Chapter 17: Eating and Cycling our Way Around Hawke’s Bay…

  Hawke’s Bay is New Zealand’s oldest wine region and was established by Marist Missionaries in 1851. It’s seaside location is picturesque and the maritime climate allows grapes to thrive. The vineyards are close enough together for a bicycle tour which I highly recommend for a fun day out and there are several exceptional vineyard restaurants

 

Hawke’s Bay is New Zealand’s oldest wine region and was established by Marist Missionaries in 1851. It’s seaside location is picturesque and the maritime climate allows grapes to thrive. The vineyards are close enough together for a bicycle tour which I highly recommend for a fun day out and there are several exceptional vineyard restaurants

  as you can see from my lunch. The region is well known for Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Shiraz. We tried several Sancerre style Sauvignon Blancs which I had not experienced in Australia, these were interestingly textured from lees stirring with delicious notes of guava and passionfruit on the palate. What a great place to relax.

 

as you can see from my lunch. The region is well known for Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Shiraz. We tried several Sancerre style Sauvignon Blancs which I had not experienced in Australia, these were interestingly textured from lees stirring with delicious notes of guava and passionfruit on the palate. What a great place to relax.