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Camilla takes part in Forrest's Annual Grape Ride in New Zealand

By Sarah Groves, also posted in News on

Camilla (left) anout to jump into a vat of Pinot NoirCamilla, Adnams Trade Wine Sales Manager, has flown to New Zealand and is spending some time with Drs John and Brigid Forrest from Forrest Estate Wines. "I am enjoying a fantastic trip to New Zealand. I've just taken part in the yearly Forrest Grape Ride - the second biggest bike ride in NZ. It is very well attended and includes the full course at 101k, a shorter course at 42k, as well as other group events including cyclists recovering from cancer. The riders start and finish at Forrest Estate and there is a prize-giving ceremony plus food and drink available at the estate - a great event for the community! Camilla covered in Pinot Noir grapesThe '100 virgin grape crushing' event completes the day. A great delight was taken in announcing "Camilla from the UK" as I tentatively jumped into a tub of Pinot. Well that certainly shook the jet lag out of me! I've still 'got the t-shirt' - thankfully now washed as it was starting to 'hum'! You can find out more about the Grape Ride here.

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