Moutere Hills Vineyard

A small, boutique winery established in 1993. Forsters restaurant serve up locally sourced produce to match the 10 varietals on offer.

Location

Nelson

About the winery

Moutere Hills Vineyard is situated in the picturesque hills near Nelson, the warm and sunny north of New Zealand's South Island. It is a family owned vineyard, operated by owners Rusty and Lisa. Forsters restaurant offers spectacular cuisine made from locally sourced produce and prepared by award winning chef Alistair Forster. Friday evening dining is also available in the Fox n Grapes bar adjoining the restaurant. The vines are dry farmed on Moutere Clays soils, the first planted in 1993. The winery is a modern facility capable of processing up to 100 tonnes.

Learn more about Moutere Hills Vineyard and their facilities at:

http://www.mouterehills.co.nz/

Location

Nelson

Cellar door / shop
Yes - see more
Accommodation
No
Tastings
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Tours
No
Restaurant
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Events / Weddings
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Languages
English
Children friendly
No
Disabled access
Yes
Region
Nelson
Country
New Zealand
Wines produced

Grape varieties

Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier

Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah

Location

Nelson

History & Geography

Located 20 mins from Richmond, there are two vineyards on the estate, 3.5 ha in total. The vineyard benefits from the moderating effect of the Tasman Bay to our north and are protected from severe weather by the surrounding Arthur and Richmond ranges. The vines are dry farmed on Moutere clay gravels, which give the wines a lovely fruit density, minerality and fine tannin. The nature of these soils also removes the necessity for irrigation. The Nelson area is one of New Zealand's sunniest regions and clear skies allow for very cool nights, which results in an expressive flavour development in the fruit and a solid structure of fruit acid. After a fire destroyed the original winery in 2006, a new winery was built in its place. The restaurant and cellar door was also rebuilt following the fire and upgraded again in 2018.

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