We're here for your beer
Our mission is to grow and pick the hop varieties that brewers are searching for —to put brewers in the driver’s seat.
Brewers can choose from harvest lots across our two farms - Tapawera & Wairua. Both are located in the home of New Zealand hops, just outside Nelson in the Motueka Valley.
Tapawera Hop Garden
Our first hop farm in Tapawera (Maori meaning ‘hot forest edge’) is a 150ha property and our first harvest was completed in March 2020.
The soil at our Tapawera hop farm is comprised of alluvial silt and sandy loams overlaying deep free-draining gravels. These soils are well suited to hop growing. They are characterised by low-to-moderate natural levels of fertility and variations in soil depth, typical of a former flood plain.
As a Nelson hop grower, we have planted a range of Nelson Sauvin™, Motueka™, Riwaka™ and Pacific Sunrise™.
Wairua Hop Farm
Our Wairua hop farm is 8 km south of Tapawera and is located on the eastern side of the Motueka River. It produced its first partial harvest in March 2021.
The predominant soil type is Motupiko silt loams derived from Moutere gravels, with low-to-moderate natural levels of fertility and free draining stony topsoil.
Our Wairua hop farm consists of 115 canopy ha planted with Nelson Sauvin™, Motueka™, Riwaka™, Pacific Sunrise™, and Moutere™.