Despite dry weather and fires across the region, Nelson’s grape growers aren’t feeling the heat with the 2019 harvest underway. Staff at Nelson’s Brightwater Vineyards were busy filling bins of riesling grapes on Saturday morning, collecting what proprietor Gary Neale hoped would be another award-winning vintage. Neale said the dry, hot weather of the summer months had meant an…
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During our recent visit to the UK, to support our UK Distributors Laithwaites, we were invited to showcase our wines to loyal Laithwaites customers aboard the HMS Warrior at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyards.
January’s winner was Marion Heeney of Auckland, and February’s winner is Judy Bridge of Hamilton.
You too can win!
Leave a business card, or your contact details in the vase at the winery, and you could come home to a bottle of our Trophy Pinot Noir and a selection of wine infused truffles.
Our Brightwater Vineyards 2014 Lord Rutherford Pinot Noir has just been awarded a Gold Medal at the Royal Easter Wine Show.
We now have received nine Gold Medals and a Trophy for Pinot Noir in the last five years!
What do you think of our 2015 label tweak?
We have let go the rocks at the bottom and given the Brightwater Star a bit of bling. Sparkling copper for the main range while the Lord Rutherford gets Gold!
Here they are fresh off the bottling line.
There is only one cruise ship coming to Nelson this summer – the Caledonian Sky.
We were invited to show our Brightwater Vineyards wines to the 90 guests in an on-board tasting on Saturday 23 January.
The passengers all loved our wines and were very enthusiastic. Bottles were purchased and Brightwater Vineyards wines were served with the gourmet dinner that evening.
Widely considered as the premier awards event in the New Zealand Wine Calendar, we went into the Air New Zealand Wine Awards Dinner, already the proud winners of two gold medals – one for our Nelson Pinot Noir 2014 and one for our Nelson Pinot Gris 2015. We left as winners of the coveted Champion Pinot Noir Trophy.
On Saturday 7 November, Nelson Tasman Tourism and Wine Nelson hosted His Royal Highness Prince Charles and Her Royal Highness Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall at a “Source to Serve” wine event!
Our 2014 Nelson Pinot Noir has been awarded a Pure Gold Medal at the prestigious Air New Zealand Wine Awards announced today (10/11/15). This is the fourth Gold Medal for this wine and follows on from Spiegelau, Bragato and the International Aromatics competitions earlier this year.
Our 2014 Nelson Pinot Noir has just been awarded a Gold Medal at the International Aromatics Wine Competition in Christchurch this week. It was the only Pinot Noir to be awarded gold.