Fossil Ridge Vineyard Nelson, New Zealand

Fossil Ridge Boutique New Zealand wines cellar door

Fossil Ridge wine represents the culmination of a family project that started in 1997. The vineyard lies at the foot of the Barnicoat Range, Richmond about 15 kilometres south of Nelson. The Nelson region, well known for it's temperate climate, is ideally suited to grape production. Nelson wines are very successful in national and international wine competitions.

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The site itself provides a north facing, sloping soil profile, predominantly clay loam and has been extensively landscaped to enhance grape growing capability and appeal.Nelson New Zealand nz

You are most welcome to visit our Cellar Door facility set in a particularly attractive landscape location very close to town. Summer hours 10am - 3.00pm Wednesday to Sunday. Please check our answerphone for updates: phone 03 544 9463. Click here for road directions.

Unique Mollusc Fossils

The vineyard site takes its name from a feature unique to its geological development with the presence of Monotis richmondiana fossils. These molluscs existed during the late Triassic and Jurassic (dinosaur) era – some 200 million years ago – and can be found liberally throughout the vineyard site.

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