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Matt and Andy’s Food, Wine and Produce Tour of South Island New Zealand 

Monday 23rd July till Friday 27th July, 2018


Over 4 nights and 5 action packed days Matt and Andy are excited to show case some of 
New Zealand’s amazing food, wine, produce and scenery. 
We have the pleasure of taking you through the hills of Takaka Hill over to Abel Tasman, take a 50 min helicopter over to Marlborough, discover Richmond, Nelson, Neudorf, Mapua and many other places and all this whilst we stay in The Mudcastle in Upper Moutere. 
Day 1: We will pick you up from the Nelson area around 10-11am then we head off to various wineries  along with lunch at Wiamea Estate.
Booked; Tasting 1pm lunch 1:45pm 
After tastings and lunch before heading to our place of residence “The Mudcastle” for the next four nights and having a under ground cooked dinner. Roasted Lamb and Chicken, root vegetables. 
Day 2: We leave bright and early after a light breakfast to go fishing to catch our own Salmon and cook it for lunch 
Risotto cooking class to have with the Salmon
After this we discover the Abel Tasman, visit Pohara, Takaka towns and have a 1 hour cruise. 
Beer tasting in the afternoon followed by dinner in Mapua. 
Day 3: We take a short drive to Nelson and get on board a helicopter and fly over to the Marlborough region for wine tasting and lunch in the vineyards. The one way 45 min helicopter flight is over some of New Zealand’s most amazing mountains and waterways. The return trip is a 2 hour scenic drive. Dinner this evening will be in The Mudcastle then followed by wine and cheese in the Mudcastle.
Day 4: 3 hour cooking class with Matt to help prepare entree, mains and dessert for the evenings  Gala Dinner that will be held in The Mudcastle’s main dining room. During the day we discover Richmond and Neudorf wineries enjoying antipasti luncheon at Neudorf winery and visit a gourmet mushroom farm before heading back to The Mudcastle for the gala dinner.
Day 5: We finish our tour in Nelson with a visit to WOW; Wearable Art and Classic Car museum and lunch at Speights Ale House.
1st Tour:
5 Days/4 Nights starting 10am on the Monday the 23rd July and finishing at 1pm on Friday the 27th July 2018
2nd Tour:
5 action packed days throughout the the Nelson and surrounding areas including 4 nights accommodation at The Mudcastle in Upper Mountere.
Transport pick up from Nelson area and drop off back to the Nelson area.
All meals and beverages.
Salmon fishing. 
Entrance and costs of all wineries/galleries. 
45/50 min helicopter flight from Nelson to Marlborough wine region.
Cooking class, wine tastings, cheese tasting and beer tasting.
Costs: from $2150 per person 
For more information please e-mail Matt Dillow