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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.
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 restaurant currently operates 12 months of the year. For restaurant booking inquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 restaurant booking inquiries contact email@example.com
For retail or wholesale wine sale inquiries, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
License Holder Information
License Holder: Goodrayne Limited t/a Moutere Hills Vineyard
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