Experience Nelson Wineart
23 family run wineries from the hills to the plains crafting exquisite wines. Journey into the countryside and meet the winemakers at their cellar doors.
Bask in the sunshine, enjoy lunch at one of the vineyard cafes, select wines for your cellar, taste .. explore .. imbibe.
You'll also discover art exhibitions, luxurious vineyard accommodation and breathtaking views in the picturesque hills and plains of Nelson.
Simply unforgettable.THE PLAINS
Waimea means 'river gardens' in Maori - with stony soils of alluvial origins, high sunshine hours and a moderating maritime influence, the Waimea Plains provide a great terroir. The aromatic whites are vibrant wines, often with a flinty backbone acting as a counterpart to the overt fruit flavours, while the Chardonnay here is richly expressive with fine acid structure. The Pinot Noir is perfumed and pretty - plum and cherry characters on the nose with the ripeness carrying through to the supple tannins on the palate.TE MANIA WINES
108 McShane Road, Richmond
Phone: 03 544 75 85Website
Pioneers on the Nelson plains, Te Mania produces vibrant fruit driven white wines and well structured elegant red wines.
Try also Richmond Plains organic wines at the same cellar door. STAFFORD LANE ESTATE
80 Moutere Highway,
Phone: 03 544 2851Website
This boutique winery produces Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling,
Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Montepulicano, and Pinot Noir.RICHMOND PLAINS
108 McShane Road, Richmond
Phone: 03 544 7585Website
Producer of New Zealand's first Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir from certified organic and biodynamic grapes.
Try also Te Mania wines at the same cellar door. MILCREST ESTATE
114 Haycock Road, Hope
Phone: 03 544 9850Website
Milcrest Estate is a boutique vineyard situated at the foothills of the
Richmond Ranges, producing a gorgeous Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris,
Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Glen Road, Glenduan, off Hwy 6, 10km north of Nelson
Phone 03 545 1413Website
Award winning Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, mostly from grapes grown on clay soils at our boutique vineyard in Kina, made in a traditional style. Meet the Swiss owners for a tasting with fantastic views.
Open year round by appointment, please phone ahead.FOSSIL RIDGE WINES
Hart Road, Richmond
Phone 03 544 7459Website
A family owned boutique vineyard producing award winning wines from single vineyard grapes. Vistors welcome for cellar door tastings in an attractive setting. Country lunches Wed-Sun available during summer.
Open 11am-5pm, Wed-Sun, Summer
12nn-3pm, Wed-Fri, Winter
Or by appointment, please phoneBRIGHTWATER VINEYARDS
546 Main Road, Hope
Phone 03 544 1066Website
A few minutes drive from Nelson is a small family owned winery where each vintage causes an avalanches of international press acclaim. We look forward to sharing with you a truly authentic and memorable winery experience.
Open 7 days 11am-5pm from Labour Weekend until EasterGREENHOUGH VINEYARD
Patons Road, RD1, Hope
Phone 03 542 3868Website
Open weekends only from Labour Weekend until Easter
7 days January only
Open for sales all year by appointmentKAIMIRA VENTURES
Livingston Road, Brightwater
Phone 03 542 3491Website
The first carboNZero winery in Nelson. Visit our cellar door/art gallery for tasting and sales of award winning aromatics, Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs frmm the Kaimira Estate and Brightside ranges.
Open 11am-5pm from Labour Weekend until Easter
Closed Sundays.SEIFRIED ESTATE
Cnr SH60 & Redwood Road, Appleby
Phone 03 544 1555Website
A treasure amongst the vines. The perfect way to spend an afternoon - relaxing in the vineyard garden or next to the open fireplace while the younger family members enjoy the outside playground.
Cellar door open all year round. Please phone for restaurant hours and reservations.WAIMEA ESTATES
Appleby Highway, Hope
Phone 03 544 4963Website
Open for indoor/outdoor lunch-time dining among the vines, cellar door tastings and sales of Waimea and Spinyback wines. Nelson art exhibited and live music performed on Sundays. Groups are welcome and informative wine tours and tastings are available by arrangement.
Open 7 days Summer 11am-5pm
Winter hours please phone aheadTHE HILLS
The softly rolling Moutere Hills are formed from the weathered gravels of an ancient river system, which originally reached from St Arnaud to the coast.
The gravel-threaded clay soils are renowned for producing wines of richness and texture.
The Pinot Noir is deeply flavoured with fine tannins and elegance. The Chardonnay is complex, multi-faceted with excellent structure. Winemakers also produce excellent Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and more recently Pinot Gris.KINA CLIFFS VINEYARD
24 Cliff Road, Kina, Tasman
Phone 03 540 3470Website
Kina Cliffs has eight acres of vines overlooking Tasman Bay near the
towering cliffs of the Kina peninsula, producing single vineyard,
award-winning wines: Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.
“Divine Seaside Wine...”
No cellar door at present, but tastings can be arranged.LIGHTBAND WINES
Phone: 0276 813 103
Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay grapes are grown
on our Brightwater vineyards. These are sold under the Lightband and
Quacks' Corner labels and can be purchased locally by arrangement.
16 Bristol Street, Blenheim
Phone: 03 520 9230
Tohu is New Zealand's only Maori-owned wine company, being owned by four top-of-the south iwi (tribes).
Tohu currently make a Pinot Gris from their Whenua Matua Vineyard in
Upper Moutere, and in 2011 will be releasing a full Nelson range. RIMU GROVE WINERY
Bronte Street East (off Coastal Highway), RD1, Upper Moutere
Phone 03 540 2345Website
Handcrafted Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling wines. Cellar door sales, tasting and winery/vineyard tours available.
Open 11am-5pm daily, September through May
Other times by appointment.RUBY BAY VINEYARD
271 Pomona road, Ruby Bay, Nelson
Phone 03 540 3938Website
Single Vineyard Wines - 'a true expression of the soil'. Cellar door sales of Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Luxurious lodge and cottage accommodation overlooking Tasman Bay.
Open Summer Thurs to Mon 11am-4pm
Winter reduced hours and by appointmentKINA BEACH VINEYARD
Dee Road, Kina Beach
Phone 03 526 6252Website
Boutique vineyards in stunning coastal setting, producing single vineyard multiple-award winning wines. Accommodation Old Schoolhouse vineyard cottage , luxury in the vines!
Open all year for seated wine tastings and cellar door, please phone ahead for reservations.BLACKENBROOK VINEYARD
50 Baldwin Road, Tasman
Phone 03 526 6888Website
A true family vineyard and winery where simplicity and gentle processes are producing award-winning results. Sorry, the winery is not open to the public, but regular tastings are held off-vineyard - please check the website or our gate sign.ANCHORAGE WINES
47 Flett Road, Lower Moutere
Phone 03 526 7252Website
Anchorage Estate Vineyards is a family owned wine company established by the Drummond family, producing award winning-wines.
Cellar door open Summer 11am-4.30pm Wed-Sun
Closed Winter or by appointment only.REDOUBT HILL VINEYARD
Motueka Valley Highway
Phone 03 528 6956Website
Possibly the most picturesque vineyard in the Tasman Bay overlooking the Motueka River Valley. The vineyard produces handcrafted Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Pinot Noir and also offers B&B accommodation.
Cellar door opening hours are October to end of March 10am-4pm 7 days a weekRIWAKA RIVER ESTATE
60 Takaka Hill Highway, Riwaka
Phone 03 528 8819Website
Our family owned boutique vineyard produces Resurgence wines - individual, well-crafted wines of unique and distinctive character from limestone soils. Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Olive Oil also available.
Visitors welcome for cellar door tastings.
Open 11am-4.30pm October to April.
May to September by arrangement.NEUDORF VINEYARDS
Neudorf Road, Upper Moutere
Phone 03 543 2643Website
'Neudorf is New Zealand's top winery for 2009' Tom Stevenson's (UK) Wine Report.
Enjoy the quiet beauty of our garden while you taste our wine.
We also stock Neudorf Sheep Cheese.
Open all year round.ORINOCO VINEYARDS
Phone 0800 023 746Website
Fine Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé.
Tastings with the winemaker, by appointment only.HIMMELSFELD VINEYARD
Gardner Valley Road, RD1, Upper Moutere
Phone 03 543 2223Website
Boutique winning Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Wine Lof, wander the walkways, visit the tiniest farm Chapel in New Zealand, sculptures, stunning views - enjoy the Himmelsfeld Country Experience.
Open October til May. Other times by arrangement.GLOVERS VINEYARD
Gardner Valley Road, RD1, Upper Moutere
Phone: 03 543 2698Website
Producers of long lived, well structured, traditionally styled red and white wines for the cellar and the table. Varieties include Pinot Noir, Cabernet Shiraz, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc.
Open every day 10am-5pm for much of the year.WOOLLASTON ESTATES
School Road, off Old Coach road, Mahana
Phone 03 543 2817Website
Taste tien wines, browse the gallery and relax on the lawn with a tasting platter and glass of wine while taking in the views at Nelson's most scenic winery. Live music on the lawn the first Sunday of each month Nov-April.
Wine tastings 7 days. 11am-4.30pm mid Oct to end April.
Wine Sales and Gallery open all year.KAHURANGI ESTATE
Sunrise Road, Upper Moutere
Phone 03 543 2980Website
Premium hand-made wines, specialising in aromatic varieties from some of the oldest vines in the South Island. Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurtztraminer, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Montepulciano.
Cellar door openn 7 days. Closed July.SUNSET VALLEY VINEYARD
Eggers Road, RD1, Upper Moutere
Phone 03 543 2161Website
We are a family owned Bio-Gro Certified vineyard and winery in the Moutere producing premium wines which reflect the Moutere terroir and Nelson's sunshine! The cellar door and holiday accommodation overlook the vineyard and the mountains of Kahurangi National Park.
Open 11am-5pm November to April and at other times by arrangement.