Your Hosts

Kathryne and Phil oversaw the architecture and building of Antria. They travelled extensively after leaving University. Their love of food, wine and entertaining led them , after more than 20 years in the city, to move to Marlborough for a new challenge and a new beginning.

With 7 year old Andrew and cat Hedes in tow, Antria was born and at the end of 2000 was opened by Peter Biggs (the then Chair of Creative New Zealand).

Kathryne has a background as a Secondary teacher and Phil as an Insurance Broker.

Kathryne loves to cook and the pantry is always full of preserves from either home grown produce or from the surrounding district.

Phil has perfected the art of wine appreciation and likes nothing more than to visit the local vineyards in search of that special bottle of wine. He does however still maintain his Insurance Broking business in Wellington.

But it was the vision of Antria that brought them to the South Island and to Marlborough.

Now Andrew is 22 and at University, Hedes passed away 2013 as did  Fly the Border Collie in 01/2015 but we still have six free range chickens, usually two pigs and four sheep – the scene is complete. Antria has gone from a paddock with an old Apple and Plum orchard to what it is today.

Phil and Kathryne welcome you to their home and while you will arrive as guests, we expect you will leave as friends.