3E Michelle Road



New Zealand


Partnering For Success

Phone - 03 348 8278
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Returning to Nelson after years of expatriate life, we brought with us a burning passion for fine wine and a desire to make it.Our objective was to establish a vineyard and winery in Nelson that would be considered among New Zealand’s finest. Brightwater Vineyards is the family owned premium boutique vineyard and winery of Gary and Valley Neale.Situated on the Hope Plains of Nelson, New Zealand, our vineyards rest at the top of an elevated river terraceoverlooking the picturesque village of Brightwater.
We are 20 minutes south of Nelson — the sunshine capital of New Zealand.

Today, they are proud to be recognised as one of Nelson's premiere boutique winemakers. The Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir and Merlot wines produced by the Neale's family-owned vineyard have since enjoyed huge success and received recognition from top wine writers around the world.  "Nelson is a fantastic place to live and make wine, and the rest of the world is starting to realise it".


Sauvignon Blanc
5 Stars Wine Orbit
4 Stars Raymond Chan
2018 Current Vintage



Te Kahu Pinot Noir


2016 Current Vintage


5 Stars Wine Orbit
4.5 Stars Michael Cooper


          2017 Current Vintage 

Pinot Noir
New Release Vintage
2017 Current Vintage


Pinot Gris
Silver Medal Bragato
4.5 Stars Wine Orbit
4 Stars Michael Cooper
2017 Current Vintage
New Release Vintage
2016 Current Vintage
Abbeys Run Merlot
2016 Current Vintage


Sophie's Kiss Rose
New Release
2019 Current Vintage
Lord Rutherford
Pinot Noir
2017 Current Vintage


Lord Rutherford
Barrique Chardonnay
GOLD International Wine show
Colin Harrison Memorial Trophy for Nelsons Top Chardonnay
2016 New Release Vintage Available 




Pinot Noir 2014
Air NZ Pinot Noir Trophy
Pure Elite Gold Medal - Air NZ
Gold Medal Spiegelau
Pure Gold Medal Bragato
Gold Medal International Wine 


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2017 Available Now


Lord Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc
2018 Current Vintage