About

Moutere Hills Vineyard Drone Shot

Moutere Hills Vineyard is located in the picturesque Sunrise Valley, 2kms from the historic Upper Moutere village near Nelson in the South Island (also home to New Zealand's oldest pub established in 1850).

The 12 ha property was first planted in grapes in 1993 with further plantings on the hill block in 1998. In 2006 the winery and cellar door burnt down and a new café and winery was built. Alongside the winery an old hops barn was partially restored to its former glory.

In 2012, current owners Rusty Rayne and Lisa Goodson purchased the vineyard. New plantings were undertaken and the boutique winery was put into full use. The café reopened in December 2012 and in winter of 2013 the Fox n Grapes bar opened in the old hops barn, now a popular watering hole for locals on a Friday night. In 2018 the café had a complete upgrade to the now chic and modern Forsters Moutere Hills restaurant, owned and operated by Alistair and Fiona Forster. The Moutere Hills wine tasting room is run by Forsters and offers a large selection of estate grown wines to match with the exquisite dishes prepared by chef Alistair Forster and his team.

Mountain Range over the Vineyard