Pinot Noir - Golf - Winter Fun at Snowfarm - Adrenaline Rush at Snow Park

A world-leading glassware company has created the "perfect glass" to enjoy Central Otago Pinot Noir

Riedel Crystal, a 300-year-old world leader in varietal-specific glassware, launched a Central Otago Pinot Noir glass in Auckland earlier this week.The release has been two years in the making

Why a wine glass shape matters

• One glass is not ideal for all styles of wine

• Has to translate the ''message'' of wine to the human senses.

• A wine's bouquet, taste, balance and finish are all affected by the shape of the glass it's consumed from.

Arrowtown is the gateway to the Central Otago wine region and its 200 vineyards. Within a 90 minute drive of Arrowtown you’ll find 80 cellar doors for wine tasting so while here why not take a little time to enjoy some of the region’s world renowned Pinot Noir.

Augusta Comes to Arrowtown

Following the 2015 BMW NZ OpenSir Michael Hill hopes his ambitious plan to create an Augusta-style par-3 course at The Hills will be completed within three years.He believes it will boost his exclusive Arrowtown course's chances of retaining and enhancing the New Zealand Open to the point it can be considered a mini-Masters.

In line with his dream of turning The Hills into the Augusta of the South, Sir Michael hopes a par-3 tournament can eventually be held the day before the Open.''It's not an economic thing to do. It's a silly thing, really. I just want to create something beautiful.''''I get a whiff of Augusta here, and I don't think we're far off that standard.'

Winter is coming - Are you ready?

Feeling adventurous?

Moderately adventurous? - Drive straight to the front door of the Snowfarm, a dedicated cross-country skiing resort with 50km of groomed tracks that cater for all ability levels. They provide lessons and have all the rental gear you’d need. In case you want to stay warm inside whilst other family members rip up the course, the large base building has various bars and cafes.

Alternatively, take the children tubing or dog sledding. the only commercial dog sledding company in New Zealand. Enjoy watching the craziness of the dogs being harnessed and enjoy the peace of sitting in the sled whilst the dogs sprint around the scenic tracks.

Madly Adventurous? - How about the Ice-Driving Experience at Snow Park […]. This is a once in a lifetime driving experience presented with qualified instructors and luxury European cars.

You will be guided through the basics, before moving on to dynamic driving where you’ll experience the thrill of drifting around a snow circle or slalom course before finishing the day with timed laps on our autocross course where bragging rights and the winners cap will be awarded.

The ice driving experience is based at Snow Park adjacent to the Snowfarm Cross Country Ski Resort. Snow Park is where auto manufacturers from all over the world come to winter test their vehicles. You will experience first-hand the thrill of driving on these new expertly prepared snow and ice tracks at the Snow Park