Nelson Travel Answers

change location

Vineyards and wine tastings

by donnahecker Online Now Jan 23, 2013 at 8:28 AM

My husband and I will be in the area in March and would like recommendations for vineyards to visit and wines to taste. Thanks!

Quote & Answer
4 Answers
  • kiwi's Profile Photo

    Vineyards and wine tastings

    by kiwi Online Now Jan 23, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    If you have a vehicle and can drive to Blenheim, I have been to Wither Hills Winery there, and can recommend it. Sure it's big, and commercial, but the wine is exquisite and the food was top class at the restaurant where we had lunch.
    We went there as it was close to the amazing Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, which houses one of the world's most impressive collection of flying WW1 aircraft.
    Nelson vineyards are listed here:
    http://www.winesofnz.com/nelson.aspx
    And there is more selection in the popular neighbouring Marlborough region listed here:
    winesofnz.com/marlborough.as...
    You will see a selection of large commercial ventures as well as the appealing small boutique vineyards.

    Be the first to rate this answer!

    Was this helpful? Quote & Answer
  • Kakapo2's Profile Photo

    Re: Vineyards and wine tastings

    by Kakapo2 Online Now Jan 24, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    As Pam already suggested, drive to Blenheim.

    A little further down south is my favourite vineyard: Peter Yealands in Seddon. That's in the Awatere Valley which has a different micro-climate.

    The winery is spectacular and environmentally friendly, and the huge vineyards are grazed by baby-doll sheep.

    http://www.yealandsestate.co.nz//

    Try their champagne. Wonderful!

    Be the first to rate this answer!

    Was this helpful? Quote & Answer
  • Re: Vineyards and wine tastings

    by donnahecker Online Now Jan 25, 2013 at 5:41 AM

    Dear Kiwi--

    Thanks so much for the info! Especially the bit about the air museum!

    Be the first to rate this answer!

    Was this helpful? Quote & Answer
  • Re: Vineyards and wine tastings

    by donnahecker Online Now Jan 25, 2013 at 5:42 AM

    Dear Kakapo--

    Thanks a million! I'd heard of Peter Yealands; looking forward to visiting in person!

    Be the first to rate this answer!

    Was this helpful? Quote & Answer
Your Answer
Advanced Editor View Guidelines