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 Gris 2019

    Prophet's Rock Pinot Gris 2019

    Region: NZ- Central Otago
    Farming Sustainably-made

    COOL CLIMATE PINOT GRIS AT ITS BEST!

      "This is a truly aromatic expression of Pinot Gris and a marvellous food wine. The Prophet’s Rock Pinot Gris has received exceptional reviews since the first release in 2007 and has been a matched wine on the degustation menu at Heston...

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    Current stock: 23

    $42.00
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  • Super Nanny Pinot Noir 2019

    Super Nanny Pinot Noir 2019

    Region: NZ- Central Otago
    Farming Sustainably-made

    CULT, AWARD WINNING PINOT NOIR, VERY DENSE AND CONCENTRATED.

      "From their inception and the inaugural release of their Pinot Noir in 2005, Nanny Goat Vineyard has strived to produce wines with elegance, concentration and balance whilst allowing each individual parcel of fruit to tell its unique story...

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    Current stock: 12

    $65.00
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  • Prophet's Rock Pinot Noir 2018

    Prophet's Rock Pinot Noir 2018

    Region: NZ- Central Otago
    Farming Sustainably-made

    HUON HOOKE 96 POINTS!

        "Medium to full ruby colour with traces of purple and brick-red. The bouquet is reserved and metallic with ironstone and dried-blood nuances, dark plum emerging with airing, and very complex. The wine is full-bodied and savoury, with...

    Current stock: 10

    $55.00
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  • Burn Cottage Sauvage Pinot Noir 2018

    Burn Cottage Sauvage Pinot Noir 2018

    Region: NZ- Central Otago
    Farming Organic Biodynamic

    A FIRST RELEASE FROM THE NEW 'SAUVAGE' VINEYARD AT BURN COTTAGE. THIS PINOT ACHIEVES RIPENESS WHILST RETAINING BALANCE AND FINESSE.

       "The first single vineyard wine off the 19 year old Sauvage Vineyard vines in Bannockburn. The vineyard itself is located under hills once prized for gold in this region, now cloaked in wild thyme and rosehip. The land below is widely...

    Current stock: 1

    $87.00
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  • Burn Cottage Pinot Noir 2018

    Burn Cottage Pinot Noir 2018

    Region: NZ- Central Otago
    Farming Organic Biodynamic

    CULT-FAVOURITE PINOT NOIR FROM OTAGO. THIS BIODYNAMIC BEAUTY DELIVERS THE DESIRABLE NEXUS OF SAVOURY, FRUIT AND SPICE.

       "Lovely savoury dry herb and dark earth tones partner with bright red fruits, a hint of citrus and warm spice. Initially restrained, the wine unfolds with energy, focus and layers of complexity. Silky ripe tannins and fine mineral acidity...

    Current stock: 10

    $87.00
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  • Felton Road Dry Riesling 2020

    Felton Road Dry Riesling 2020

    Region: NZ- Central Otago
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Biodynamic Sustainably-made

    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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    Current stock: 23

    $38.00
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  • Felton Road Bannockburn Riesling 2020

    Felton Road Bannockburn Riesling 2020

    Region: NZ- Central Otago
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Biodynamic Sustainably-made

    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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    Current stock: 22

    $38.00
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  • Prophet's Rock Rocky Point Pinot Noir 2018

    Prophet's Rock Rocky Point Pinot Noir 2018

    Region: NZ- Central Otago
    Farming Sustainably-made

    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...

    Current stock: 7

    $35.00
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  • Prophet's Rock Dry Riesling 2018

    Prophet's Rock Dry Riesling 2018

    Region: NZ- Central Otago
    Farming Sustainably-made

    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...

    Current stock: 1

    $39.95
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  • Quartz Reef N.V. Methode Traditionnelle

    Quartz Reef N.V. Methode Traditionnelle

    Region: NZ- Central Otago
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Biodynamic Sustainably-made

    WINE FRONT 95 POINTS!  JAMES SUCKLING 92 POINTS!  SAM KIM 93 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...

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    $35.00
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  • Felton Road Dry Riesling 2019

    Felton Road Dry Riesling 2019

    Region: NZ- Central Otago
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Biodynamic Sustainably-made

    "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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    Current stock: 5

    $38.00
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