A beautiful coastal enclave with the highest sunshine hours in New Zealand, Nelson is known for aromatics, most notably Riesling, and also Chardonnay and Pinot noir.  There are two distinct sub-regions and soil types - the Waimea Plains are alluvial gravels and the Moutere Hills are clay-bound gravels overlain by sandy and clay loam soils.  Some of the region’s most distinctive wines are from these clay-rich hillside sites.

For more information see www.nzwine.com/regions/nelson/ and www.winenelson.co.nz.