“Of all the wineries scattered across the Waimea Plains, this small producer at Hope, south of Nelson city, has the quality edge.”

Michael Cooper,
Pocket Guide to Wines of New Zealand

Our Story

Greenhough is located in Hope, near Nelson at the top of New Zealand's South Island.

In late 1990, Andrew Greenhough and Jenny Wheeler moved to Nelson - from Auckland - to embark on a new challenge and way of life.

The four hectare property they bought had been established much earlier (1976) as a small vineyard and winery and it was here that the apprenticeship in viticulture and winemaking began.

In the intervening years the home property has been expanded to 11 hectares, the original plantings largely redeveloped and the winery modernised. A small block of much valued Riesling, Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc vines, now almost 40 years old, remains. Since 2008 this vineyard has been managed organically and gained full BioGro certification in 2011.

With the need to increase production it has been the policy to establish stable, long-term relationships with selected land owners. This arrangement has provided access to varied and interesting sites together with a large measure of control in terms of the choice of planting material, vineyard layout and on-going seasonal management.

Two separate sites have been established in this way since 2000 adding a further eight hectares of vineyards.