Nelson

Wines from Nelson

This picturesque region, found on the northern tip of the South Island, benefits from high sunshine hours, a sheltered, moderating coastal climate and free-draining, semi-fertile soil. You might not be familiar with this wine region. But it is worth knowing. This boutique wine region produces outstanding Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and aromatics.

Neudorf produces some of the best wines of New Zealand. MIDDLE-EARTH, Brightwater Gravels and Waimea offer fantastic value for money.





Brightwater Gravels Rosé 2022

Brightwater Gravels Rosé 2022

9,99 €*

13,32 € pro Liter

Brightwater Gravels Rosé 2022

Brightwater Gravels Rosé 2022

9,99 €*

13,32 € pro Liter

Wonderfully intense summer flavours leap out of the glass: watermelons, raspberries and cherries. Sit back and relax with this easy drinking Rosé made from Pinot Noir and the rare Pinot Meunier.


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SHEILD Sauvignon Blanc 2022

SHEILD Sauvignon Blanc 2022

11,99 € -23% RRP 15,49 € *

15,99 € pro Liter

SHEILD Sauvignon Blanc 2022

SHEILD Sauvignon Blanc 2022

11,99 € -23% RRP 15,49 € *

15,99 € pro Liter

Everything you'd want in a Sauvignon Blanc: Intense aromas of fresh citrus fruits, juicy gooseberry, exotic notes of pineapple. They are excellently complemented by fresh herbs and wet stone notes. 


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Brightwater Gravels Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Brightwater Gravels Sauvignon Blanc 2022

13,99 € - 14,49 €*

19,32 € pro Liter

Brightwater Gravels Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Brightwater Gravels Sauvignon Blanc 2022

13,99 € - 14,49 €*

19,32 € pro Liter

A Sauvignon Blanc from sunny Nelson that offers juicy fruit intensity, fine texture, and a cooling crisp acidity. It comes with a gold medal from the New Zealand International Wine Show.


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SHEILD Pinot Meunier Rosé 2022

SHEILD Pinot Meunier Rosé 2022

14,99 € - 15,49 €*

20,65 € pro Liter

SHEILD Pinot Meunier Rosé 2022

SHEILD Pinot Meunier Rosé 2022

14,99 € - 15,49 €*

20,65 € pro Liter

A dry, vibrant style. A rare single vineyard rosé wine made from 100% Pinot Meunier.


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Brightwater Gravels Chardonnay 2022

Brightwater Gravels Chardonnay 2022

16,49 € - 16,79 €*

22,39 € pro Liter

Brightwater Gravels Chardonnay 2022

Brightwater Gravels Chardonnay 2022

16,49 € - 16,79 €*

22,39 € pro Liter

An easy-drinking Chardonnay from sunny Nelson. Think of delicious nougat, peach and spice.


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SHEILD Albarino 2023

SHEILD Albarino 2023

16,99 € - 17,99 €*

23,99 € pro Liter

SHEILD Albarino 2023

SHEILD Albarino 2023

16,99 € - 17,99 €*

23,99 € pro Liter

A Spanish grape with a New Zealand touch.


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SHEILD Chardonnay 2021

SHEILD Chardonnay 2021

17,99 € - 18,49 €*

24,65 € pro Liter

SHEILD Chardonnay 2021

SHEILD Chardonnay 2021

17,99 € - 18,49 €*

24,65 € pro Liter

Made from 25 old vines in Nelson. Lovely aromas of hazelnut, peach, butter toast and ripe citrus fruits mingle with a balancing acidity and the minerality of the Wainea Plains.


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Brightwater Gravels Pinot Noir 2021

Brightwater Gravels Pinot Noir 2021

17,99 € - 18,79 €*

25,05 € pro Liter

Brightwater Gravels Pinot Noir 2021

Brightwater Gravels Pinot Noir 2021

17,99 € - 18,79 €*

25,05 € pro Liter

A fleshy, earthy Pinot with dark bramble fruits for drinking young. Carefully created from winemaker Trudy Sheild in sunny Nelson.


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SHEILD Pinot Noir 2023

SHEILD Pinot Noir 2023

18,99 € - 19,99 €*

26,65 € pro Liter

SHEILD Pinot Noir 2023

SHEILD Pinot Noir 2023

18,99 € - 19,99 €*

26,65 € pro Liter

A succulent, approachable Pinot Noir with an outstanding price value ratio.


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About the wine region Nelson

Small is beautiful in this wine region. Nelson is a boutique wine region producing outstanding Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and aromatics, as well as an impressive mix of emerging varieties.

Long renowned for it's bountiful crops and orchards, Nelson's wine roots were cultivated in the mid-1800s, when German settlers planted the areas first grape vines to produce wine.

Nelson wine subregions

Nelson has two subregions:

  1. Moutere Hills: To the west of the city, the verdant Moutere Hills are slightly warmer and wetter than Waimea and the gravel-threaded clay soils give richness and texture to the wines.
  2. Waimea Plains: Summing up the sub-region beautifully, Waimea is Maori for ‘river garden’. This traditional area for arable crops, orchards and hops has seen most of Nelson’s recent vineyard expansion.

    With stony alluvial soils and a moderating maritime influence, wines tend to be lighter and fresher in style than Moutere, with bright aromas.

Nelson wine style

Nelson's main grape is Sauvignon Blanc, followed by Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay.

Nelson is a dry, more elegant and gentle expression of Sauvignon Blanc. Nelson Pinot is always expressive and perfumed, with fine, ripe tannins and complex depths.

Nelson has made a name for producing excellent Chardonnay. Depth, elegance and complexity are hallmarks of the best Nelson Chardonnay and the fruit is remarkably pure and intense.

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