Himmelsfeld Vineyard

Himmelsfeld Vineyard, Nelson: Address, Phone Number, Himmelsfeld Vineyard Reviews: 4.5/5

Himmelsfeld Vineyard
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The story of Beth Eggers and Himmelsfeld Vineyard is one of faith, family, history and determination. Beth's main point of difference is having aged NZ wines for sale, she takes the time to cellar them anything from four to six years before releasing. Truly boutique, with just three acres of vines, one each of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay & Cabernet Sauvignon, Himmelsfeld is a must to visit and taste unique NZ wines.
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bruce676
Christchurch, New Zealand12 contributions
unique experience
Oct 2020 • Friends
I've been here 4 times and will be back again soon. This is a unique experience. The only place I know where I have to negotiate for more wine than Beth wants to sell to me! Love the place, and love the whole premise of why this place exists. I even enjoy the fact that sometimes I arrive and there is no one there. it is what it is, enjoy.
Written 4 October 2020
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Sheryl S
Greenwich, Connecticut, United States10 contributions
Extraordinary Cellar Aged Wines in Upper Moutere
Jan 2020
This is the real deal. You'll seldom find wines aged in the cellars of the producer anywhere in the world, and they are rarely aged 10 years as Himmelsfeld does. I do not exaggerate when I say that every vintage Beth Eggers produces is exceptional. Her 2007 Chardonnay took my breath away as did the 2003 Noble Chardonnay (a gold medal winner in Paris and a near duplicate in taste to later vintages of Chateau d'Yquem with a slightly lower viscosity). If you are in the Abel Tasman area, do yourself a favor and make time to visit Himmelsfeld Vineyard for a tasting and charming conversation. You'll be only too glad you did.
Written 2 February 2020
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Eric L
Winnipeg, Canada40 contributions
Not worth the tasting
Jan 2020 • Couples
This winery was not worth the stop. It was 15$ for the tasting and we only got to try 3 wines, and they were not generous pours at all. The wines were okay but was not worth the price.
Written 6 January 2020
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Thank you for your review, I'm sorry you were disappointed. Here in Upper Moutere, New Zealand, Himmelsfeld grows Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. These wines are cellared for around 10 years prior to release. The current release vintages being Sauvignon Blanc 2009, Chardonnay 2009, and Cabernet Sauvignon 2008. The wine tasting fee for the three samples being $15.00 . It does cost to produce wine which is capable of cellaring, and then to actually cellar the wines, for 10 to 20 years certainly costs. (Ask my bank manager).. The selling price is based on two main factors, wine value based on production costs, and supported by feedback from visitors to the Cellar door from all around the globe. They say, that one, it is hard to find Cellared wines of this quality and age, and to be able to taste 10 year old wines is virtually unheard of. Further to that, the evaluation is based on visitor feedback, and wine purchases. Your review is respected.
Written 7 January 2020
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revett2016
Santa Rosa, CA519 contributions
Best of the best cellared wines
Dec 2018 • Couples
An amazing story and an amazing woman, Beth with her farm and vineyards. All her wines are cellared for 10 years and are delicious. We happened to luck out when she poured a 2002 Chardonnay...aromatic with crisp acidity. Her Cabernet was also smooth and a treat to find in New Zealand. It’s not your typical “tour/tasting” but a private one on one with the winery owner...reservations a must. Beth may be out helping shear her lambs or out and about her farm.
Written 22 December 2018
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Tobias L
Düsseldorf, Germany64 contributions
Great wine - great stories
Jan 2018 • Friends
Great tasting of wonderful wines and fantastic stories to listen from Beth. The view from Himmelfeld Vineyard is great, sheeps are running around - and if you are lucky you will see some picking apples from trees.
Written 25 July 2018
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Ionise
Brisbane, Australia217 contributions
Sensational Wine, Beautiful Beth
Apr 2018 • Couples
As we have a home in the Margaret River Wine region we always like to sample wine from other regions when we are on holiday. Going to meet Beth at Himmelsfeld was a truly uplifting experience. He humble approach, her story, the obvious joy she gets from producing this top notch wine ....Malcolm and I were blown away by the standard of the wine and yes we did send a case back to Australia. This is a winery not to be missed! Thank you Beth for spending time with us, we really loved it!
Written 30 April 2018
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Foxy-Froggy
Epsom, UK1,910 contributions
Unique experience ...
Feb 2018 • Friends
We were recommended this visit by our Lodge, and it was radically different to any wine tasting experience I have ever encountered. In actual fact, the whole experience was more about the ambience and meeting Beth than actually tasting the wine, although I have to say the reds were delicious, with the 2007 vintage having the edge over the 2008.

The whole experience is difficult to describe, other than leaving a very warm feeling in your heart.

Beth tends her ‘farm’, which contains some 250 sheep, apple trees and vineyard, pretty much by herself. She is of charming and charismatic personality, and knows most of the sheep by name.

The sheep themselves are beautiful and endearing, reasonably friendly, and oh so healthy looking ! You will encounter many as they roam free alongside the drive between the apple trees towards the wine barn.

Beth is intriguing, and tells a wonderful story about her recent life, and to spend 20 minutes or so in her company is an uplifting experience. She is an amazing character.

Finally, as already advised, the wines, at least the reds, are particularly appealing.

Overall, an uplifting experience ...
Written 12 February 2018
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Neuhall
Nelson8 contributions
"Cellared Wines to Die for"
Apr 2016 • Couples
Beth Eggers of Himmelsfeld Vineyards has spent years growing, making and working the land in Upper Moutere. I really respect the fact that she cellars her wines, the age and maturity of flavours is sensational. Having worked for a while in the wine industry i was always spoilt by having some access to aged wines. Beths Wines speak about place process and parcels of some damn fine fruit! My pick for my birthday celebration her 2006 Chardonnay....... . I suggest if you are looking for quality wines with that big old round fat flavour then you would do best to stop by the cellar door or even order online, these wines are truly magical.
Written 29 April 2016
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