After a sensational day out at the Wairarapa Harvest Festival where we were alongside more than 2000 other people sampling the regions wine and food, it was lovely on sunset to drive into the tranquility of the grounds at Gladstone Vineyards.
Our delightful accommodation for the night was a beautifully appointed, self-catering apartment set above the old winery with views out across the vines – and what a spot it with as you’d expect, a queen-size bed, fully fitted kitchen and separate sitting area with all the modern conveniences provided.
Gladstone Vineyard is a family run business with an international reputation for distinctive, high quality wines of finesse and complexity. Established on the old riverbed of the Ruamahanga River at Gladstone, they’re proud to be considered one of New Zealand’s most scenic vineyards. Their focus is committed to creating world class wines that express the exceptional characteristics of New Zealand’s Gladstone region. They produce a Gladstone Vineyard Sav Blanc, a Vineyard Reserve and a Pinot Gris called 12,000 Miles – the vineyard owner’s emigrated from Scotland – can guess how many miles away that is?
For day trip visitor’s The Gladstone Vineyard Café is a great place to enjoy fine food and premium wines in a family friendly setting, indoors or out. The sunny and sheltered café garden overlooks the vineyard and is a great spot to enjoy a relaxed long lunch. The indoor area provides all year round dining. The café is open every weekend (Friday to Sunday, and public holidays) throughout the year.