Cuisine Wine

Waimea Estates

Space abounds at this cellar door, which is only minutes from Richmond. Recently refurbished, it is sophisticated and intimate, despite its size. A highlight is the aerial poster that covers a whole wall, conjuring up the feeling of being in a hot air balloon looking down on Waimea Estates. The fireplace and leather couches provide homely comfort, or you can enjoy the sunshine at the the tables outside.

Things To Know
Where once there were apples, now there are vines. The first vineyard planted by Trevor and Robyn Bolitho in 1993 covered just a few hectares. These days, all the apples are gone and Waimea Estates is one of Nelson’s largest producers. There are three labels available, the flagship Waimea, plus Spinyback and Takutai.

Our Pick
The Waimea Sauvignon Blanc has layers that unfold on the palate and plenty of tropical fruit.

The Cellar Door Restaurant & Cafe
When the locals recommend a restaurant, you know it is going to be good and there are plenty of options for all times of day here. For brunch, tapas and dinner, the menu is vast.

Hours Wed-Sun 10am-5pm, (Fri-Sat 5pm-9pm)