Near Nelson the productive Waimea Plains & Moutere Hills are dotted with world class wineries, artist galleries & sculpture parks. Although one day is never enough you will not stop from being impressed…
Just as the beautiful surrounding mountains set a magnificent backdrop that shelter the foothills and plains to the sea, the calming ambience has inspired almost 400 artists to settle here to be followed by winemakers who alongside market gardeners and orchardists are producing world class products.
There is no better way to explore and discover the quintessential Nelson lifestyle as this journey takes you to meet artists and into galleries exhibiting art forms of all persuasions.
Winemakers share their world class wine as the host prepares matching food and lunch and refreshments showcase the huge variety of produce from this food bowl in the sunniest part of New Zealand.
It is this skilled, artistic approach to wine making rather than a factory-focused one that makes the synergy between wine and art so natural in the Nelson region.
This is the secret lifestyle that attracts so many to live in Nelson and enjoy its special vibrancy.