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

    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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  • Prophet's Rock Pinot Noir 2017

    Prophet's Rock Pinot Noir 2017

    Region: NZ- Central Otago

    HUON HOOKE 95 POINTS!  Since the first release in 2005, the Prophet’s Rock Pinot Noir has consistently been one of the best-reviewed Pinot Noirs in New Zealand. "Deep red colour with a good tint of purple and a reserved, slightly shy...

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