Making the ordinary extraordinary.
Day One of Sommit™ 2018 arrived with the full force of Cyclone Fehi hammering our region; destroying a much-loved local iconic restaurant, evacuating families from their homes and burying our hired tables, chairs and wine boxes in half a metre of sand. But despite these obstacles Wine Nelson won the battle. Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of a large group of volunteers we were still able to showcase our region not only for our excellence in wine-making but also as a region who care for each other and for the continued success of our wine regions future.
Four gold medals at the 2017 New Zealand International Wine Show for Nelson, once again across different varieties. The New Zealand International Wine Show is the largest wine competition held in New Zealand, with over 2,000 entries received. The judging took place from 18th through 20th September, with medal results announced today.
2017 New Zealand Harvest statistics - Nelson is the 4th largest region in New Zealand based on volume of grapes harvested.
Hear more about Sauvignon Blanc from outside of Marlborough; in particular from Nelson's Andrew Greenhough and Hermann Seifried, along with wimemakers from Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa and Canterbury.
It was fantastic to be able to host the NZ Winegrowers Aromatics Symposium in Nelson in January this year and even better to read what the Delegates had to say about their stay in our region.
One of the fantastic Delegates was Elaine Chukan Brown who shares her visit to Nelson on wakawakawinereviews.com
Wine Nelson surprised and delighted locals and tourists alike, with random acts of kindness, by ‘picking up the bill’ for the consumers glass of local Sauvignon Blanc. More than 15 local restaurants and bars in the Nelson/Tasman region helped to support this initiative, rewarding those who have chosen to drink local Sauvignon Blanc.