Sunday 22nd October the Moutere Artisans open their doors from 10am until 4pm
for Moutere Artisans Labour Weekend Open Day 2023.
On Sunday October 22nd 2023 the Moutere Artisans invite you to their village to experience really, really, nice stuff.
This now bi-annual event brings people from all over the province to taste the new olive oil, the new release wines, to experience some of the country’s finest cheeses and talk to talented artists – people who make baskets, sculpture, and ceramics. It is a superb day out.
The artisans work together to celebrate life in one of the most picturesque villages in the country.
The Moutere Hills Community Centre will be functioning as a central information and facilities hub for the event. At the MHCC you will find maps, parking, information signboards, toilet facilities & water. Visit the Hub, meet up with friends, and plan your fantastic day out! (No artisans at this location)
To help ease congestion, consider carpooling with friends or family to make the day an even more social occasion! Carpool parking available at the Moutere Hills Community Centre and Neudorf Black (92 Neudorf Road)
Upper Moutere is home to New Zealand’s oldest pub – The Moutere Inn (172 years young!).
At the Old Post Office you’ll find the gorgeous woven creations at Heartstone Baskets. On the edge of the village North Eatery at Heaphy Vineyards are serving delicious sourdough pizza. Visit the Bartlett & Gold Gallery for amazing clay art & pottery.
Onto Neudorf Road.
First, you will come across Moutere Strawberries to enjoy the flavours of summer in their beautiful fruit preserves and fresh fruit ice creams. Next is Neudorf Black – producers of black garlic puree and essence and other Black Garlic inspired goodies – unique, natural and packed with flavour. At this location you can also meet our newest members – South NZ Honey to learn about beekeeping techniques and try their delicious local honeys. A side trip down Kelling Road will take you to Jo Smith Paeonies for the start of their Paeonie season with a range of fragrant Paeonie infused products and saffron.
Further up Neudorf Road you will find Thorvald Cheese. Talk with the cheesemaker and taste some sheep and cow’s milk cheese, then continue on to Sausage Press Deli Co. – makers of delicacies like pork and fennel sausages, salami, and smoked duck.
So much glorious wine comes from the Moutere.
Sitting on top of the ridge at Flaxmore Vineyards you can visit their gallery, walk around the vineyard and enjoy the view across to the mountains while trying their wines. Gravity Winery Cellar Door & Gallery is also open from 11:00am with great wines, delicious food and a gallery featuring local artists. At Neudorf Vineyards you can experience amazing wines in a gorgeous setting, and sign up for spaces on their guided tasting tour.
It’s a really, really interesting day in the country and a perfect way to mark the changing of the seasons. Visit the Artisans from 10 am until 4 pm.
For more information contact Noël at [email protected]
For a list of what’s happening where, download the map and activity listing here: