But at the north-western end of the South Island is the Nelson wine region. The Nelson region is home to 22 cellar doors boasting not only quality Sauvignon Blanc but also Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, and other varietals. Most vineyards here are family-owned. The region just west of the city of Nelson on the Tasman Bay comprises two parts: the Hills and the Plains.
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At the north-western end of New Zealand, South Island is the Nelson wine region, home to 22 cellar doors and boasting a surprising variety of grapes.