ‘This blogger...’:

2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Friday, 23 December 2011

New Zealand 2007 – a few photos from Waiheke

 Man O'War Vineyards on Waiheke Island, just of Auckland  

In November 2007 a group of us from Circle of Wine Writers had a fantastic two week trip to the New Zealand and its vineyards. We started in Auckland and made our way through the country down to Central Otago before finishing in Christchurch for the Air New Zealand Wine Awards. Sadly Christchurch has again today been hit by further tremors, some 10 months after the serious earthquake hit the city. As is customary with these CWW we paid our air fares, while The New Zealand Winegrowers generously hosted us while in New Zealand. 

Here are a few photos taken on Waiheke Island at the start of our trip.

   Man O'War Vineyards

Self-portrait@Cable Bay Vineyards

The port@Waiheke


Tim Atkin said...

It's Man O' War, Jimbo. Nice pics.

Jim's Loire said...

Thanks Tim, You are right it's now!

Jim's Loire said...

Tim. Just shows that it's possible to take the occasional half decent snap with a Canon!