When travelling through the South Island of New Zealand, it is essential that you do a wine tour through Nelson. The variety of wines is extensive. Each winery offers its own signature blend depending on the location of the vineyard. You can travel to each of the vineyards by hiring motorhome in NZ or cycling. You need to see the sights and taste what Nelson wines have to offer.
The location of the Aronui vineyards is in New Zealand’s Upper Moutere. The name Aronui comes from Maori mythology and means working with the land and knowledge for the arts. The vineyards offer wines like Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Rose, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Gruner Veltliner.
The Blackenbrook Vineyards grow seven different types of grapes which produce wines including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Montepulciano. The Blackenbrook Winery bottles the wines through a gravity fed system. This is a must on our Nelson wine tour.
Falcon Ridge Vineyards
The Falcon Ridge name came from a pair of falcons that fly high over the vineyards. Here, a single variety of grape grows on over eight acres. The location of the vineyard lies around the Spring Grove area. The Falcon Ridge Vineyards produce Sauvignon Blanc wine. Visit the Falcon Ridge Vineyard during your motorhome hire in NZ.
Middle Earth Wines
You will want to visit Middle Earth Wines during the annual Brightwater Wine & Food Festival in the summer. Here the celebration of wine includes Rose, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Albarino and Chardonnay. All of the wines include fruit flavors. You can find Middle Earth Wines in the center of the Nelson region.
Ruby Bay Vineyard
The location of the vineyard is in Tasman Bay, not far from Mapua Wharf. The vineyard grows a single grape to produce a variety of fruit-based wines like Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.
Nelson has many other wineries for you to explore. Not only can you tour the wineries, but you can taste the wide variety of wines produced in this region. Explore this beautiful place by hiring a motorhome in NZ. See you on the road!