Kaimira Estate

Kaimira Estate is a premium wine brand made from grapes grown in the Brightwater subregion of Nelson. These drier-style wines are fine food companions.

Tastings & Sales

Our cellar door shop is open for the summer season from November until our closing sale on the last Saturday in March.

Opening hours are Monday to Saturday 11 am until 4 pm but we will always consider appointments and group bookings outside of these hours.

Kaimira Estate is our original label, dating back to 1999. This is our premium wine range. We also reserve this label for speciality wines made in small quantities. Kaimira Estate wines are intended to complement food, so the styles are aromatic and most wines are dry to off-dry.  Special occasions and celebrations are catered for by the Kaimira “JUNE” Methode Traditionnelle. We make all Kaimira Estate wines from grapes grown in our Brightwater vineyards.

BRIGHTSIDE is a range of great value, popular wines made in accessible styles. Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Blush, lightly-oaked Chardonnay and Pinot Noir comprise the core range. From the 2013 vintage, all wines are fully certified organic. The entire range is vegan friendly and have a minimal GHG footprint.

Art Displays

Our cellar door is also an art space with exhibits by local Nelson artists, changed monthly. Almost all works are for sale and can be purchased from us; we remit all funds directly back to the artist.

About Us

We are a family-owned winery in Nelson, New Zealand. We first planted grapes in 1996 on our small home vineyard. The estate vineyards now comprise 26 hectares within the premium Brightwater sub-region of Nelson. In 2007 we built a new winery and took care to incorporate every possible environmentally responsible feature including solar power, and waste water treatment and recycling.

"Kaimira" means "food mill" in Maori. The name recalls the Brightwater village flour mill - a historical landmark with ties to our home vineyard. 

We are passionate about the environment. Our vineyards and winery are accredited under Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand. All our wines are certified carbon neutral from the grapes in the vineyard to the wine on the shelf or table. We are in the second of three years of conversion to full organic status (Asurequality).

  • Wine Tasting
  • Tasting Plates
  • Open By Appointment
  • Open Weekends
  • Group Bookings
  • Wine Sales
  • Gift Shop
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Art Exhibition
  • Open Most Days
  • Tutored Wine Tastings



  • Modern tasting facilities
  • Premium and popular range of wines
  • Art Exhibition

Our Location

97 Livingston Road RD 1, Brightwater, Nelson, South Island 7091 New Zealand

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Cellar Door is open November to the end of March Monday to Saturday 11 am until 4 pm

Available Wine Types

Sparkling Riesling
Semillon Gewürztraminer
Pinot Gris Sauvignon Blanc
Chardonnay Rosé
Pinot Noir Shiraz | Syrah
Others Viognier