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. 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 and serves great meals. Handmade baskets from local supplejack and willow and a flock of friendly alpacas complete the picture.