Central OtagoSouth Island New Zealand
 Waitiri Creek
Waitiri Creek Wines is set upon a historical property and is significantly, one of the pioneering wineries in the district
Paula Ramage grew up in Alexandra and the Ward family farmed for many years on Malaghan’s Road, near Arrowtown. Central Otago is the homeland, the opportunity to develop a family vineyard there was too good to ignore. With equal amounts of enthusiasm and naivety, the Shanagolden Block was purchased in Gibbston and planted to Chardonnay in 1994. The historical site was originally settled in 1867 by James Leslie, a Scot who had emigrated to New Zealand at the age of 17. He and his partner, Thomas Kinross followed the Dunstan gold rush. Kinross established the Gibbston store and Post Office and James Leslie was the butcher and baker but also continued to prospect for gold. The free-draining, northerly aspect of this Block was particularly suited to viticulture.

Central Otago Wines by Waitiri Creek

Waitiri Creek Pinot Noir 2008»
Otago
 Waipara Hills
Waipara Hills has won international acclaim for consistently producing some of New Zealand’s best quality wines
At the 2005 Liquorland International Top 100 Wine Awards in Auckland Waipara Hills’ wines were awarded four trophies including Champion Winery of the Show. Trophies were awarded for Champion Pinot Noir, Champion Gewurztraminer, Champion Pinot Gris. Launched as a public wine company in 2001, Waipara Hills was awarded the accolade of fifteenth fastest growing company in New Zealand by Deloitte’s in 2004. Production From 6000 cases in 2001 to over 89,000 cases in 2006 Waipara Hills’ growth has been spectacular.
 Two Paddocks
Two Paddocks is a small family wine producing business that is entirely dedicated to making great wine
Two Paddocks' three vineyards are located in Central Otago on the South Island of New Zealand. From this golden countryside, where old trails still wind through historic gold mines and ice blue lakes nestle below rugged mountains, comes some of the world's best Pinot Noir, a wine that will rival the great Pinot Noirs of Burgundy. It's the region's continental climate with its hot dry summers, cool autumns, and cold winters that provides the perfect environment to nurture the perfect grape. Add to that warm days and cool nights for colour and stability and the wine that results is nothing less than excellence.

Central Otago Wines by Two Paddocks

Picnic Point Pinot Noir 2015»
Otago
Sam Neill Two Paddocks Pinot Noir 2014»
Otago
 Rockburn
Rockburn is situated in the world’s most southerly grape growing region, producing Central Otago wines of intense varietal character
Central Otago's wine industry symbolizes success and its continental climate rivals Europe's best. The region has a long viticultural tradition. French migrant Jean Desire Feraud, who pioneered grape growing and wine production over 100 years ago, left a strong legacy. Today more than 1,000 hectares of grapes flourish in unique growing conditions. The skills of talented winemakers produce quality boutique wines to compete with the country's finest. At 45º south, Central Otago has a climate similar to Burgundy. It enjoys a semi continental climate and experiences greater daily and seasonal extremes of temperature unknown elsewhere in New Zealand. The area’s unique soil types have a marked influence on vine growth, the flavours of the grapes and ultimately the wine.

Central Otago Wines by Rockburn

Rockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2012»
Otago
 Rabbit Ranch
Land that was once a high country sheep station is now a flourishing vineyard
Sheep and rabbits coexisted on the land for some time but the sheep couldn’t keep up with the nocturnal activity of the rabbits and were hopelessly outnumbered – they were driven off the land and were last seen heading north. The owner of Rabbit Ranch, Mr McGregor tried a number of measures to rid the land of the rabbits at the turn of the century, but was unsuccessful. In the end he decided to plant some vines and make wine.
 Quartz Reef
Situated in the heart of the Central Otago wine region, Quartz Reef produces and specialises in premium sparkling wine, pinot gris and pinot noir
Central Otago is New Zealand's youngest and most dynamic wine region. Quartz Reef's first release was in 1998, and in this short period the estate has already gained international recognition. The 'c' on the Quartz Reef label stands for Chauvet and the 'b' stands for Bauer. These elements embody the South Pacific influence, and the blue wave represents Lake Dunstan. Clotilde Chauvet, Rudi Bauer, Trevor Scott and John Perriam are principal partners.

Central Otago Wines by Quartz Reef

Quartz Reef Pinot Noir 2013»
Otago
 Nanny Goat Vineyard
At latitude 45 degrees south, New Zealand’s Central Otago is the southern most wine region in the world
Alpine mountains to the west, rocky ranges to the south and dry tussock covered hills to the east dominate the landscape, and all assist in the topographical elements of this most exceptional of terroirs. In between all of this grandness, on the lush valley floors are nestled the Nanny Goat Vineyards.

Central Otago Wines by Nanny Goat Vineyard

Nanny Goat Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016»
Otago
 Mudhouse
Sauvignon blanc that says zing, Pinot noir that seductively whispers spice, and Merlot that plants the word ripe on the tip of your tongue. That’s what Mudhouse live for
When a glass is raised for the first time, it’s a moment full of promise. Living up to the promise is Mudhouse only ambition. If the first sip makes a good impression, they know they’ve done their job right. If it fails to amuse the palate, the winemaking team make a point of going outside and howling at the moon. But seriously, any connoisseur would agree that winemaking is one of the world’s most responsible tasks. It’s up there with making policy decisions at parliament and deciding a child’s name.

Central Otago Wines by Mudhouse

Mudhouse Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015»
Otago

Other Wines by Mudhouse

Mudhouse Sauvignon Blanc 2015»
Marlborough
 Mt Difficulty
From vineyards established early in the winemaking traditions of Central Otago, as handled by owner operators who are amongst the region's most passionate
Mt Difficulty owns some of the oldest vineyards and is one of most respected wineries in the Central Otago region of New Zealand's rugged South Island. The joint venture company, founded by some of Central Otago's most devoted and skillful growers, has grown into a leading New Zealand boutique winery with export markets everywhere.
 McWilliams
McWilliam’s Wines is one of Australia’s largest and most highly regarded family-owned wine companies
Since 1877 when Samuel McWilliam planted his first vines at Corowa in New South Wales, successive generations of the McWilliam family have been pioneering the art of fine winemaking in Australia. Always innovative, McWilliam's has ensured its position at the forefront of Australian winemaking by introducing new production techniques and some of the world's most advanced technology in the company's wineries and vineyards.
 Grasshopper Rock
Grasshopper Rock is a small Central Otago wine producer, dedicated exclusively to the production of first class, single vineyard Pinot Noir
In establishing the vineyard, the proprietors searched for land that would provide the best conditions for consistently producing a premium Pinot Noir in a elegant Central Otago style. The chosen site is situated on Earnscleugh Road, across the Clutha River from Alexandra. The property enjoys high sunshine hours and high mean temperatures and is sufficiently harsh and difficult to make the vines work their hardest. With extremes of heat and cold comes the risk of spring and autumn frosts, providing a demanding but rewarding environment for the production of premium pinot noir.

Central Otago Wines by Grasshopper Rock

Grasshopper Rock Pinot Noir 2014»
Otago
 Felton Road
Felton Road wines is located in Bannockburn, Central Otago in New Zealand, the most southerly wine growing region in the World
Here, vineyards are nestled into small macroclimates totally surrounded by high mountains, many of which are snowcapped all year round. Though the location is on the edge of sustainable viticulture these macroclimates consistently combine hot days, cool nights and long dry autumns, perfect for the creation of fine Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling. The latitude of 45 degrees south is similar to the Willamette Valley in Oregon and some of the finest wine regions of France.

Central Otago Wines by Felton Road

Felton Road Pinot Noir 2014»
Central Otago
 Chard Farm
The famous Central Otago Dunstan gold rush of 1862 lured Richard Chard from Dorset, England out to New Zealand.
He arrived at the tender age of 14 and worked in the Dunstan and Gibbston areas for several years before settling at the Morven Ferry end of the old coach road to Queenstown, a place that is now well known in the area as "Chard Farm."

Central Otago Wines by Chard Farm

Chard Farm Sauvignon Blanc»
Otago
 Amisfield
Amisfield Wines are producers of Central Otago Pinot Noir, aromatic whites and superlative Methode Traditionelle
Amisfield Vineyard is located 7km north of Lowburn near the shores of Lake Dunstan in Central Otago, New Zealand. Originally a high country merino stud nestled between Amisfield and Parkburn streams, planting commenced in 1999, and now consists of 60 hectares of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. The vines are close planted on a range of alluvial and glacial schist soils imparting balance in the vines growth and productivity.

Central Otago Wines by Amisfield

Amisfield Dry Riesling 2012»
Otago
Amisfield Sauvignon Blanc 2013»
Otago