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

  • Felton Road Bannockburn Riesling 2020

    Felton Road Bannockburn Riesling 2020

    Region: NZ- Central Otago

    EXTREMELY EXPRESSIVE, OFF DRY RIESLING, HAILING IN AT A REFRESHING 9% ALCOHOL.  "Aromas of citrus peel and ginger combine with a distinct minerality. A burst of sweetness on first sip is immediately complimented by ripe stonefruit and mandarin...

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  • Felton Road Dry Riesling 2020

    Felton Road Dry Riesling 2020

    Region: NZ- Central Otago

    DRY, BUT REFRESHING, RIESLING.   "The nose leads with white florals and crushed stones that overlay aromas of pear, cucumber and lemon zest. The palate is surprisingly expansive as the acidity perfectly integrates with the weight and depth of...

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  • Lowburn Ferry Home Block Pinot Noir 2015

    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 Dry Riesling 2018

    Prophet's Rock Dry Riesling 2018

    Region: NZ- Central Otago

    CRISP, DRY, PACKED WITH FLAVOUR, HERE IS A RIESLING FOR LOVERS OF THE "ALSATIAN-STYLE"   "White gold in colour, it displays floral and citrus aromas and flavours with a strong underlying minerality. These are echoed on the concentrated, crisp...

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  • Prophet's Rock Pinot Gris 2018

    Prophet's Rock Pinot Gris 2018

    Region: NZ- Central Otago

    "A very aromatic style of Pinot Gris, while retaining the trademark freshness of the region. This wine has achieved an avid following and wide acclaim, despite very limited production." "The vinification is heavily influenced by Paul’s time in Alsace...

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  • Prophet's Rock Rocky Point Pinot Noir 2018

    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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  • Quartz Reef N.V. Methode Traditionnelle

    Quartz Reef N.V. Methode Traditionnelle

    Region: NZ- Central Otago

    Wine Front 95 Points! "Biodynamic farming, lees maturation, attention to detail, great vineyard sites. Rudi Bauer of Quartz Reef has many positives in the manifestation of his life work. Beyond that, and so often it’s hard to separate the person who...

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    Current stock: 14

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  • Quartz Reef Pinot Gris 2018

    Quartz Reef Pinot Gris 2018

    Region: NZ- Central Otago

    Bob Campbell MW 95 Points!   "The result of an unusually warm growing season - picking started more than a month before the previous year. Ripe, fleshy, dry pinot gris with poached pear, root ginger, ripe apple and nutty yeast lees flavours. A...

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  • Rockburn Pinot Noir 2018

    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: 9

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  • Felton Road Dry Riesling 2019

    Felton Road Dry Riesling 2019

    Region: NZ- Central Otago

    "A lifted and intense bouquet of baking spice, apple and mandarin. The saline infused palate is bright, racy and focused. The Dry style makes a statement: taut and austere but with an enduring palate of crushed rocks and salty, apple notes. Exotic,...

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