Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Mission Estate Winery

i've just returned from a trip "down-under" to New Zealand.

it's a good 12 hour flight from Hong Kong which made my 1-week stay there go far to quickly...

this time i spent most of my time in Napier (Maori: Ahuriri) a city in Hawke's Bay.
Hawke's Bay is the green section on the map.

Napier is a extremely sunny city located on the east coast of the North Island and is famous for its delicious stone-fruit, award winning wines, and art deco styled buildings.

during my stay here i couldn't miss a visit to my favorite winery; Mission Estate, which is the oldest winery in New Zealand being built in 1851.

the Mission Restaurant is a beautifully restored building nestled in the hills with sweeping views over Napier, amazing food and naturally divine wine!

i couldn't resist coming all the way to New Zealand and not having the lamb on offer, and what a perfect choice! "Hawke's Bay natural lamb rump with rosemary rub, on roast kumara with green pea and pearl onion nage" .....mmm

if you are ever in Napier i highly recommend a lunch over a few glasses of award winning white wine!

Mission Estate Winery
198 Church Road
Hawkes Bay
New Zealand


pascale said...

now someone is globe trotting a lot here! haha
beautiful scenery and delicous food- what more can you ask for... :)

world of sekimachihato said...

yes, it's been a good year for travelling! should be it though for this year... need to start saving for 2009! hehe

OMG, the food here is amazing! felt like i was in heaven... or close to it!

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