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

  • Burn Cottage Pinot Noir 2017

    Region: NZ- Central Otago

    BOB CAMPBELL MW 97 POINTS! NICK STOCK 96 POINTS! JANCIS ROBINSON 18/20 POINTS! ORGANIC + BIODYNAMIC "Bright lifted red fruit notes complement darker savoury earth tones along with spice, a touch of chocolate and subtle blood orange nuances. The...

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  • Felton Road Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2019

    Region: NZ- Central Otago

    Savoury, structural and luscious.    "20% whole clusters [using] Traditional fermentation with a moderately long maceration on skins has extracted good colour and tannin with considerable depth of flavour. This wine was aged for 13 months in...

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  • Felton Road Cornish Point Pinot Noir 2018

    Region: NZ- Central Otago

    "Felton Road's story is one of refusal to compromise. A strict 100% estate policy with fully organic and biodynamic viticulture (Demeter certified) ensures that our fruit arrives at the winery as pure as it can be, while our entire estate comes as close...

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  • Lowburn Ferry Home Block Pinot Noir 2015

    Region: NZ- Central Otago

    Deep purple with purple hues. This wine has fragrant violet, spice, smoky oak char, red cherry and a hint of dried herb on the nose. The palate is sweet concentrated black cherry and plum. There is plenty of spice coming through the mid palate along with...

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  • Prophet's Rock Pinot Noir 2016

    Region: NZ- Central Otago

    JAMES SUCKLING 96 POINTS! CAMERON DOUGLAS MS 96 POINTS! "This is very good. The rich and attractive, fresh red cherries and plums sing in the glass. It delivers a very vibrant impression with blood oranges and pomegranate in the mix, too. Smooth tannins...

    Current stock: 11

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  • Prophet's Rock Rocky Point Pinot Noir 2018

    Region: NZ- Central Otago

    BOB CAMPBELL 93 POINTS!  "Delicately scented and quite dense pinot noir with dark berry, cherry, plum and hints of wood smoke. Nicely structured wine with a truly dry finish, although. the tannins are underpinned with good fruit sweetness. Very...

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  • Rockburn Pinot Noir 2018

    Region: NZ- Central Otago

    Silver - The Royal Easter Wine Show 20204 stars - Bob Campbell / The Real Review 20205 stars - 95 points - Sam Kim Review 20205 stars - Winestate 2020   "The 2018 vintage yielded beautiful fruit from each of our sites, which we have simply...

    Current stock: 18

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