Scenic view over vineyard.
Premium Wines - Nelson, New Zealand.
Clay soils. Grape harvesting.

News/MAILING LIST/Awards

New release wine tastings & events; Mailing list

Our wine tastings and "share a platter" events at the Glen in Nelson attract not only our regular clients, but also many people new to Renato wines. A colorful crowd joins us to taste our new release wines, the full bodied yet elegant Chardonnay, made in a traditional Burgundian style, the exciting, lush and silky smooth Pinot Gris and one of only thre Nelson Merlots. Members of our mailing list regularly receive our personal invitation and benefit from exclusive specials. If you are interested in joining our Mailing List, just send us an e-mail.

RENATO Wines are listed by some of the Top NZ restaurants

A number of Nelson Cafes and Restaurants have decided to feature RENATO Wines on their wine lists, the wines are also available at Fresh Choice Richmond, Casa del Vino in Nelson's Hardy street, the Tasman Store in Tasman and others.

A range of Auckland's and Wellington's liquor shops are selling our wines. For a current list of liquor shops selling our wines, please contact us by email.

Wine Tastings in Nelson

You can taste the RENATO Wines at our open days (exclusively for members of our mailing list) or we can arrange a tasting at our tasting facilities at the Glen, just give us a call. Wines can be ordered on-line and delivered to your doorstep via our Website or by faxing your order form.

New Zealand Sustainable Winwgrowing logo.

Sustainable Winegrowing Accreditation

Renato's Vineyard on the Kina Peninsula has gained the "Accredited Vineyard Status" of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand (SWNZ) in 2005. Subsequent reviews by SWNZ auditors have regularly checked, that the vineyard practices were sustainable during the growing season and that the site had been in full compliance with the rules and standards set by SWNZ. Accreditation is re-confimed on an annual basis and Renato's Kina Vineyard is clearly committed to the programme of sustainable viticulture, which equals Integrated Production Status in Switzerland.

Competition Awards and Notes

Pinot Gris 2017

4 STARS: Michael Cooper's Buyers Guide to NZ Wines

4 STARS: Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

Pinot Gris 2015

4 STARS:  Winestate Regional Tasting

4 STARS:  Michael Cooper's Buyers Guide to NZ Wines

Pinot Gris 2014

4 STARS:  Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

4 STARS : Bob Campbell's Wine Reviews NZ

Best Value Wines of New Zealand 2014: Winestate Annual, January 2015

Pinot Gris 2012

4 STARS: Bob Campbell's Wine Reviews NZ, April 2015

Best Value Wines of New Zealand and Australia 2013: Winestate Annual, January 2014

Pinot Gris 2011

4 STARS:  Winestate Regional Tasting, May 2012

4 STARS:  Michael Cooper's Buyers Guide to NZ Wines

Best Wines of New Zealand 2012: Winestate Annual, January 2013

Pinot Gris 2010

SILVER:  Air New Zealand Wine Awards, November 2010

4 STARS:  Michael Cooper's Buyers Guide to NZ Wines

4 STARS: Bob Campbell's Wine Reviews NZ

Pinot Gris 2009

4 STARS:  Winestate Regional Tasting, May 2010

4 STARS:  Bob Campbells Wine Reviews NZ

Pinot Gris 2008

GOLD: Bragato Competition, August 2009

SILVER: Air New Zealand Wine Awards, November 2008

Pinot Gris 2007

4-STARS:  Bob Campbell's Wine Reveiws NZ

Pinot Gris 2006

GOLD:  Air New Zealand Wine Awards, November 2006

TOP New Releases, 92 Pts:  Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine February 2007

SILVER: Royal Easter Show, March 2007

Pinot Gris 2005

5-STARS:  Winestate New Releases, November 2006

SILVER:  Bragato Awards, August 2006

Selection for Peter Saunders' BEST OF THE BEST NZ Wine Guide 2006

Pinot Gris 2004

SILVER:  Bob Campbell, NZ Home and Entertaining August 2006

TOP New Releases, 87 Pts:  Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine August 2006

Pinot Gris 2003

SILVER:  Bragato Awards, August 2004 and 2005 (2 times)
SILVER:  Bob Campbell, NZ Home and Entertaining June 2006

Sauvignon Blanc 2017

4 1/2 STARS: Wine Orbit by Sam Kim

Sauvignon Blanc 2016

4 STARS: Michael Cooper's Buyers Guide to NZ Wines

4 STARS: Winestate New Release Tasting

Best of New Releases, Winestate Annual 2017

Sauvignon Blanc 2015

4 STARS: Michael Cooper's Buyers Guide to NZ Wines

4 STARS: Winestate New Release Tasting November 2015

Best Value Buys of the year, Winestate Annual 2016

Sauvignon Blanc 2014

5  -  STARS: Winestate Regional Tasting July 2015

4 1/2 STARS: Michael Cooper's Buyers Guide to NZ Wines

Top Buys of New Zealand and Australia 2014: Winestate Annual, January 2015

Sauvignon Blanc 2013

4 STARS: Michael Cooper's Buyers Guide to NZ Wines

Best value wines of Australia & New Zealand 2014: Winestate Annual, January 2015

Sauvignon Blanc 2012

4 STARS: Bob Campbell's Wine Reviews NZ

Best value wines of AUS & NZ 2013: Winestate Annual, January 2014

Sauvignon Blanc 2011

4 STARS:  Michael Cooper's Buyers Guide to NZ Wines

4 STARS: Bob Campbell's Wine Reviews NZ

Best Value Wines of AUS & NZ 2012: Winestate Annual, January 2013

Sauvignon Blanc 2010

4 STARS:  Michael Cooper's Buyers Guide to NZ Wines

Sauvignon Blanc 2009

SILVER: Air New Zealand Wine Awards, November 2009

Sauvignon Blanc 2007

4 STARS:  Winestate Regional Tasting, May 2008

Sauvignon Blanc 2006

TOP New Releases, 87 Pts:  Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine April 2007

SILVER:  Bragato Awards, August 2007

4-1/2 STARS:  Winestate Regional Tasting, May 2007

Sauvignon Blanc 2005

4 STARS:  Winestate Regional Tasting, July 2006

Chardonnay 2016

SILVER:  Royal Easter Wine Show, Feb 2018

4 STARS:  Winestate New Release Tasting

4 STARS:  Michael Cooper's Buyers Guide to NZ Wines

Chardonnay 2015

4 STARS:  Winestate Regional Tasting

4 STARS:  Michael Cooper's Buyers Guide to NZ Wines

Best of New Releases, Winestate Annual 2017

Chardonnay 2014

4 STARS:  Winestate New Release Tasting, November 2015

4 STARS:  Michael Cooper's Buyers Guide to NZ Wines

Chardonnay 2012

4 STARS : Bob Campbell's Wine Reviews NZ

Chardonnay 2010

4 STARS:  Winestate New Release Tasting, November 2011

4 STARS:  Michael Cooper's Buyers Guide to NZ Wines

4 STARS:  Bob Campbell's Wine Reviews NZ

Chardonnay 2009

4 STARS:  Winestate New Release Tasting, November 2010

Chardonnay 2008

4 STARS:  Winestate Regional Tasting, May 2010

Chardonnay 2006

4 STARS:  Cuisine Chardonnay Tasting, April 2008 issue

4 STARS:  Winestate New Release Tasting, September 2007

Chardonnay 2005

SILVER:  Bragato Awards, August 2006

Pinot Noir 2017

4 STARS:  Winestate New Release Tasting

4 STARS:  Michael Cooper's Buyers Guide to NZ Wines

Best Value Buys of the year, Winestate Annual 2019

Pinot Noir 2016

4 1/2-STARS:  Wine Orbit by Sam Kim

4 STARS: by Yvonne Lorkin, Winefriend

Pinot Noir 2014

SILVER:  Royal Easter Wine Show 2016

4 1/2-STARS:  Winestate Regional Tasting

Pinot Noir 2012

4 1/2-STARS:  Winestate Regional Tasting, July 2014

4 1/2-STARS:  Michael Cooper's Buyers Guide to NZ Wines

Best value wines of Australia & New Zealand 2014: Winestate Annual, January 2015

Pinot Noir 2011

3 1/2-STARS: The Wine Orbit, Sam Kim, October 2012

3 1/2-STARS: Bob Campbell's Wine Reviews NZ

Pinot Noir 2010

4 STARS: Bob Campbell's Wine Reviews NZ

Pinot Noir 2007

4 1/2-STARS:  Winestate Regional Tasting, May 2009

Best of Regional NZ: Winestate Annual, January 2010

Pinot Noir 2005

SILVER:  Bragato Awards, August 2006

4-STARS:  Winestate New Releases, November 2006

Merlot 2015

4-STARS:  Michael Cooper's Buyers Guide to NZ Wines

4-STARS:  Wine Orbit by Sam Kim

Merlot 2014

4-STARS:  Winestate Regional Tasting

4-STARS:  Michael Cooper's Buyers Guide to NZ Wines

4-STARS:  Wine Orbit by Sam Kim

Best of New Releases, Winestate Annual 2017

jMerlot 2013

3 STARS: Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, April 2015

Merlot 2012

3-STARS:  Winestate Regional Tasting, July 2014

Merlot 2011

4 STARS : Bob Campell's Wine Reviews NZ

4 STARS:  Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

TOP 40 Best Value Buys (Reds) of AUS + NZ: Winestate, December 2012

3 1/2- STARS:  Winestate New Release Tasting, November 2012