Neil Hodgson's wine column

Villa Maria

Villa Maria's wise move

When wines from the latest vintage are released, we often see new labels being launched at the same time - and this year sees a new range of wines from the Villa Maria stable.

Getting a taste of the region

Wine writer Neil Hodgson has some fine suggestions for Labour Weekend jaunts in Nelson's wine country.

Fingers crossed for vines after frosts

While the snow on the mountains may look fantastic and Rainbow Ski field is delighted with the fresh snow, it is the last thing grape growers want to see.

Perfect site produces handcrafted treats

It will probably be no surprise at all to you but this week I visited a winery, Kina Cliffs to be precise.

Plenty to consider in deciding best bar

The bi-annual Nelson Hospitality Awards function was held at The Rutherford Hotel last Monday.

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