Boutique Nelson Wines
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 only from our vineyard and all are selectively hand picked. Chardonnay, Riesling and Gewurztraminer are whole bunch pressed to maximise juice quality.
Receive our Award Winning New Zealand Wine 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
Café opens for season first Wednesday in December.
Closed public holidays: Dec 25th, 26th, Jan 1st,2nd, Feb 6th.
Closed every Monday and Tuesday.
Otherwise open Wed – Sun until March 24th 2014.
Bookings welcome, ph 03 544 9463.
Wine tasting is available during summer Wed to Sun 11am - 4.30pm, winter Wed to Fri 12noon - 3pm.
Our Café is open in Summer from beginning December to March 24th 2014, Wed – Sun from 11am.
We serve platters, fresh country lunches, desserts and coffee. Tables available in sheltered indoor/outdoor
courtyards overlooking lilly pond with bridge.
For messages or bookings ph 03 544 9463.
Menu available and wines on special, please email us.
Award Winning New Zealand Wine
The first Fossil Ridge Chardonnay 2000 won instant recognition with a Gold Medal at the Air New Zealand wine show and subsequent vintages have all achieved medal status at National Wine Shows.
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