HOT OFF THE PRESS!
If you don’t trust our palates then maybe you’ll listen to Winestatem with regards to Terrace Edge Wines!
“Whoop. Winestate Magazine have just published their best NZ Wines for 2019. We’re proud to say that of the 200 wines, six belong to us! EVERY. SINGLE. WINE we submitted for tasting got named on the list.
One could call that punching above our weight. We say it’s a reflection that small family vineyards create exceptional wines.
If you’re drinking our Syrah, Albarino, Rose, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir – you’re drinking some of the finest wine in the country.
Come and try them for yourself at our tasting room. Open Thursday – Sunday 11 – 4.30pm.”
Last week was my birthday and I did not want to do anything swish or expensive or OTT so we decided on a road trip north of Lyttelton with various stops along the way, but ending up @ Terrace Edges Vineyard for a wee tasting & toasties.
It was a cracker of a day weather wise so we piled into Gertie the 1975 Series III Land Rover & off we went…
First stop of the day was the Old School Collective, and the name pretty much says it all. A group of folks got together & purchased an old, abandoned school complex and proceeded to curate a group of independent, creative businesses (and a cafe called, appropriately The Office) to fill the empty spaces. The stores run the gamut from Twine Antiques (our favourite) to Good Dirt Flowers to Louise Who Pre-loved Clothing and even a Yoga Club. Twine was a standout – an antique shop that actually has antiques @ a fair price & not overpriced junk. Hound #2 made 2 immediate (right as we walked in the door) purchases & was very happy. After coffees & a shared piece of carrot cake @ The Office we continued…
A quick pop in visit @ the Brick Mill but it has changed & the one shop that held our interest has gone but Hound #2 managed to find a bargain plant pot…
Next stop was to be Mumma T Trading Lounge but it was not to be – as we strolled up to the shop they were carrying out the last of the shop goods & closed & locked the door!
With all this faffing around we were now hungry & thirsty, so onto lunch! We had been to Terrace Edge Winery a couple of times before & have always thought their wines (and olive oil & olives) to be top notch & pretty much have bought & enjoyed the lot. But we’d spotted on a previous visit a wee menu that offered toasties! So we sat down for the full vino tasting & ordered our toasties (a special combo deal – a toasties & a glass of wine of your choice for only $20 for white, $22 for red). I went with the Vietnamese Pork Toastie & washed it down with the excellent Pinot Gris and Hound #2 being a veggo ordered the Mushroom, Olive & Feta/Gouda Cheese Toastie & sculled it with a perfect Rosé. Delish.
And as in our last couple of wine tastings @ Terrace Edge we liked the lot – and walked away with a bottle of the Rosé, the Pinot Gris & the Classic Riesling (that is what the wallet would allow) and some olives.
So if you are lost in North Canterbury or need a special place to take some mates or family, put Terrace Edge in the list & you won’t be disappointed….