Here is the day at toast Martinborough 2013 – #22
Start of the day at Craighall Vineyard with this view!!
Then pop across the road to see Clive and Phyll at Ata Rangi with their team as they set up for the big day.
I suppose it says “don’t get pissed” !!
Members of the Martinborough Lions Club man gates at the Vinyrads checking tickets,etc. A great fundraiser for the club with the monet raised going back into the community.
Plenty of signage going up, those Lions are obviously handy!!
Here we are at Ata Rangi and as usual Clive is driving things…..
Well a tractor this morning, hands on!
Saw the sign but forgot to head back to the square for Ruth Pretty’s famous icecream….. oh dear!!
Clive, Ata Rangi needs a team in the barrel race – looks like you could be the leader!!
Some of the tasty fare at Ata Rangi provided by Ruth Pretty Catering.
Phyll Pattie looks a likely team member for an Ata Rangi Barrel race Team in 2014!!
Clive with brother in law Keith arranging the grandstand.
Photographer from Ruth Pretty Catering…. captured.
Into the square and these guys were hanging out outside The Bach….. Toast?? I don’t think so!!
Jenny Kapene, local identity/celebrity,on guard duty for the day – ya don’t mess with Jenny!!
Into Medici Café, too busy to have brekkie ther but owner/chef Nik was busy looking after the customers before departing to Vynfields where Medici catered.
Sheryl and Graeme Howie got paparazzied out side The Village Café.
Martinborough is Open for Toast 2013 – #22!!
Happy shop owner who was munching on a tasty treat from Kitcheners across that road where I had breakfast and coffee from Sue!! Thank…
Free lemon soda by these enterprising people, very tasty and thanks so much!!
Getting the signs ready – I don’t think she was “on the house” though.
2013 Toast Posters.
Down to Te Kairanga where they were getting organised as staff arrived for work.
Te Kairanga and Wharekauhau – a very powerful combination and first class of course.
Singers from…. you guessed it as I did – Auckland!! Not hard to tell.
Head Chef from Wharekauhau gets the team livened up…
This is what it’s all about – I think!!
The Food Team at Wharekauhau at Te Kairanga 2013.
Donna Knight from the TK office.
Ready to fill glasses.
Greytown’s Andrew Wright who peddles apple juice with the Mela brand and Gin with the Lighthouse brand. Just the apple juice today.
More bottles ready for emptying.
Yet more bottles – by the way the screw caps are kept and collected by the Lions Club for recycling with the money going to Kidney Kids I believe.
Looks like the voltage or something is about to get turned up!!
Starting the day off well…. this would be popular…
In the kitchen
The singers ready to turn a tune.
Lions on patrol at the gate of TK.
Money, money, money!!!
Greytown Butchery team Gavin and Julie Green with friends ready to rumble around the vineyrads. How many sausages did he have at TK???
Local legend and super good guy (semi-retired now, yeah right) David Kershaw in u=his usual role helping the visitors.
Gl;asses – don’t lose it or break it!!
Roze Doherty for Greytown mans the gates….
Sheryl Howie – again!! With a friend.
Roze Doherty again with Wendy Turton…. awesome ladies!!!
Look, I have tickets.
In the square crowds arriving for their glasses.
Toast y boss Rachael fetcher was everywhere…
Line up for glasses in the square.
back around the vineyards and Phyll Pattie arrives by bicycle!!
Phyll, you could try this next year???
“No thanks” – Phyll is outa here
Into Ata Rangi again ad Mackenzie Paton with friends manning her popular lemonade stand
Better finish this – down the hatch.
Ata Rangi staff member and photographer Pete is busted!!
It is great to see a wide cultural diversity with this beautiful woman coming from the Solomon Islands.
Ali Paton was red for the day…. or is that crimson????
Ata Rangi winemaker Helen Masters with iPhone prepping the staff.
Ruth Pretty and husband Paul who provide stunning food at Ata Rangi and have done for many years… popular!!!
The Ata Rangi wine team of Clive and Helen!!
“Now let’s see what angle will capture the glass perfectly??”
“yep, it’s looking good…”
“look, I’ll just use my phone!!” What a blokey thing to do!!!
The Eastern’s guitarist warming up at Ata Rangi
On yer bike around the vineyards…
Vynfields – up for sale but still pumping their organic wines.
Robert from Schubert Wines sussing out the competitors……
On the balcony at Vynfields, great to see the bands
The Warratah’s Barry Saunders (Greytown man) pumping it out!!
If I poke my tongue out the picture will be much better!!
In the food and wine tent at Vynfields.
“Number 9 your lunch is ready!!” hehehehe no it is not mine but you did look at the camera!!
Asparagus, very popular from Medici at Vynfields.
This young lady I last saw at Wild Oats in Carterton….. life moves right along!!
Phot bomb fingers
And the Waratahs play on…..
What a smile……
Across the road to Dry River back after a long break and they pumped it!!
No walking between the vines signs were invisible to a good few punters!!
With Dry River under the sam ownership as Cape Kidnappers Resort and Golf Course a competition was on for a hole in one…
More Greytown staff!!
Hard to find Dry River wines were out and about!!
Corked, no – the corks were being smelt for taint…
Around the old taks
That’s us please!!
Back on the road for Te Kairanga
Dougal Mackenzie offering tours around the vineyards…..
Back at TK, the oysters were popular..
The bands were too….
The dancing ..
Andrew Wright – again!!
Sausages from Greytown’s award winning butchery were very popular
Or was it the cooking method
TK big boss Bill Foley enjoying the day….
Just like these ladies
The criwd at TK
Raelly enjoying the day
Enjoying the day
And this lady reckoned she didn’t have a beautiful smile…. wrong!!
TK’s Donna again!!
Enjoying the views at TK
Lovely people at TK…..
The luck of the Irish!!
Yep, we will have a couple of those…
The boss helping out – what a good guy!!
It wasn’t for me……
On the bass….
It is getting tiring…
But we can still apty!!
More wine anyone???
TK Toast Day!!
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On my own…
On the bus…
Lose at Ata Rangi – the day is over
The Eastern finsih the day
Dinner is nearly ready
After match at Ata Rangi
The band plays on..
Anyone lose a shoe???