Aug 11 2012
An expo for the region’s products called the Marlborough Wine and Food Festival is now bringing people together from all over the world to experience the quality of this abundance. Since there are limited slots, it is important that you book your stay as early as possible for Blenheim accommodation since they are always booked out.
There’s a wide variety of choices for you Your choice of accommodation, from the budget end backpackers and cabins to the most luxurious ones, is all up to you.
The Marlborough Wine and Food Festival happens around the grapevines of one of the biggest estates of Blenheim. The event is expected to be kept alive by a lineup of performers. Shuttle buses, on the other hand, are there to take you to and from Blenheim at any time of the day.
During the festival, the region features more than 45 Marlborough wineries and 500 wines. The culinary specialties of the area are also on show. Moreover, several of New Zealand’s chefs and winemakers are present during the festival to provide workshops and demonstrations.
The recent addition called the Fashion in the Vines Competition has made the festival even more exciting. This particular competition is all about seeking for the best dressed female and male contestants. Contestants are judged on: style and originality of the outfit, appropriateness of attire for the Marlborough Wine Festival, appropriateness of accessories, suitability of outfit to climate, grooming and deportment.
The event is held on the second Saturday of February annually and lets the world experience the most precious festival. The region’s distinction in producing the best wines was brought about by the grape vines which have received a series of both national and international awards. Being one of the world’s best, the sauvignon blanc wines are definitely Marlborough’s most notable wines.
With more than 9000 hectares of vineyards, Marlborough is the largest wine grower among all the regions in New Zealand. Most varieties of grapes produced include Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Gewrztramier and Sauvignon Blanc Since producing wine has become a source of income for some people, it’s plantation has extended across the southern part of the Awatare Valley, Rapaura’s river beds, Lower Wairu and West Waihopa.
Because of these grapevines, the region has been recognized as the producer of the highest quality of wines gathering both national and international awards. One of the most notable wine varieties is Marlborough’s Sauvignon Blanc wines which is very popular all over the world.
So why not stay in a winery accommodation in Blenheim. While around the area, make sure you savor the chance of enjoying all its many attractions. Seafarers and kayakers will find peace in the Marlborough Sounds. Blenheim, a well-known place for its fishing and water sports, also offers you a trip on the mail boat.
Numerous fishing guides are available for you to hire so that you get full assistance while fishing in the local freshwater streams. The perfectly-formed paths that leads to the coves and ridges lines of the 71km Queen Charlotte Track is a paradise for mountain bikers and free walkers alike.
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