Nelson winemakers, wineries and vineyards
The country’s eighth largest wine region, over the rolling Moutere Hills and the stony Waimea Plains providing the Nelson region with high quality wineries.
Nelson’s climate is ideal for the production of world class wine, long warm summers and cool autumn nights produce wines with intense fruit flavours, good acid balance and weight.
Discover what New Zealand’s fastest growing wine region has to offer in the most stunning scenic region along with the most sun-filled.
Only a two hour drive from Marlborough, or a short flight from Wellington. It is a paradise for potters, painters, alternative life-stylers, foodies and wine lovers.
A significant amount of the Nelson region’s energy goes into growing, harvesting and eating fresh food and wine.
Amongst the best of Nelson’s thirty wineries are:
- Greenhough Winery
- Neudorf Vineyard
- Spencer Hill Estate
- Te Mania Estate
- Moutere Hills
The local vineyards concentrate on grape varieties suited to cool conditions, with Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Pinot Noir accounting for more than 80% of the grapes grown.