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Nelson Wineries, Nelson

Nelson , South Island
New Zealand's insider take:

Nelson is big-time chardonnay country, and riesling, sauvignon blanc, and pinot varietals aren't far behind. Nelson's vintners tend to be boutique producers, who consider their trade more of an art form than a horticultural enterprise. Apart from a couple of big producers like Seifrieds and Waimea Estates, which have their own restaurants and extensive facilities, most of the 30-odd local wineries focus on one or two varietals, and grow their grapes on a relatively small scale (less than 1,600 acres). Neudorf Vineyards has gotten international attention for its pinot noirs and chardonnays, and nearby Sunset Valley produces some fine organic wines.

Seifried Vineyard, Winery, and Restaurant
Redwood Road, Richmond
Tel: 64 3 544 5599

Waimea Estate
Appleby Highway, Richmond
Tel: 64 3 544 6385

Neudorf Vineyards
Neudorf Road, Upper Moutere
Tel: 64 3 543 2643

Sunset Valley Organic Winery
Eggers Road, Upper Moutere
Tel: 64 3 543 2161

Information may have changed since the date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.