We are touring the Marlborough wine country – at the north end of the South Island. NZ’s famous for its ‘young’ Sauvignon Blanc and now we are discovering that although they are still relatively new to wine making, they are also producing some quite fine Chardonnays and older ‘oaked’ Sauvignon Blanc. One of our favorite vineyards has been Cloudy Bay, which is very large, and today we discovered Seresin – a very small organic vineyard, both have wines available in Ont. We then went off to a green mussel farm – a boat tour of the Marlborough sounds that included a glass of wine and fresh steamed mussels eaten with the fingers right in the bay where they are harvested. Weather continues to be wonderful, sunny overhead with clouds at the horizon and turquoise waters.