Photos from Nelson, New Zealand

From Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews
March 20, 2017 - 8:03am
Visiting Nelson Peter and Peter enjoy a beer – my favorite photo from the entire trip. More of the story below… Many of my very favorite moments from our travels through New Zealand happened in Nelson. What an incredible community and place! The area sits facing the Tasman Bay at the edge of the world’s largest ocean, but with its placement in the Bay the region receives a bit more protection than those directly facing the Pacific. As a result, the waters off Nelson play host to an incredible array of sea life, including regular whale migrations, but can also be visited safely for water sports. A natural barrier wall borders the town and people are regularly there paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming or looking for sea life. On top of the natural splendor of the area, Nelson is also an incredible artist community. That feeling of creative celebration infuses itself through the winemaking, the food, and the town itself. It truly is one of my favorite places I’ve ever visited. While in Nelson our international wine troupe focused primarily on the Aromatics Symposium, tasting aromatic white varieties from all over New Zealand. As a result we saw fewer wines simply from the region itself but the generosity Nelson showed in hosting the Symposium gave us great opportunity to meet winemakers from all over the country and taste such wines as well. A few of my stand outs from the trip were found here and some of our best adventures too. Here’s a look through photos as shared at the time on Instagram. Love this so hard. We’ve arrived in Nelson. The main hotel in town is the Rutherford, named for Earnest Rutherford, the first man to figure out how to split the atom, born in Nelson. I was hoping to stay in the Geiger-Marsden room but no such luck. They’re level of geekery stops at the naming of the Atom Cafe. #nzwine @nzwinegrowers @nzwineusa A post shared by Hawk Wakawaka (@hawk\_wakawaka) on Jan 27, 2017 at 5:26pm PST Wonderfully aged 2007 Pinot Gris from Prophet’s Rock. #nzwine @nzwinegrowers @nzwineusa @paulpujol A post shared by Hawk Wakawaka (@hawk\_wakawaka) on Jan 27, 2017 at 7:50pm PST Stand out wine of a New Zealand wide aromatics tasting: Ostler 2015 Spatlese Riesling. Really nicely balanced. Delicious textural wine. #nzwine @nzwinegrowers @nzwineusa @ostlerwine A post shared by Hawk Wakawaka (@hawk\_wakawaka) on

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