Hope, previously known as Ranzau, is a small settlement south of Nelson, between Richmond and Wakefield.
There are a number of vineyards and wineries in the Hope area including Brightwater Vineyards (on Main Road Hope), Milcrest Estate, Te Mania Estate, Waimea Estates and Greenhough Vineyard.
In Hope you will also find the renowned Gardens of the World. These romantic gardens provide a world of settings for wedding ceremonies, receptions and photos down to a charming location for that afternoon family picnic.
The Hope Domain Recreation Reserve houses a hall, playground, the historic Maitai Lodge, tennis courts, Tennis and Dog Obedience Clubrooms, and a petanque court.
Ranzau School, Kiwi Explorers Early Childhood Centre, Bedford Bar and Restaurant, Ranzau Retreat Boarding Cattery, and Hope Community Church are also in the area.