Aquanort Pools: Creating and landscaping stunning swimming pools in the Top of the South

Team Aquanort By ALISTAIR HUGHES | photography PAUL JONES READ MAGAZINE Anyone flying in or out of Blenheim will quickly become aware of particular features from the air. The rows of grape vines striping almost every block of land in the Wairau Valley is perhaps the most obvious, but sparkling between the rooftops of Marlborough’s … Read more

Dancing Sands Distillery: Lord of the Dance

BY ALISTAIR HUGHES | PHOTO CARRIE DOBBS READ MAGAZINE The Dancing Sands are the most remarkable fresh-water vents of the famous Waikoropupū Springs, just outside of Takaka in Golden Bay. Sediment sparkles in the sunlight as the emergence of some of the clearest water in the world causes it to swirl and billow. They lend … Read more

Johnston Associates: Consistent award-winning service scores a hat trick

Words & photography by STEVE HUSSEY READ MAGAZINE To win a national title is impressive. To win the same national title three times leads to a series of conclusions; the winner must be committed, goal-driven and have a passion which drives their tenacity. They must know how to positively react to challenges, disappointments and failures. … Read more

The Wine Station

Sinclair Street, Blenheim 03 578 2633  |   AWARDS: 2020 – Best Wine Experience Marlborough Located in the renovated, 1906 Blenheim Railway Station heritage building, The Wine Station showcases an incredible variety of 80 premium wines, carefully selected from throughout the Marlborough region. Visitors can sample a tasting, a half or a full glass … Read more

Rimu Wine Bar, Māpua

404/6 Aranui Rd, Mapua Wharf, Mapua 03 540 2580  |   AWARDS: 2020 – Best Wine Experience Nelson Tasman Rimu Wine Bar at Māpua is the ultimate destination for wine lovers in the Nelson Tasman region with an ever-changing range of over 50 different wines available for tasting or by the glass from all … Read more

Scotch Wine Bar & Wine Shop

24-26 Maxwell Rd, Blenheim 03 579 1176  | AWARDS: 2020 – Best Casual Dining Marlborough Scotch Wine Bar & Wine Shop owner Jacob Anderson took over the business at the beginning of last month from previous co-owners Dan Gillett and Charlie Chilwell. A Cuisine 1-Hat establishment in central Blenheim, Scotch is also a previous … Read more