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Winter 2015

Well, here it is winter again; time for comfort food like soups and stews, rainwear, and warm socks.  However, we’re on the downhill slope to spring already when we can look forward to warmer days and beautiful blossoms.

Winter Trees
Winter Trees

Glen Aros majestic trees in winter mode 


Hugh Crichton
Hugh Crichton, Vidal winemaker

The present owners of Glen Aros are offering the property for sale but in the meantime Glen Aros will continue to operate as a luxury villa to rent as described on our updated website www.glenaros.com.  We would like to welcome you to this comfortable, well equipped property where you can relax and enjoy all the amenities it offers in a secluded location.

Hawke’s Bay reigns supreme in the winemaking world with Vidal’s Legacy Chardonnay 2012 receiving the International Chardonnay Trophy at the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards in London.  The awards are the world’s largest and most influential wine competition and this trophy marks the pinnacle of recognition for winemaker Hugh Crichton who now wears the ‘King of Chardonnay’ crown. 

Hawke's Bay International Marathan

An upcoming attraction for the region is the country’s newest international marathon with the inaugural event taking place in May 2016.  It will showcase the area’s spectacular wine-growing region to runners and supporters from around New Zealand and the world.  The run is likely to start on Napier’s Marine Parade and traverse a mix of roads, cycle ways and private land before finishing at Sileni Estates Winery in Hastings.  The event has been brought to Hawke’s Bay by Air New Zealand partnered with Lagardre Unlimited Oceania and will also include 21km and 10km races.

However there’s no need to enroll in a marathon to enjoy Hawke’s Bay’s cycle trails with more than 200 kilometers of on-road and off-road trails where riders can see everything from mountainous lookouts and beautiful lowland rivers to endangered wetland wildlife and the sweeping coastline.

Cycle trails
Cycle trails

Hawke's Bay cycle trails
FAWC Summer 2015

Remember to save the date for the summer series of F.A.W.C! (Food & Wine Classic) from 6-15 November. This consecutive ten day affair showcasing Hawke’s Bay and New Zealand’s top culinary talent is a “not to be missed event”.  Go to the F.A.W.C. website for the inside word and early-bird registration for tickets. www.fawc.co.nz

The owners, managers and staff of Glen Aros Country Estate wish you a cozy winter and an early spring.

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