Nelson’s best wineries
There’s no denying Nelson is well known for its abundance of sunshine, sandy beaches and luscious green national parks. As the geographical centre of New Zealand, the Region boasts a host of reasons for travellers to visit each year. Abel Tasman, arts and culture, seafood and plenty of museums. Nelson has enough to keep you entertained from dawn till dusk, all reachable by car.
One of the Nelson Region’s most underrated offerings is their plethora of vineyards to visit for cellar door tastings and locally grown produce to taste. Because of that, we are going to celebrate our favourite Nelson wineries with a list of the five best.
A family-owned boutique vineyard, Brightwater sits on the Hope Plains of Nelson, elevated at the top of a picturesque view of the village. Their award-winning Pinot Noir wine is the perfect accoutrement to sip whilst enjoying the relaxed and unpretentious cellar door environment.
Falcon Ridge Estate
Passionate about the way they create their wine, Falcon Ridge Estate produces special blends from their scenic vineyard that aren’t to be missed. Their cellar door has a view overlooking the Waimea Plain, Nelson and Tasman Bay that will simply take your breath away.
The well-known winemakers of Milcrest Estate are relentless in producing award-winning Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Dolcetto and Montepulciano wines. Settle in for an afternoon of class with a selection of cheese boards and platters with a winter appointment.
If you want to enjoy wine responsibly, Greenhough provides a rich offering of organic wines. Close to Richmond, drive the short distance and enjoy a cellar door tasting with natural ingredients and stunning flavours to match.
There’s nothing like a winery that matches the season. A great place to visit all year round, Seifried has an outdoor vineyard for those hot summer days and the cosy addition of an indoor fireplace to keep your feet warm on a brisk Winter’s day. Get a bite to eat and a wine to match at one of Nelson’s best.
Book your affordable rental car in Nelson today to explore the region and enjoy some of New Zealand’s best wineries.