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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 following the fire and upgraded again in 2018.

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

Restaurant / cellar door


FORSTERS Moutere Hills is operated by Alistair and Fiona Forster. 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 hello@forsters.co.nz

The cellar door operates next to the restaurant with the same opening hours. Many of the wines are sold exclusively through the cellar door and/or online through this website.

The Fox n Grapes wine bar operates out of the hops barn and is open on Friday evenings from 6pm. 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

Open 5 days (Closed for winter break Monday 28th June to Thursday 5th August 2021)

Monday        Closed

Tuesday       Closed

Wednesday  11.00 - 3.30pm

Thursday      11.00 - 3.30pm

Friday          11.00 - 9.00pm 

Saturday      11.00 - 4.00pm 

Sunday        11.00 - 4.00pm

Fox n Grapes Bar - Fridays 6pm to late 

For Fox n Grape booking inquiries contact mouterehills@outlook.com or 021 203 0470

For restaurant booking inquiries contact table@forsters.co.nz or 03 543 2288

For retail or wholesale wine sale inquiries, mouterehills@outlook.com for more information.

License Holder Information

License Holder: Goodrayne Limited T/A Moutere Hills Vineyard
# 51/OF/019/2020
Expires: 26 November 2022

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Moutere Hills has been the proud winner of a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence every year since 2015! Thanks to TripAdvisor and everyone who left us great reviews.

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