Boutique Nelson Wines

Tranja and Darryl Fry, owners of Fossil Ridge Vineyard

Fossil Ridge is a family owned and managed vineyard offering affordable award winning boutique wines. We are situated in Nelson at the top of the South Island of New Zealand. The vineyard enjoys a temperate climate, well drained clay loam soil and north facing aspect; a terroir ideally suited to our grape varieties.

With boutique wine making our quality focus starts with fastidious attention to detail in the vineyard. Crop volumes are carefully managed to ensure optimal fruit ripening and flavours, grapes are sourced from our vineyard and all are selectively hand picked. Chardonnay, Riesling and Gewurztraminer are whole bunch pressed to maximise juice quality.

Our wines are traditional to variety with elegant, fresh fruit driven styles showing complexity peculiar to our terrior.Receive our Award Winning New Zealand Wine by Mail Order

Receive a selection of our SEVEN VARIETIES by mail order

You are able to order a selection of Fossil Ridge wine through our Mail Order section. We have free freight New Zealand-wide. You can learn more about our operation in the Fossil Ridge profile. Our wines are also available through selected retail outlets and restaurants.

Visit our Cellar Door and Café

Opening Hours

Café & Wine Tasting
OPEN Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 3pm
CLOSED Mondays Tuesdays and Public Holidays

You are welcome for wine tasting. Café serves platters, fresh country lunches, brunch, desserts and coffee.

Tables are available on sunny veranda, and sheltered indoor/outdoor courtyards overlooking lily pond with bridge.

Bookings welcome 03 544 9463.

Fossil Ridge cellar door and cafe

ESTABLISHED in 1998, currently featuring seven wine options.

Rose, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay Oaked and Unoaked, and a Noble Chardonnay. Unique terroir with 200 million year old fossils found in clay loam soil.

We can be contacted using the details on our contact page.
Thank you for your interest, we are confident you will enjoy our quality boutique wine.
Darryl and Tranja Fry
Fossil Ridge Boutique Vineyard

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