It turns cooler and the rains that began Tuesday afternoon continue most of the day Wednesday. When we awake Wednesday morning the air temperature is 14C (58F) and it never gets above 18C (65F). It's a good day for indoor activities. We start with at the MTG Hawke's Bay Museum in Napier. There's a mix of Māori, Indian, art and WWI galleries on the ground and first floors. In the basement there is an exhibit on the Earthquake. They have a film of survivors (all children at the time) sharing their memories of the quake and the months soon after. We spend about 90 minutes in the museum.
Our afternoon is spent experiencing two wineries in the Fernhill area, Unison and Te Awa. We learn that the vineyards are in an old river bed and that 2013 and 2014 were exceptional years for Hawke's Bay wines. Unison is a smaller winery, while Te Awa has a nicer tasting room. We prefer the wines from Unison and pick up a bottle of their 2013 Classic Blend (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah).
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