Brightwater Vineyards - Handcrafted Wines from Nelson, New Zealand
In 1992, Gary and Valley Neale returned home from working overseas, determined to contribute to the growing reputation of New Zealand wines around the world. "We are not a slice of Tuscany or Provence. We are Nelson, New Zealand, and proud of it," says Gary.
Settling in Nelson, they began growing grapes the following year, and produced their first wines under the Brightwater Vineyards label for the 1999 vintage. Today, they are proud to be recognised as one of Nelson's premiere boutique winemakers.