This was easily our favorite accommodation during our two week trip to New Zealand. Walnut Block is a boutique organic winery owned by two brothers in Blenheim, New Zealand. Similar to the agroturismos of Italy, Walnut Block offers accomodations located on a working farm.
There are only two cottages for rent on this vineyard so it's very private and quiet. Situated among the Savignon grapes, the cottages are modern, smartly decorated and have a stunning sunset view of the vineyard and surrounding mountains. The kitchen is stocked with various Walnut Block wines, which we of course sampled (our favorite was the Pinot Noir). Each cottage has a deck and outdoor grill and one of our favorite meals was when we barbecued spoils from the local market while sipping a glass of vino and watching the glorious sun set over the valley.
We highly recommend staying here if you can snag one of the two cottages! Here are some photos of this beautiful hidden gem: