Moutere & Waimea
Deep into the harvest-heavy Moutere Hills, an alternative route between Motueka and Nelson, you'll discover many talented crafts people, wine makers and horticulturalists.
It wasn't always lush farmland and grapevines.
After years of intensive farming, German and English immigrants the arrival of tobacco and kiwifruit finally brought better returns.
Today you can see vineyards everywhere, taste wines at the cellar doors, dine at cafes and see the signs of an early German settlement area ...