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The view from our office

While most vineyards are beautiful places to work, we spent the last few days in a particularly incredible spot perched above the Awatere Valley and the Inland Kaikoura mountain range.

Better yet, the work was paid hourly, so we actually had a chance to slack off and enjoy the view!


12 responses

  1. bob

    So happy for you guys, incredible spot. Vt vines just starting to ripen-birds soon

    August 21, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    • hey Bob! i’ll try to convince the migrant workforce to follow us back to VT next spring. we have a tough time keeping up with some of these guys, and i figure they could wrap and tie all of boyden valley in a day. ive been thinking of the vines back home of course…hope the harvest is a good one.

      August 21, 2011 at 11:57 pm

  2. Jesse Littlefield

    Beautiful pictures!

    August 22, 2011 at 12:18 am

  3. Anonymous

    how long before the hiking bug hits? . . . this valley makes even me want to go for a really long walk! A. Di

    August 23, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    • we head for the mountains in about a week. we’ve done some exploring in the hills nearby, but generally just want to relax on our days off!

      September 4, 2011 at 11:00 pm

  4. Callie

    Sounds like a great way to earn some cash! Sure beats the orange groves, I bet. Are the grapes pleasantly edible? Like the grocery style grapes? silly questions perhaps

    August 26, 2011 at 1:06 am

    • wine grapes are generally juicier and much more flavorful, but alas its not harvest season. we’re pruning and training the vines right now in prep for summer!

      August 28, 2011 at 2:37 am

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