One of New Zealand's sunniest regions, Nelson has a reputation for it's delicious, aromatic wines and is the country's craft beer brewing capital.
Per hectare of vines planted, Nelson consistently wins more awards than New Zealand's other wine making regions. It's the perfect place for those who love a glass of sauvignon blanc, reisling or pinot gris. The area is also known for its pinot noir. If you're a beer drinker, rest assured - Nelson's hops and craft breweries are famous. Share a pint with a local; learn about the area's brewing history or sample a range of craft beers. For cider lovers, it's named by National Geographic in 2017 as the top city in the world for cider. And if all that drinking is making you hungry, you'll find plenty of locally-produced, gourmet food in the area - make sure to try the seafood.