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From a land like no other. Middle-earth wines are located in the prized wine region of Nelson, the geographical centre/Middle-earth of New Zealand. Premium and 100% sustainable, award winning wines that truly reflect a pure origin. We are family owned and operated, our range of cool climate wines are balanced and character filled with vibrant varietal characters that reflect us, our vineyards and region. Experience our world Located at the top of the South Island of New Zealand in the sub-region of Brightwater, Nelson, our vineyards really are in the centre of the land synonymous with the Middle-earth created by J.R.R. Tolkien. We have a producing area that totals more than 50 hectares across various blocks and lies in the confluence of two rivers, bordered by a scenic reserve on one side. An ideal location for premium grape growing with ancient alluvial soils that are stony and free draining with layered river silts. Expert vineyard management is aided with modern systems like computer controlled drip fed water supply if required along with natural practices of grazing sheep for grass and weed control makes us perfectly set up to provide premium quality, clean fruit to the winery. High sunshine hours and the cool, clear skies of autumn provide a slow ripening period that helps to retain the vibrant varietal flavours that make our wines so distinctive.

Winemaker Profile

MIDDLE-EARTH wine is created by a family of sustainable winegrowers in Nelson, New Zealand. They strive to make great wine that is deserving of the terroir. Their desire is to capture in their wines the essence of MIDDLE-EARTH. They are particularly proud of their passion and commitment to produce the highest quality wine from their own and other specially selected vineyards. Their vineyards, where three generations of the family live and work among the vines, are situated in the beautiful wine region of Nelson, the geographical middle of MIDDLE-EARTH.