New Zealand wines for restaurants, hotels and trade


MIDDLE-EARTH™ Wines is a family owned and operated boutique winery in the prized wine region of Nelson, the geographical centre/Middle-earth of New Zealand. Four generations of the Grey family have lived in Brightwater for over 55 years.

Their passion is to produce premium and 100% sustainable, award winning wines that truly reflect a pure origin.

The second product line of the family operation is Brightwater Gravels.

MIDDLE-EARTH™ vineyards

The cool climate wines are balanced and character filled with vibrant varietal characters that reflect the family, their vineyards and region. Located at the top of the South Island of New Zealand in the sub-region of Brightwater, Nelson the vineyards really are in the centre of the land synonymous with the Middle-earth created by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Accredited 100% sustainable with a producing area that totals more than 50 hectares across various blocks and lies in the confluence of two rivers, bordered by a scenic reserve on one side.

With a 0.4 ha planting of Pinot Meunier, MIDDLE-EARTH™ is one of the very view producers of this grape in New Zealand.

MIDDLE-EARTH™ winemaker

Winemaker Trudy Shield used to work for Waimea Estate for 13 years. She brings an extensive experience of producing award-winning wines to MIDDLE-EARTH™.