"where our wines of character and Terroir begin their journey"



Orinoco Vineyards is found in the hills of the Moutere Valley, near Nelson, New Zealand. The vineyards are in carefully selected locations on a 100 hectare farm overlooking the settlements of Orinoco, Rosedale and Neudorf, and out to Tasman Bay.

At 220m above sea level our vineyards are the highest in the region. This altitude, combined with Nelson's warm maritime climate and the close proximity of the mountains to the west, work in harmony to create a unique meso-climate.

Our cool mornings and long sunny days in the summer ripening period are perfect for producing wine grapes full of flavour and character.


The distinct clay and gravel soils of the Moutere Hills compliment the climate to create a site of individuality, where our wines of character and Terroir begin their journey.

We grow our Pinot Noir and Riesling in the highest part of the property, known as the Barley Paddock. Our Syrah and other varieties are lower in the sheltered Kanuka Block, this site enjoys a considerably warmer climate than is typical for the Nelson region.

Orinoco Vineyard is managed by following biodynamic and organic principles. Each vine is lovingly hand tended through the seasons, this care and attention follows through into our wines. Taste the difference for yourself.



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