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Interesting pinot noir

I discovered Brightwater Vineyards after I drank their pinot noir rosé in a local restaurant. I... read more

Reviewed January 12, 2019
PiratedesEbihens
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Paris, France
Lovely Pinot noir

Thanks for a lovely time, we enjoyed the wine tasting and enjoyed sitting on the terrace with a... read more

Reviewed December 28, 2018
Whiffy
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Jan 12, 2019
“Interesting pinot noir”
Dec 28, 2018
“Lovely Pinot noir”
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Tucked away just off the state highway, you’ll find our winery and cellar door. It’s the perfect place to take some time out, enjoy some wine, and take in the view across the plains. “You will feel at home at the spacious cellar door. There is an...more
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546 Main Road Hope, Nelson 7091, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 12, 2019

I discovered Brightwater Vineyards after I drank their pinot noir rosé in a local restaurant. I look forward for the next vintage…

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 28, 2018

Thanks for a lovely time, we enjoyed the wine tasting and enjoyed sitting on the terrace with a chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc. Thanks also for the information on Cromwell and Wanaker vineyards which we will take full advantage of. I am saving the bottle...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Whiffy
Reviewed December 28, 2018

We did our own vineyard tour between Abel Tasman and Nelson and Brightwater was our third stop. We were greeted by a really friendly chatty woman, one of the owners. The wines are gorgeous and we ended up buying two bottles, couldn't leave without the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

We visited Brightwater on bikes on a cold but sunny November afternoon. We had a lovely wine tasting and the owner was very knowledgeable and helpful :) we wish we had more space in our suitcase to take home a bottle of our new fave...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Emily R
Reviewed July 31, 2018

We were told at Nelson that the best Wines in Nelson was from Brightwater Vineyards. We could trace that in the net and landed up there to find that it is closed on that day for stock taking. Fortunately for us the caretaker came out...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

Doing our own winery tour on a rainy day, Brightwater was our second stop. Greeted by Tony it appeared we were the first in for the day. Tony is the winemaker and his enthusiasm and passion shone through during the tastings. Delicious wines and great...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Daniel K
Valley N, Owner at Brightwater Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2018

Hi Daniel, We are so pleased you enjoyed your tasting at Brightwater Vineyards. Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Kind regards, Valley

Reviewed December 5, 2017

For a small family run vineyard business you cannot go past bright water Vineyards. Valley and Gary are so passionate and knowledgeable about their profession and the proof of this dedication is in the amazing wine they make. The tasting room is home to an...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Valley N, Owner at Brightwater Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2017

Thank you so much Holly for your wonderful review. We love catching up with you when you come out to visit!

Reviewed December 1, 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our time at Brightwater Vineyards. We had a wine tasting on the deck looking over the vineyard and nibbled on some delicious cheeses. It was one of the highlights of our trip to Nelson!

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank dannyglover2
Valley N, Owner at Brightwater Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2017

Hi Dan, We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience at Brightwater Vineyards. We hope to see you again when you are back in Nelson!

Reviewed November 28, 2017

My partner and I had a lovely tasting sitting on the balcony. The lady assisting us was so knowledgeable and passionate about the area and the wine, which was excellent!! The beautiful vineyard view brought the entire experience to another level. Overall, amazing experience and...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Valley N, Owner at Brightwater Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2017

Hi Rebekah, We are so pleased that you had a great time at Brightwater Vineyards. We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

We wanted to be loyal to our local visiting area in Nelson, New Zealand, being wine enthusiasts. After having visited the Marlborough area we visited the Brightwater vineyards, which among others were visited by Prince Charles. We were excepted by a young dull tattooed local...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Valley N, Owner at Brightwater Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2017

Hi David, It truly upsets us to see you didn’t enjoy your experience in the Brightwater Vineyards tasting room. We feel your visit did not reflect the usual level of service we provide as we have won many awards for the best tasting room experience...More

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