Posts Tagged ‘Canterbury New Zealand’

Christchurch/Southern New Zealand wins wine capital of the world title

October 15, 2009

Christchurch/Southern New Zealand has been selected as the New Zealand representative on the prestigious Great Wine Capitals Global Network. 

The Great Wine Capitals network, which includes as members wine regions such as Bordeaux, France and San Francisco/Napa Valley in the US, is an international network of major wine producing regions which aims to promote tourism, education and business exchange.

The Christchurch City Council-led bid to join the international network incorporates the wine growing regions of Canterbury, Waipara Valley, Marlborough and Central Otago. As the largest wine-growing region in the South Island, Marlborough took a key role in the bid.

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New Zealand Ski Season 2009

June 4, 2009



The rumours were true and Mt Hutt went ahead with the May 30th opening. This is not only great news for season pass holders who now get an extra two weeks for their money, its also fantastic news for guests staying with us early June! In order to celebrate the start to the early season, check out our HOT accommodation rates online throughout the month of June!

With the great winter packages now on offer guests can come and stay in the deluxe villa suite and chalet accommodation, have a delicious cooked breakfast, enjoy a complimentary bottle of mulled wine and receive a NZSuperpassvalid for use at The Remarkables, Mt Hutt, Treb le Cone, Snowpark NZ and Coronet Peak all from as little as $193.00pp. 

Joining us soon for some further great winter package deals, Porters Ski Area is only a short drive through the Lyndon Road and offers both the longest and steepest runs in the Southern Hemisphere, as well as easy access to some great back country runs. Porters has lifted its game in the last few years and it is impressive to see another great Canterbury field making itself more accessible to the public by offering excellent new facilities.

Please mention you  saw this on New Zealand Food and Wine 5