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Moutere Hills winery is situated amongst the picturesque hills near Nelson in the warm and sunny north of New Zealand's South Island. It is a family owned boutique vineyard and winery, owned and operated by Rusty Rayne and Lisa Goodson.

The property, located 2kms from the historic Upper Moutere village, comprises of two vineyards; one on the north facing hill block and the other on the lower home block. The first vines were planted on the property in 1993 and the most recent in 2013.

The vineyards benefit 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 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 and is a popular destination with locals and tourists.

To purchase wines, go to the 'buy wine online' tab.

Restaurant & Wine Bar


FORSTERS Moutere Hills opening Labour weekend. The restaurant has an indoor and oudoor seating offering a superb dining experience overlooking the garden and vines. The cafe currently operates 12 months of the year. For booking inquiries email hello@forsters.co.nz

The Fox n Grapes wine bar operates out of the hops barn and is open on Friday evenings from 5pm (from Labour weekend). Full meals are available until 8.30pm (bookings recommended). The bar also provides a unique and rustic facility for birthdays, work functions or special occasions.

Opening Hours

Forsters Moutere Hills restaurant & cellar door:

Tuesday       11.00 - 4.30pm

Wednesday  11.00 - 4.30pm

Thursday      11.00 - 4.30pm

Friday          11.00 - 9.00pm

Saturday      11.00 - 9.00pm

Sunday        11.00 - 4.30pm

Fox n Grapes Bar - Fridays 6pm to late

For booking inquiries contact hello@forsters.co.nz

For retail or wholesale wine sale inquiries, Contact Us for more information.

License Holder Information

License Holder: Goodrayne Limited t/a Moutere Hills Vineyard
Expiry Date: 26th November 2019
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