2019 U3A Alexandra - Session 1 Local Stories Field Trip

  • Location: Clyde Orchard & Como Villa Estate
  • Start Date: Friday 25th Oct, 2019.
  • End Date: Friday 25th Oct, 2019.
  • Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm.
  • 1 Weeks.
  • 2 hours per week.
  • Course Fee: $10.00.

Session 1 - Field Trip to Clyde Orchard & Como Villa Estate

10.00am - Bus cancelled but meet at REAP if you need a ride (Please arrange this with reception)

10.20am - Clyde Orchard for talk on the Cravo

11.00am - Como Villa talk and a taste of their wine

You can linger for a further wine or lunch but must have your own car. If you wish to book for lunch afterwards, please book this direct with Como Villa 449-2265.


Cost: Como Villa Tour (included in course fee) - $10

          Bus (first in first served) - $10 ** Please book** - **BUS CANCELLED**
          You are welcome to take your own car if you wish.
          Please let us know your intentions either way


Clyde Orchard

Clyde Orchard is the first orchard in New Zealand to build a ‘Cravo’. A Cravo is like a giant glasshouse to grow cherries in to protect them from all seasonal weather and maintain a consistent growing environment. Raymond and Kevin Paulin’s first Cravo is fully planted and covers 3 hectares off Earnscleugh Rd. They are presently building their second Cravo of 3.5 hectares. We will get a chance to look through the original Cravo and have a short presentation on the history and purpose of the Cravo on site.

Como Villa
Como Villa Estate is a step back in time - visitors can walk back 150 years into Villa Como’s museum of Central Otago history and medal winning wine.  John and Pam Chapman have on show an abundance of artefacts and antiques found on the property, or sourced locally. Items include; a replica of the ship The Dunedin (constructed on board the actual ship), newspapers dating back to 1869, antique guns and mining tools used during the gold rush era that Central Otago is well known for. John will talk to us about the history of Como Villa.


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