We will be spending two days and 1 night in the Blenheim region in February and are planning to visit some of the vineyards and generally enjoy the atmosphere. Hoping to stay at a vineyard and I wanted to ask if anyone had stayed at the Vintners Retreat and/or the Walnut Block Cottages and could give advice on preference, location, atmosphere, pros and cons etc.
Also, if based at either one of these locations, would it be possible to walk to 2-3 of the wineries? Current plan is to drive to a few of the ones further away and then then return to the base (either Vintners or Walnut Block) , leave the car, walk to the nearby wineries and be able to enjoy some of the wine.
Any experiences, thoughts, comments etc are very welcome!