Upper Moutere – a small village outside Nelson in New Zealand’s South Island – home to a bunch of creative and productive people.
They make glorious wine, stunning cheeses from both sheep and cows milk. They grow gourmet mushrooms, crush rich olives for fresh and peppery olive oil. They make traditional cider from real cider apples. Local conserves are made and bottled in the village using plums, blackberries and boysenberries. Try artisan’s sausages, salami and smoked duck. Find the unique flavour of black garlic. They include famous ceramic artists, sculptors, wood workers and a jeweller. The Moutere Inn is the oldest pub in New Zealand and pours 13 artisan beers. Handmade baskets from local supplejack and willow, a flock of friendly alpacas and an elegant country restaurant complete the picture.