Fossil Ridge Vineyard Nelson, New Zealand

Fossil Ridge Boutique New Zealand wines cellar door

Fossil Ridge wine represents the culmination of a family project that started in 1997. The vineyard lies at the foot of the Barnicoat Range, Richmond about 15 kilometres south of Nelson. The Nelson region, well known for it's temperate climate, is ideally suited to grape production. Nelson wines are very successful in national and international wine competitions.

Boutique Wine Vineyard Nelson

The site itself provides a north facing, sloping soil profile, predominantly clay loam and has been extensively landscaped to enhance grape growing capability and appeal.Nelson New Zealand nz Development has continued over the intervening period with the initial planting of clone 15 Chardonnay and Riesling subsequently Pinot Noir, more recently Mendoza Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer very much a boutique operation.

You are most welcome to visit our Cellar Door facility set in a particularly attractive landscape location very close to town. Summer hours 11 - 4.30pm daily. Click here for road directions.

Unique Mollusc Fossils

The vineyard site takes its name from a feature unique to its geological development with the presence of Monotis richmondiana fossils. These molluscs existed during the late Triassic and Jurassic (dinosaur) era – some 200 million years ago – and can be found liberally throughout the vineyard site.

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