Hinton Fruit - Profile and History

Five generations of the Hinton family have been growing fruit in Central Otago since the first orchard block was bought in 1910. The current owners of the business are Nigel and Elisabeth Hinton who along with their son Howie and daughter-in-law, Sarah Hinton - run the family business.

The orchards produce apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches and plums. Hinton fruit can be found in local supermarkets and fruit stores right throughout New Zealand, often packaged in their trade mark blue boxes.

Central Otago fruit is well known for its superior quality, and a large percentage of Hinton's fruit is exported under the brand C.V. Exports (CVE) to markets in Taiwan, China, Australia, UK and the USA.

Central Otago is fast becoming the adventure capital of the world, and is renowned for its scenery and Lord of the Rings countryside. There is plenty to see and do in Central Otago. The orchard is about a 50 minute drive from both Wanaka and Queenstown.

Alexandra is the closest township to the orchard, and has a population of about 5000 with all the general services that you will require. There is a supermarket, banks, post office, cafés, restaurants, backpackers, camp grounds and a local library which has internet access. Alexandra also has a modern swimming facility with outdoor and indoor pools as well as a therapeutic pool and spa. For further information about Central Otago click here.

In the orchard

Hinton Packhouse