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Address: 114 Haycock Road | Hope RD1, Nelson 7081, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 5449850
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Best Reds in Nelson

Best tasting experience we have had in Nelson ever. There red wines are superb. When we stopped we were looking for a good red to drink with friends that night. Our Italian... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Colin B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best tasting experience we have had in Nelson ever. There red wines are superb. When we stopped we were looking for a good red to drink with friends that night. Our Italian friends were amazed to find Italian varietals made really well. In the end the tasting was a 3 way draw so we left with one of each and... More 

Thank Colin B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

On a sunny day it was sublime. Platters very good although probably aimed at older and smaller appetites! Service great. Will visit again.

Thank Allan S
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

We've visited 11 wineries as part of a tour of Marlborough and Nelson and this one was amongst the best. The wine was exceptional, the setting was stunning, and the host Carmen was by far the most fun and informative host of all the places we visited. It was refreshing to visit a winery that was so relaxed and welcoming.... More 

Thank CSim1979
Pukekohe East, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

People! !! Time to find the hidden gems. This is it. Slightly off the great taste cycle trail but only a little detour. Easy car ride from nelson. Rustic friendly rural nz. We enjoyed the pinot gris and chardonnay in particular boutique vineyards can be better ! Simple platters served without pretence but honesty and humbly. Take a detour. And... More 

Thank Tracy H
Wellington, New Zealand
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We are so pleased that we discovered this wee gem of a winery. Tastings were $5 but free if you purchase wine. We tasted 5 wines and they were all special. I finally discovered a Pinot Gris that I can enjoy. They also produce a few different grape varieties not so common in New Zealand. We didn't order a platter... More 

Thank McQ069
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We visited Milcrest estate during a self-guided tour with the Gentle Cycling Company and rank it as the best for both the wines and the hostess of all the vineyards we visited across New Zealand. Definitely include on your itinerary.

Thank jlichti
Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We first tried Milcrest's red wines last year and fell in love. Nelson isn't known for Pinot Noir or Syrahs, but these folks are proving that something special is possible. We love taking friends and family out to the cellar door - Terry is so hospitable and makes us feel like he has all the time in the world.

Thank 166MC166
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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146 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

If looking for somewhere a bit different from a hotel, then this is the place. Great hosts and great rooms. Beautiful and peaceful. Tried the cycling around a few wineries which was cool, but found Terry at Milcrest knowledgeable and their wines were great. Will be back. If just after some wine knowledge on your journey best place to stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Great location and even better owners in Terry and Christine (and their great dog!!). All wines are great tasting and worth a look

Thank Scandikiw
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

By far my most favorite Sauvignon Blanc of all the ones tasted in and around Nelson (and there were quite a few...)

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