22nd February Saturday
We woke up to to a glorious red sky, is that red sky in the morning shepherds warning or is it reversed in the southern hemisphere? Showered and had breakfast then spent the rest of the morning tidying the little space we had in the Tiny while waiting to be picked up for the winery tour at 11:30. The minibus arrived on time from Bubbly Grape and we got under way. The driver was very good and gave us a running commentary all of the tour. The first one we visited was Hunters where we sampled about 5 wines and were given some history about Hunters by a very nice lady, then walked to a gallery in the garden where the artist was actually doing a painting. Went on to 4 other wineries during the tour one being the very famous Cloudy Bay, Allan Scott, Glieson & Spy Valley. At Cloudy bay after the tour we had lunch there which was very nice. On the way back to the campsite we visited a chocolate factory and watched them making some of the chocolates, we resisted buying any though, back in the van the driver gave us a chocolate each that he had bought in the factory. We arrived back at the site around 5pm after having a nice relaxing day. A couple on the tour were from Otley in Yorkshire and when we were talking to them we found out that they come over to Villanueva del Rosario(which is only about 5k from where we live) every summer doing a cycling holiday, what a small world we live in. Back at the campsite we had a nice swim but the water was a bit cold for us so didn't stay in too long, then we fed Eddie the eel and Tommy the trout who live in the river that runs through the site. Then we did some sunbathing, had dinner and had an early night.