Last weekend Blenheim hosted the Marlborough Performing Arts Competitions which included a range of dance categories. Na Clachan Cottages was pleased to host to families who were competing in the dance. Not only did the dancers perform extremely well in their grades, they also proved to be consummate artists...Read More: Stars of the future stay at Na Clachan
Although Na Clachan Wine Tours focus mainly on the final product of the Marlborough wine industry – tasting wine – it is interesting to look at some of the production methods of growing grapes. We think that knowing a little about how the vines are grown makes the day’s...Read More: Growing Grapes
Finally I did it. I have been meaning to go along and have a wine tasting at Omaka Springs out for several months. It’s a bit like my blogging and Facebook. Great intentions, rubbish activity. So after an afternoon pulling weeds I decided to head out. And it was well...Read More: Tasting at Omaka Springs
With a mild winter and spring in Marlborough, the vines seem to be getting a bit ahead of themselves. The buds have started to burst, particularly for chardonnay and some gewürztraminer, varieties that are always early to show their spring colours. Whilst on the one hand, we welcome another...Read More: Vineyard Management of frosts
At the time of writing the pruning season is drawing towards an end as day length begins to lengthen and a few spring-like days lift our spirits. The pruning season is the time when there is the greatest demand for labour in the region. Its not difficult to work...Read More: Pruning Vines – about 50 million of them!
Marlborough has a great choice of walks for a range of fitnesses and levels of expertise. Within forty minutes’ drive of Na Clachan Cottages you can select a walk along a beach, river, coastal path, farm park, beech forest or to the summit of one of the peaks in...Read More: Walks around Marlborough
Marlborough Activities are not solely focussed on wine Wairau Valley may look like its all about grapes, but dig deeper, there’s so much more Na Clachan Cottages is a great base to explore Blenheim and Marlborough. We get many guests staying in our accommodation for one night who leave...Read More: Marlborough is just about wine, right? Wrong!