I've been on a number of tours of the wineries of Hawkes Bay of which I understand that there are about 172 in Hawkes Bay and I've visited less than 10 of them (some more than once). On Friday Gaz, Carol and I went on a tour run by a company, Vince's World of Wine, which I've not been with before and it's a company I will certainly recommend to visitors in future. The wineries were very well chosen and the wines of a very high standard. Vince drove one mini-bus but our driver/knowledgeable guide/good-fun-person was Lynn, Vince's wife. We visited 4 wineries and ended up at Moana Park, a winery just by the Pukatapu School where all Wendy and Martin's children have gone and the younger children still go. Despite its closeness I had never been into the winery. I am ashamed because as a package the wines were far and away the best we tasted.
|I think Gaz and Carol were enjoying themselves|
|Lynn looked on with a typical Kiwi smile|
|Pedro, Moana Park Winery's chief rabbit hunter|
|Moana Park's Cellar Door|