Our Cellar Door - visit Nautilus Estate and taste our wines

Our Cellar Door






Friendly staff at our cellar door welcome visitors from 10am - 4.30pm, seven days a week, from 1st October to 30th April.
Find out where we are.
Nautilus cellar door has been rated in the top 10 cellar doors in Marlborough for several years and received a “gold award” for excellent customer service.
As well as our own award-winning wines, you can try a cheese platter of specially selected artisan New Zealand cheeses.
We can also offer a personalised tour of the winery with one of our winemaking team by prior appointment. Please contact us on +64 (0) 3 572 6008 or email us if you would like to book a tour.

Read what Lonely Planet and BBC Travel have to say about visiting Nautilus here!
You can order wines direct from the cellar door here.
Cellar door design
We first opened a cellar door in 1993 in a quaint cottage in our Renwick Vineyard. Referred to by the local council as a “garage” it nonetheless provided a serene hideaway for locals and tourists alike for many years.
The cabin provided a pleasant home for Nautilus for several years and was much loved by all. Details such as climbing flagpoles, limbo dancing and Nautilus-branded boxer shorts are best left in the mists of time but the memories are cherished by those involved!
In 2000 however, it was time for a change, and the cellar door moved to its current home at the newly built Nautilus Winery on Rapaura Road.
Today the stunning Nautilus shell sculpture, commissioned to mark the completion of our new state-of-the-art white winery in 2006, has become a local landmark. 
It was designed and made by Whanganui artist Dale Hudson and epitomises the meld of traditional craftsmanship and state-of-the-art techniques that are inherent to Nautilus.
Reflecting this, this Nautilus Shell sculpture is pictured on the newly updated range of labels released in 2011.

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