Richmond, Tasman 7081,
New Zealand Hops Ltd
PO Box 3205
Richmond, Nelson 7050,
Phone +64 3 544 8989
Fax +64 3 544 6007
We are a cooperative of Master Growers, built on family values, whose legend and cultivars have been crafted for over 150 years with creativity and passion, aiming to be the most revered supplier of hops to the world.
From our humble beginnings, we have grown into a strong and prominent primary industry in New Zealand. In 2020 NZ Hops Ltd. are exporting to over 20 countries around the world with key markets being the USA, UK, Australia and Asia.
The story of hops craftsmanship spans 150 years in the Nelson region, with many of todays growers continuing the legacy and knowledge handed down over many generations.
From plant to pint, we get to work with the Growers (the hop Heroes) and the Brewers (the hop Alchemists) who use our hops locally, around New Zealand and internationally to produce craft beers that whet your appetite.
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Well, the frenetic weeks of annual harvest have now drawn to a close! The 2021 harvest was largely finished by the Easter weekend, with few late bales delivered soon after. The season ran a little ‘slower and lower’ than previous years due to cooler temperatures and more pockets of rain than normal. However, we generally enjoyed mild calm weather throughout. Whilst total hop production delivered was down close to 20% versus last year, with the effects of the Boxing Day hailstorm, we’ve been rewarded with some awesome yields for some cornerstone varieties like, Riwaka™, Nectaron® and Nelson Sauvin™. Most pleasing however, given the context of this year’s harvest, is our overall quality. We’ve seen our strict standards adhered to by NZ Hops Master Growers and look forward to raising a glass with them soon.Read More