Kelly was our first New Zealand Pinot Personality prize winner. Her spirit region was Marlborough so she bid farewell to the bright lights of Sydney and escaped across the ditch for an incredible trip immersed in the homeland of New Zealand’s most well known variety, Sauvignon Blanc as well as it’s neighbour, Nelson, the aromatics capital of the country. What she was surprised to find once she landed, was quite how suited the regions are to Pinot Noir. Kelly shares her travels with us in part one, of a two part blog series.
Your personality region is: Marlborough
Five words I didn’t know would lead me to a week-long adventure cruising along the top of the south island. I thought winning the Pinot Personality competition in 2017 would see me enjoying a few cheeky wines but it was oh so much more. My trusty travel pal Vicky and I got to visit Nelson, Marlborough and everywhere in between (thanks to our zippy Hertz rental car).
New Zealand Winegrowers, Tourism Nelson and Destination Marlborough hooked us up with the goods on our trip. We didn’t have to worry about a thing and kept receiving delightful surprises along the way. The perk to this, you see, is that you get to see and do things you’d never thought of before. So I am going to break down the trip highlighting a few of the most memorable moments.