© 2012 Viviane Perenyi Wairarapa Road & Autumnal Foliage

It was rather impromptu.
Paprika stumbled upon the information on Saturday and a day later we were on the road. The winding road that leads to Wairarapa. And the main purpose of our visit in this region was grapes picking.

The leaves of the vine had turned into a nice shade of gold, the grass was wet with the morning dew and the air was crisp. Autumn was unmistakable. Located nearby Greytown, the Fantail Grove opened its door a last week-end for table grapes picking.

© 2012 Viviane Perenyi Olive grove Wairarapa
© 2012 Viviane Perenyi Vineyard Wairarapa
© 2012 Viviane Perenyi Grapes Autumn Wairarapa PYO
© 2012 Viviane Perenyi Picking Grapes
© 2012 Viviane Perenyi Picking Grapes Wairarapa NZ

After filling our bucket with grapes, we chatted with the friendly owner and made a round of the grove where hazelnuts and olives are grown as well. Of course, we left not only with lot of grapes, but aromatic quinces and a bag of hazelnuts all from the grove.

After a late lunch at Saluté, we simply strolled and enjoyed the special atmosphere created by the beautiful autumnal colours. From time to time, we also stopped by small shops and stands along the road and we kept on adding to our lot of produce walnuts and jerusalem artichokes.

Autumn is not over yet, but it feels so rich to me this year…

© 2012 Viviane Perenyi Hazelnuts and Fall Tree
© 2012 Viviane Perenyi Autumn Haul
© 2012 Viviane Perenyi Sign and Autumnal Foliage

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