Wine from Nelson

Wine from Nelson

This picturesque region, found on the northern tip of the South Island, benefits from high sunshine hours, a sheltered, moderating coastal climate and free-draining, semi-fertile soil. You might not be familiar with this wine region. But it is worth knowing. This boutique wine region produces outstanding Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and aromatics.




Brightwater Gravels Pinot Noir 2019

Brightwater Gravels Pinot Noir 2019

In stock 1

16,00 CHF -31% RRP 23,10 CHF *

21,33 CHF pro Liter

Brightwater Gravels Pinot Noir 2019

Brightwater Gravels Pinot Noir 2019

16,00 CHF -31% RRP 23,10 CHF *

21,33 CHF pro Liter

A delicate, modern, fruit-driven Pinot for drinking young. Carefully created from winemaker Trudy Sheild in sunny Nelson.


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SHEILD Pinot Meunier Rosé 2022

SHEILD Pinot Meunier Rosé 2022

18,10 CHF - 19,10 CHF*

25,47 CHF pro Liter

SHEILD Pinot Meunier Rosé 2022

SHEILD Pinot Meunier Rosé 2022

18,10 CHF - 19,10 CHF*

25,47 CHF pro Liter

A dry, vibrant style. A rare single vineyard rosé wine made from 100% Pinot Meunier.


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Brightwater Gravels Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Brightwater Gravels Sauvignon Blanc 2022

In stock 4

14,00 CHF -23% RRP 18,20 CHF *

18,67 CHF pro Liter

Brightwater Gravels Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Brightwater Gravels Sauvignon Blanc 2022

14,00 CHF -23% RRP 18,20 CHF *

18,67 CHF pro Liter

A Sauvignon Blanc from sunny Nelson that offers juicy fruit intensity, fine texture, and a cooling crisp acidity. It comes with a gold medal from the New Zealand International Wine Show.


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Brightwater Gravels Chardonnay 2018

Brightwater Gravels Chardonnay 2018

In stock 10

14,00 CHF -29% RRP 19,60 CHF *

18,67 CHF pro Liter

Brightwater Gravels Chardonnay 2018

Brightwater Gravels Chardonnay 2018

14,00 CHF -29% RRP 19,60 CHF *

18,67 CHF pro Liter

An easy-drinking Chardonnay from sunny Nelson. Wine Orbit: "Attractively fruited and inviting"


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Brightwater Gravels Pinot Noir 2021

Brightwater Gravels Pinot Noir 2021

21,10 CHF - 22,10 CHF*

29,46 CHF pro Liter

Brightwater Gravels Pinot Noir 2021

Brightwater Gravels Pinot Noir 2021

21,10 CHF - 22,10 CHF*

29,46 CHF pro Liter

A fleshy, earthy Pinot with dark bramble fruits for drinking young. Carefully created by winemaker Trudy Sheild in sunny Nelson.


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Neudorf Home Block Moutere Pinot Noir 2020

Neudorf Home Block Moutere Pinot Noir 2020

51,50 CHF*

68,67 CHF pro Liter

Neudorf Home Block Moutere Pinot Noir 2020

Neudorf Home Block Moutere Pinot Noir 2020

51,50 CHF*

68,67 CHF pro Liter

One of the highly regarded Pinot Noirs from New Zealand. From one of the region's pioneers, this wine from Nelson has a reputation for elegance and ageability. Intense, complex, fresh, with rich aromas of cherry, black currant and violets.


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SHEILD Chardonnay 2021

SHEILD Chardonnay 2021

20,80 CHF - 21,80 CHF*

29,07 CHF pro Liter

SHEILD Chardonnay 2021

SHEILD Chardonnay 2021

20,80 CHF - 21,80 CHF*

29,07 CHF pro Liter

Made from 25 old vines in Nelson. Lovely aromas of hazelnut, peach, butter toast and ripe citrus fruits mingle with a balancing acidity and the minerality of the Wainea Plains.


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About the wine region Nelson

Small is beautiful in this wine region. Nelson is a boutique wine region producing outstanding Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and aromatics, as well as an impressive mix of emerging varieties.

Long renowned for it's bountiful crops and orchards, Nelson's wine roots were cultivated in the mid-1800s, when German settlers planted the areas first grape vines to produce wine.

Nelson wine subregions

Nelson has two subregions:

  1. Moutere Hills: To the west of the city, the verdant Moutere Hills are slightly warmer and wetter than Waimea and the gravel-threaded clay soils give richness and texture to the wines.
  2. Waimea Plains: Summing up the sub-region beautifully, Waimea is Maori for ‘river garden’. This traditional area for arable crops, orchards and hops has seen most of Nelson’s recent vineyard expansion.

    With stony alluvial soils and a moderating maritime influence, wines tend to be lighter and fresher in style than Moutere, with bright aromas.

Nelson wine style

Nelson's main grape is Sauvignon Blanc, followed by Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay.

Nelson is a dry, more elegant and gentle expression of Sauvignon Blanc. Nelson Pinot is always expressive and perfumed, with fine, ripe tannins and complex depths.

Nelson has made a name for producing excellent Chardonnay. Depth, elegance and complexity are hallmarks of the best Nelson Chardonnay and the fruit is remarkably pure and intense.

wine region Nelson

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