Home for Rimu Grove is along the isthmus surrounded by the Waimea Inlet. With vines flowing down to the water’s edge, the view is spectacular. The cellar door is a former fruit picker’s bach (or crib, if you are based further south), with a deck that provides the perfect vista of vines and sparkling water.
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Owner Patrick Stowe was born in California’s Napa Valley and completed his degree in biochemistry and microbiology in America in the 1980s. He moved to Nelson in 1995, when he purchased the Rimu Grove site, and planted pinot noir, chardonnay and pinot gris. Vineyard manager Lukas Sivak is the man behind the exquisite drawings that adorn the labels of the limited-edition wines.
Pinot noir is a focus of Rimu Grove, and it is easy to see how it has paid off. It’s fragrant and luscious, with a long finish on the palate.