Meet Our Travel Scout Wandering New Zealand's Wine Country

It'a great asset for a travel business to have a roving reporter.

Meet our Travel Scout: Zoe Stricker



My name is Zoe, I have been living in Argentina and Chile for the past 2 years and as this is my first post, I want to give you a little background on me. I initially started working for Sandy to help her out with her online presence. Now I have the travel bug again and decided to be on the road for the next 8 months, taking on the role of Travel Scout. I'll be "scouting" and reporting on places and experiences, not to be missed. For the next few weeks, I'm in New Zealand.

I loved visiting one of the country's older and more organic wineries, Fromm Winery.

Fromm is a family-owned, organic winery located in the (ever-expanding) wine country, of Marlborough, in New Zealand's South Island. Fromm Winery was established in the early 1990s, at a time when there were only 5 other vineyards in the area. Today, the number of wineries has grown to 170. Fromm, which places an emphasis on quality over quantity, handcrafts 70,000 bottles of wine per year (70% is Pinot Noir). Relying heavily on solar energy, the winery values conservation, and sustainability. Because of that, they are able to save 10 million liters of water a year. The winery distributes worldwide to exclusive wine shops, and you might even find their organic bottles at a wine purveyor near you, especially if you are in San Francisco, We Make Travel Easy's home city!

Looking around the beautiful estate, I could see why New Zealand would be such a perfect home to wine grapes. Its mountainous hillside paint the vineyard background beautifully, as the sun beams high in the sky. International and local tourists "pour" in from all over on bike tours or in buses and vehicles to sample glasses of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Malbec and Syrah (Fromm is one of the few wineries in the area that produce these varieties).

The beautiful tasting room has a glass wall separating patrons from the barrel room, where wine ferments in large oak barrels. Their outdoor patio lets you sit and sip, surrounded by breathtaking views of the vines and mountains. You also must check out their amazing corkscrew collection. You'll learn more about wine and most important; how to get it out of the bottle!

New Zealand has so much to offer, no matter what your palate prefers.

From Adventure to Wine, New Zealand has it all.

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