Nelson is one of the fastest growing wine regions in New Zealand. Located at the top of the South Island next to New Zealand’s largest wine region Marlborough, Nelson is often overshadowed. Yet the region has shown it can produce Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, and Riesling that is equal to any produced in New Zealand.
The Nelson wine trail could be considered to be one of the best in the country due to scenic countryside and spectacular settings of wineries throughout the region. The region has some of New Zealand’s most beautiful coastal scenery. There is also any abundance of excellent restaurants and accommodation options.
Production area 2004: 548hectares
Principal Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay,, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc