Central Otago

"Soaring snow-capped mountains and glistening rivers nestled deep within ravines (gold rush territory in the 1800s) draw visitors from far and wide.

All of the main winegrowing sub-regions lie within close reach, with the distinctive mountainous terrain providing each with a unique climate, aspect and altitude.

Pinot Noir flourishes in the Central Otago, with a variety of stunning expressions being crafted in the numerous sub-regions. The region is also renowned for producing excellent aromatics, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

Historically noted as ‘pre-eminently suitable’ for winemaking (Bragato, 1895), the region’s first Gold Medal was for ‘Burgundy’ in Sydney in 1881. Stonefruit prevailed until a resurgence in the 1950s, followed by a significant commitment by the 1970s winegrowing pioneers, enduring today in names such as Chard Farm, Rippon, Black Ridge and Gibbston Valley. Central Otago is a tourism stronghold, captivating visitors with a wide range of excellent cellar door facilities and wine-tourism activities. The extreme climate rewards careful site selection with wines of great intensity and finesse, and encourages an increased focus on sub-regional expression." - Wine NZ

Map adapted from Vineyards.com

  • Prophet's Rock Pinot Noir 2022

    Prophet's Rock Pinot Noir 2022

    Region: NZ- Central Otago
    Farming Sustainably-made

    97 POINTS! - JAMES SUCKLING

        "Concentrated and elegant with red and dark fruit, spectacular baking spices combined with smoky oak and the signature integrated tannin structure, this seamless wine with its velvety texture will leave you wanting more.   The...

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  • Prophet's Rock Pinot Gris 2022

    Prophet's Rock Pinot Gris 2022

    Region: NZ- Central Otago
    Farming Sustainably-made

    DELICIOUS, HIGH QUALITY PINOT GRIS FROM CENTRAL OTAGO

      “Aromas of baked pear and saffron, followed by button mushrooms and savory dried herbs. Off-dry, medium-bodied with a vivid acid backbone. Fascinating wine with plenty of zesty complexity. Drink or hold.” – James...

    Current stock: 4

    $52.00
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  • Prophet's Rock Cuvee Antipodes Chardonnay 2022

    Prophet's Rock Cuvee Antipodes Chardonnay 2022

    Region: NZ- Central Otago
    Farming Sustainably-made

    96+ POINTS! - WINE ADVOCATE
    A TRIUMPHANT WINE PRODUCED AS A COLLABORATION BETWEEN PROPHET’S ROCK & BURGUNDY’S OWN FRANCOIS MILLET

      "The 2022 Cuvée Aux Antipodes Blanc is a magnificent triumph of yields. Where previously this 1.8-hectare plot produced anywhere from six to eight barrels of wine, the 2022 produced 23 barrels of wine—very exciting for...

    Current stock: 3

    $155.00
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  • Charteris Otago Pinot Noir 2022

    Charteris Otago Pinot Noir 2022

    Region: NZ- Central Otago

    GENEROUS PALATE OF PURE, PLUSH PINOT FRUIT WITH LIFT AND PERFUME

      "Fresh cut Doris plum and ripe late season Black Douglas cherry full the aroma with layers of anise and subtle brown spice rack. Spicy whole bunch lift provides a layer of wild thyme like complexity to the nose. The palate entry is all cherry...

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    Current stock: 20

    $55.00
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  • Terra Sancta Slapjack Block Pinot Noir 2018

    Terra Sancta Slapjack Block Pinot Noir 2018

    Region: NZ- Central Otago
    Farming Organic Sustainably-made

    BOB CAMPBELL 96 POINTS!
    FROM THE OLDEST VINES OF BANNOCKBURN, PLANTED IN 1991, POWER AND POISE, COMPLEXITY FROM BOTTLE AGE

      "Elegant, complex pinot noir that's fine-grained and seamless, with layers of flavours including roasted chestnut, black cherry, spicy oak, fresh herb and subtle floral characters." - Bob Campbell MW   "A ruby-hued, velvety red...

    Current stock: 4

    $79.00
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  • Terra Sancta Mysterious Digging Pinot Gris 2022

    Terra Sancta Mysterious Digging Pinot Gris 2022

    Region: NZ- Central Otago

    FULL BODIED, ALSATIAN-STYLE, THIS PINOT GRIS GROWS IN THE "DRESS CIRCLE" OF NEW ZEALAND WINE IN THE BANNOCKBURN SUBREGION OF OTAGO

      "Expressing just how good Pinot Gris can be, this single block wine starts with an enticing aroma of ripe pear, white peach and orange blossom. The palate is concentrated and packed with flavour including fresh stone fruit, tangerine, tangy lime...

    Current stock: 6

    $29.00
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  • Burn Cottage Pinot Noir 2021

    Burn Cottage Pinot Noir 2021

    Region: NZ- Central Otago
    Farming Organic Biodynamic

    CULT WINE! WONDERFUL FINESSE WITH LAYERS OF INTEREST

      "Enticing lifted floral notes with blue and red fruits, hints of pepper spice and orange zest accompany the characteristic wet stone and mineral elements from this vineyard. Supple and seamless with lovely palate length and structural tannins...

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    Current stock: 19

    $99.50
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  • Burn Cottage Moonlight Race Pinot Noir 2021

    Burn Cottage Moonlight Race Pinot Noir 2021

    Region: NZ- Central Otago
    Farming Organic Biodynamic

    BOB CAMPBELL 95 POINTS!

      "From vintage 2021 our Moonlight Race comprises three sites that we farm ourselves: our estate vineyards Burn Cottage Vineyard in Lowburn, and Sauvage Vineyard in Bannockburn, along with the Luna vineyard in Bannockburn. The blend of these...

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    Current stock: 19

    $69.00
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  • Pyramid Valley Manata Pinot Noir 2021

    Pyramid Valley Manata Pinot Noir 2021

    Region: NZ- Central Otago
    Farming Biodynamic

    BEAUTIFUL PINOT NOIR FROM ESTEEMED, BIODYNAMIC PRODUCER

      "Deep crimson in appearance. A complex nose showcasing black cherry, black raspberry, baking spices, vanilla and earthy undertones. Juicy and ripe dark berries balanced by youthful freshness and acidity. Robust tannins offering depth, structure...

    Current stock: 7

    $85.00
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  • Prophet's Rock Pinot Noir 2021

    Prophet's Rock Pinot Noir 2021

    Region: NZ- Central Otago
    Farming Sustainably-made

    REAL REVIEW 97 POINTS! WINE FRONT 94 POINTS!

      "Fragrant, dense wine with cassis, blackcurrant, dark chocolate and nutty oak flavours. Impressive, attention-grabbing wine that envelops the senses. Clearly from a favourable vintage and with obvious cellaring potential." - Bob Campbell, Real...

    Current stock: 1

    $78.00
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  • Scout Pinot Noir 2021

    Scout Pinot Noir 2021

    Region: NZ- Central Otago
    Farming Organic Sustainably-made

    GREAT VALUE CENTRAL OTAGO PINOT NOIR FROM CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SCOUT WINERY

      "Cherry, raspberry, cloves and nutmeg give this low cost Pinot a surprising complexity and drinkability. It is a pretty wine, but does not hold back on flavour, with a deep and spicy finish that brings you back for more. A real winner!" -...

    Current stock: 4

    $35.00
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  • Scout Chardonnay 2021

    Scout Chardonnay 2021

    Region: NZ- Central Otago
    Farming Organic Sustainably-made

    A PERFECT BALANCE OF NEW ZEALAND RICHNESS AND DELICATE WINEMAKING

      "A rich and creamy style of Chardonnay. Expect flavours of grapefruit zest, nectarine and peach with a delectable brioche finish. It's full bodied but perfectly balanced, with the cool climate acidity holding the rich flavours together...

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  • Prophet's Rock Cuvee Antipodes Pinot Noir 2019

    Prophet's Rock Cuvee Antipodes Pinot Noir 2019

    Region: NZ- Central Otago
    Farming Sustainably-made

    VINOUS 97 POINTS!

      "It's a dense, smooth and texturally refined Pinot Noir with floral and black cherry fruit. The powerful structure and muscular yet refined bendigo tannins are honed with a pared-back extraction regimen, but this remains a carefully controlled,...

    Current stock: 3

    $215.00
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  • Burn Cottage Pinot Noir 2020

    Burn Cottage Pinot Noir 2020

    Region: NZ- Central Otago
    Farming Organic Biodynamic

    WINE FRONT 95 POINTS!

      "Precise and perfumed with lovely aromatics of cherry, violets, and spice layered with hints of savoury bramble and a mineral element of wet riverstone. There is a wonderful finesse, layers of interest, and finely held textural tannins extending...

    Current stock: 6

    $99.50
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