Sunday 25th October the Moutere Artisans open their doors
from 10 am until 4pm
for Meet the Artisans 2020.
The Moutere Artisans are polishing their signs and sweeping away the last signs of winter. It’s Spring and Labour Weekend is the start of their summer season. On Sunday October 25th each of the artisans invite you to their village to experience really, really, nice stuff.
This annual event brings people from all over the province to taste the new olive oil, the new release wines, to experience some of the country’s finest cheeses and talk to talented artists – people who make baskets, sculpture, and ceramics. It’s a superb day out.
The artisans work together to celebrate life in one of the most picturesque villages in the country.
Upper Moutere is home to New Zealand’s oldest pub (169 years) and they’ll be serving pizzas using the products of their fellow artisans, along with their famous range of craft beers. They’ll also be pouring Peckham’s traditional ciders.
The Old Post Office will have the first of their handmade Christmas cakes along with new preserves and great coffee. Tanya Doty will be weaving baskets in store. She promises to have some traditional woven poles for your vegetable garden. And welcome Stacey Whale to the village – a trained jeweller working in gold and silver her new studio is open Labour Weekend. Across the road Owen Bartlett and Katie Gold will be at work in their historic studio, and you have a chance to wander in their garden.
And just further up the road Forsters are celebrating their birthday with fine food and new releases from Moutere Hills Vineyard. Bookings are suggested. Onto Neudorf Road – home to Thorvald Cheese. Talk with the cheesemaker and taste some sheep and cow’s milk cheese. At Neudorf Mushrooms you can find out about the secret life of fungi then travel to the spectacular Neudorf Olives for a wonderful view of their grove while tasting new olive oils.
Michael MacMillan is a gallery offering so much – bronze sculpture, French oak homeware and photography. And coffee. Onwards to Terra Nova Alpacas and a chance to meet a charming alpaca and see the delicate work Debbie weaves from their fleece.
Neudorf Road is home to Neudorf Black – producers of black garlic puree and essence – unique,natural and packed with flavour. Further up the road is the Sausage Press Deli Co. – makers of delicacies like pork and fennel Sausages, salami and smoked duck. In the village is St Pauli and their tasting room in an old hop kiln is under construction.
So much glorious wine comes from the Moutere. Sitting on top of the ridge at Flaxmore Vineyards you’ll have a memorable view across to the mountains while trying their wines. At Himmelsfeld Beth will be pouring some aged wines and at Neudorf Vineyards you can experience library wines matched with local cheese.
It’s a really, really interesting day in the country and a perfect start to the warmer weather. Visit the Artisans from 10 am until 4 pm.
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