I think we all go through stages when it comes to alcoholic drinks. At first I was 0 alcohol, I didn’t want to waste time thinking what to order or trying not to slip the glass off my clumsy hands at the club. During my younger “younger” years (’cause Im not that old you people) I went through my tequila shot phase, cheap drinks and massive hangovers. Then it came the time were the percentage of boys in my group of friends was a bit overwhelming, so I became a beer connoisseur, ales, lagers, wheat beers, you name it. Then I was exclusively a cocktail girl, the fancier the better, trying to perfect a Cosmopolitan just because they drank it on Sex and the city. (now I rather go with cranberry juice and gin, vodka doesn’t like me)
Last Saturday a friend of mine had her birthday and she decided to celebrate it by having a huge brunch at Soljans Winery,located west from Auckland city in the Kumeu Region. From what I could see and asked, the venue can be used for different purposes, they have a restaurant and a function centre that serves perfectly for wedding receptions and such and a huge vineyard and winery planted with Pinot gris, Chardonnay and Pinotage grapes (which they’ve told me are the best of that region)
But let’s be honest, you are not here to read about the characteristic of the venue (or that suddenly a guy on an helicopter decided to “park” right in the middle of the yard) you are here because of the food.