The Farm – Lovat Downs Bed & Breakfast Country Lodge & Deer Farm

Greta Valley sits just north of the Waipara Valley. The Waipara region is renowned for its premium wineries, due to its high summer temperatures and low rainfall.

The rolling hills of Greta Valley are the home to Lovat Downs Bed & Breakfast Country Lodge, which is situated in the middle of a working deer farm. The deer farm is also home to export-quality Lovat Venison, and we can easily arrange a home-cooked venison meal for anybody interested in tasting this succulent local farm-raised delicacy.
The farm is situated on State Highway 1, providing easy access to surrounding tourist destinations. Although State Highway 1 is currently closed further north of here, due to the recent 2016 earthquakes, we are also close to the temporary inland route between Picton and Christchurch. Enjoy easy access to North Canterbury tourism destinations without the hustle and bustle of staying in a tourist town.

VENISON BURGERS WITH SWEET AND SOUR PEPPER SALSA

Recipe by Sophie Wright

The perfect summer dish, one for all the family! Great on the BBQ or cook indoors…the sweet peppers go amazingly well with the sumptuous New Zealand farm-raised venison and make a fantastic change to the same old boring beef burger.

Top Tip, make the salsa a few days in advance to really intensify the flavours. It will keep well in the fridge for a few days.

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