Upland Organic Wine and Brandy Estate is a small, organic fruit and vine farm tucked away up a dirt track just outside Wellington.

Owned by Edmund Oettle who has been farming there organically for the past 11 years, their motto is “Our products don’t cost the earth”.

The farm is wonderfully rustic and quaintly unassuming and consists of approximately 10 hectares of alluvial soil along a river and 37 hectares of steep land running up the mountain.

Tastings are by appointment and are conducted by the owner/winemaker/viticulturist Edmund himself. Spending an hour or two with him guiding you through a tasting of his organic fruits of the vine is a real treat.

Besides an organic Cabernet Sauvignon, he produces organic brandy, grappa, port and limoncello.