• The Boathouse Nelson (map)
  • 326 Wakefield Quay
  • Nelson, 7010
  • New Zealand

Back at the Boathouse this year! Always a very popular two hours, tasting some of the finest wine produced in one of New Zealand's most inspired wine regions, accompanied by great gourmet treats and (new this year) the very popular Bryce Wastney and his live acoustic music.

Always popular, we recommend you get your tickets now via eventfinder.

Make the most of this opportunity to meet our local, award-winning winemakers and taste the excellent wines from across the Nelson Tasman region. This is complemented by some gourmet treats from regional artisan foodie creators!

Have a taste of all that is excellent about NZ wine, as the region produces a range of varieties exceptionally well across the two quite distinct sub wine regions of The Plains and The Hills with their own sub-climates and terroir. We're home to some of New Zealand's most inspired award winning wines, producing outstanding Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and aromatics, as well as an impressive mix of emerging varieties.

21 Wineries bringing their wines for you to enjoy:

Blackenbrook Vineyard
Brightwater Vineyards
Dunbar Estates
Flaxmore Vineyards
Greenhough Vineyard
Kahurangi Estate
Kina Cliffs Vineyard
Middle Earth Wines
Milcrest Estate Wines
Moutere Hills Vineyard
Neudorf Vineyards
Old House Vineyards
Richmond Plains
Te Mania Wines
Rimu Grove
Riwaka River Estate
Sea Level Wines
Seifried Estate
Spencer Hill Wines
Tohu Whenua Matua
Waimea Estates

2019 did-you-knows: 

  • We’ve upped our volume in tonnes this harvest by 36%, taking us to 3.1% of NZ’s total and fourth largest wine producing region, above Central Otago - one of the largest increases across the regions

  • Sauvignon Blanc had an increase in harvest volume, up 20%. An elegant, restrained expression of this variety, displaying lovely texture and minerality alongside crisp, vivacious tropical fruit with fresh herbal nuances

  • The stars here are Pinot Noir and Chardonnay though our aromatics continue to climb the award and tonnage ladder as do some exciting emerging varieties.

  • Awareness of our extraordinary Aromatics continues to grow. This year Viognier alone had an increase in harvest volume of 138%

  • Several of the pioneers of NZ’s wine industry are still producing wine here, now exporting all over the globe

Please note the venue is back to our favourite location of The Boathouse Nelson.

Attendees must be 18 years and older.

Photo by Chocolate Dog Studio.

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