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 terrace overlooking 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".


Light Riesling 9%
2019 Current Vintage



Sauvignon Blanc
5 Stars Wine Orbit
5 Stars Peter Saunders
2019 Current Vintage



Pinot Gris
5 Stars Wine Orbit
5 Stars Michael Cooper
2019 Current Vintage
5 Stars Wine Orbit
2017 Current Vintage
Sophie's Kiss Rose
2020 Current Vintage

          2018 Current Vintage 

Abbeys Run Merlot

2018 Current Vintage


Pinot Noir
2017 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 Current Vintage




Lord Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc
2018 Current Vintage


Te Kahu Pinot Noir

2016 Current Vintage


3E Michelle Road



New Zealand


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Phone - 03 348 8278
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