Artisan Wine & Beer
Small batch, sub regional artisan wine and craft beer makers abound in Tasman and Nelson. They are united by a common purpose: create and protect distinctive, diverse wine making styles and wines. Artisan wine makers make and blend distinctive wines that uphold their region's cultures and traditions from vineyard to palate! Artisan craft beer producers create quality micro brewed craft beers from around the country. Skilled craft beer makers in the art of brewing and bottling the best micro brewed beers blending together hops and malts to create the best tasting artisan pilsners, ales and lagers around!
The Sprig and Fern Tavern took flight in 2006 under the watchful eye of the highly esteemed Tracy Banner who found a gap in the market for revolutionary beer – beer with flavour, as they like to put it. Mainstream beer had no choice but to give way to this talented and zealous woman who has played a massive role in the craft beer industry in New Zealand for over 30 years.