Nelson is proud to be home to the most craft breweries per capita in New Zealand, so if you’re a beer enthusiast, then you’re in for a real treat during your stay in sunny Nelson.
In fact, beer has been a focal point of the Nelson local cultural scene dating back to the first NZ settlements in the 1840s. It was considered by early German settlers as having the perfect climate for cultivating hops. And so it began.
During your stay at Bay Crest accommodation Nelson, you might just be tempted to partake in a half-day or full-day brewery tour along Nelson’s famous beer trail. The Gentle Cycling Company offers boutique cycling and the city’s first beer country tour, taking in Nelson’s idyllic rural landscapes, heritage, local cuisine and of course craft beer.
Many of the craft breweries are family owned and operated and offer beer sampling at the bar as well as meals and takeaway sales. Be sure to share a pint with the locals and learn about the history of New Zealand’s beer brewing capital.
For the wine connoisseurs there are 25 boutique wineries from the hills to the plains of the Nelson region, all producing exquisite tasting wines.
You can venture into the countryside and meet the winemakers at their cellar dollars, enjoy lunch at one of many vineyard cafes and sample or buy wine to your heart’s content.
Nelson is particularly famous for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and its wines are sold throughout the world. Through several winery tours in Nelson, you can experience their creation first hand.