We have a new winemaker

Brightwater Vineyards welcomes new winemaker Liam Clarke.
As the title suggests, we have a new winemaker here at Brightwater Vineyards, he is Liam Clarke who has come to Nelson from Western Australia. Liam was the successful applicant out of 50 applicants. Read more for the full story.

Heroes of Humanity

We have just launched a new label at Brightwater Vineyards It is called Heroes of Humanity and it has a large charity aspect to it. The proceeds of this wine will be donated to the Fifeshire Foundation – a well-recognised and well-reputed charity based in our home town of Nelson…

Wine Education

Wine Education is fun and informative here at Brightwater Vineyards. We practise it every day at our Cellar Door and it is our pleasure to share our knowledge and experience with others…

2016 Lord Rutherford Barrique Sauvignon Blanc

This full bodied, barrel fermented Sauvignon Blanc has deep aromas of ripe citrus and rock melon. The palate is wonderfully rich and complex displaying concentrated tropical fruit flavours with subtle barrel overtones. An elegant, sophisticated Sauvignon with a fine citrus minerality and a long lingering finish.

2016 Lord Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc

This single vineyard Sauvignon displays lifted aromas of citrus and passionfruit. It has a well balanced palate with wonderful richness that is bursting with flavours of red currants and gooseberries. The finish has a lovely citrus minerality that lingers.

2016 Nelson Sauvignon Blanc

Intense aromas of passionfruit and red currants introduce this fresh, aromatic, full-bodied wine. The palate is well balanced with concentrated gooseberry and citrus, fine minerality and a long lingering summer grass finish.

2015 Nelson Chardonnay

An elegant Chardonnay featuring aromas of white peach and stonefruit with spicy notes in the background. It is complex and has a rich creamy palate. Citrus and stonefruit characters, along with subtle well integrated French oak, lead into a long seductive finish.

2016 Nelson Riesling

Fragrant aromas of citrus and orange blossom introduce this wonderful medium dry Riesling. The full bodied palate combines excellent texture and balance with concentrated ripe citrus, a touch of sweetness, and a long mouth-watering finish.

2016 Sophie’s Kiss Rosé

Wonderful aromas of rose petals & summer berries introduce this fresh & gorgeous Pinot Noir Rose. With just a hint of sweetness it is beautifully balanced. Fresh strawberries & cream lead in to a long luxurious finish.

2015 Te Kāhu Pinot Noir

A supple Pinot Noir displaying dark cherry, savoury and leather characters. It is fresh and vibrant combining bright cherry and plum flavours with well integrated ripe tannins, a velvety round palate and a long concentrated finish.

2016 Nelson Pinot Gris

This Pinot Gris is richly scented with floral and spice aromas. The palate is succulent and juicy with delicious flavours of pear and lychee, combined with gentle sweetness, which leads into a long lush finish.