Our names are Sarah and Denis La Touche and we would like to welcome you to Plum Tree House and Quince Cottage, Mapua, a very special place.
We love to share our long-standing love of food, wine and walking, both in France and here in New Zealand, and although we are quite new to this stunning region, we are not new to sharing our passion, hospitality and looking after people.
well as sharing our in-depth knowledge on food and wine with you, Sarah
is also holistic nutritionist, retired chef, and food writer with
Denis, a talented landscape photographer. We are both unashamedly,
We’ve co-authored several successful, books together, amongst them, ‘The Les Mimosas Cookbook’ and ‘Couleurs Vin’ - a photographic essay of the St Chinian Wine appellation, in the heart of the Languedoc where we lived for thirteen years. And instead of living in France permanently, to keep ‘topping up’ our love affair with France, we now return to France most Kiwi winters hosting small, bespoke food and wine, and walking tours in France.
Sharing this unique and beautiful part of New Zealand, the warm-hearted, welcoming people, its artisans, fruitgrowers, winemakers, and artists, the markets and the superb landscape and national parks with others, is much, much more than just a pleasure…please feel free to contact us to find out how we can make your holiday with us a memorable and special experience.