Brewing beer in Nelson Tasman dates back to the early German settlers in the 1840’s, they chose the Upper Moutere for it’s ideal hop growing conditions and location to establish New Zealand’s oldest pub/hotel along the old Cobb & Co highway.

Established orchards with many verities of apples, pears, kiwifruit, cherries, boysenberries, raspberries and blackcurrants is what Tasman Bay is also known for and summer is a great time to taste them in different ways, you’ll be trying some of these verities as ciders.

The 2023 Hop harvest here in Nelson Tasman was a record breaker with the highest hop yield to date, we now grow just over 4% of the hops on the planet!  CJ reckons ” There has never been a better time to be a beer or cider drinker as a visitor or local”.

We visit 3 renowned family owned vineyards & New Zealand’s oldest pub The Moutere Inn. Each destination has been carefully selected for it’s unique character and down to earth friendly customer service.

Lunch at The Moutere Inn New Zealand’s oldest pub (at own cost).

Includes: All tastings and tour photography

Departure: 11am from your accommodation in Nelson City or by arrangement elsewhere.

Half day: Approximately 5 hours

Tour cost: $190 per person