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 wine-growing 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 wine-growing 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.

Source: New Zealand Winegrowers – nzwine.com


Wineries and Vineyards of Central Otago

36 Bottles – http://www.36bottles.co.nz/
Aitken’s Folly – https://aitkensfolly.com/
Akarua – http://www.akarua.co.nz/
Akitu – https://akitu.wine/
Alexandra Wine Company – http://www.alexwine.co.nz/
Alpine Wine Co – https://www.alpinewine.co.nz/
Amisfield Wine Company – http://www.amisfield.co.nz/
Aravin Estate – http://www.aravin.co.nz/
Archangel Wines – http://www.archangelwines.co.nz
Arrow River Wines –
Ata Mara – http://www.atamara.com/
Auburn Wines – http://www.auburnwines.com/
Aurora Vineyard – http://www.auroravineyard.com/
Aurum Wines – https://www.aurumwines.com/
Awawhiti Wines –
Bald Hills Wines – http://www.baldhills.co.nz
Bannock Brae Estate – http://www.bannockbrae.co.nz/
Barrel Fence Cellars – http://www.barrelfencecellars.com/
Barrington Wine – http://www.barringtonwine.co.nz/
Black Grape Society – http://www.blackgrapesociety.com/
Black Peak Wines – http://www.blackpeakwines.co.nz/
Black Quail Estate – http://www.blackquail.co.nz/
Black Ridge – http://www.blackridge.co.nz/
Brennan Wines – http://www.brennanwines.com/
Burn Cottage Vineyard – http://www.burncottage.com/
Carrick Estate – http://www.carrick.co.nz/
Ceres Wines – http://www.cereswines.co.nz/
Charcoal Gully Estate – http://www.charcoalgully.co.nz/
Chard Farm – http://www.chardfarm.co.nz/
Charteris Wines – http://www.charteriswines.com/
Cherry Block Wines – https://www.cherryblock.co.nz/
Clyde Village Wines – http://www.clydevillage.co.nz/
Coal Pit Vineyard – http://www.coalpitwine.com/
Como Villa – http://comovilla.co.nz/
Cornish Point – http://www.feltonroad.com/
Coxs’ Vineyard – https://www.coxsvineyard.co.nz/
DC / Tannacrieff Wines – https://www.tannacrieff.co.nz/
Desert Heart – http://www.desertheart.co.nz/
Doctors Flat Vineyard – http://www.doctorsflat.co.nz/
Domain Road Vineyard –  http://www.domainroad.co.nz/
Domain Thomson – http://www.domainethomsonwines.com/
Domaine Jaquiery –
Domaine Rewa – http://www.domainerewa.com/
Drumsara Wines – http://www.drumsara.com/
Dunstan Road Wines – http://www.dunstanroadwines.co.nz/
Eight Ranges Wines – https://eightranges.co.nz/
Ellero Wine – http://www.ellerowine.com
Eon of Bendigo – http://www.eonwines.co.nz/
Felton Road Wines – http://www.feltonroad.com/
Folding Hill – http://www.foldinghill.co.nz/
Free Fall Wines –
Gate 20 Two – http://www.gate20two.co.nz
George Town Vineyard –
Gibbston Highgate Estate – http://www.gibbstonhighgate.co.nz/
Gibbston Valley Wines – https://www.gibbstonvalley.com/
Grasshopper Rock – http://www.grasshopperrock.co.nz/
Grey Ridge – http://greyridge.co.nz/
Hawkdun Rise – http://www.vineyardstay.co.nz/
Hawkshead Wine – http://www.hawksheadwine.com/
Hinton Estate – http://www.hinton.co.nz/
Immigrant’s Vineyard / Ruru Wines – https://www.immigrantsvineyard.co.nz/
Judge Rock – http://www.judgerock.co.nz/
Kalex Wines – http://www.kalexwines.com/
Kingsmill Wines – http://www.kingsmillwines.co.nz/
Lamont Wines – http://www.lamontwines.com/
Lazy Dog Wines – https://www.lazydog.co.nz/
Leaning Rock Vineyard –
Lindis River Wines – http://www.lindisriver.co.nz/
Lismore Wines – http://www.lismorewines.co.nz/
Locharburn Wines – http://www.locharburnwines.co.nz/
Lowburn Ferry – http://www.lowburnferry.co.nz/
Maori Point Vineyards – http://www.maoripoint.co.nz/
Madam Sass Wines – http://www.madamsass.co.nz/
Matt Connell Wines – https://mattconnellwines.com/
Maude Wines – http://www.maudewines.com/
McArthur Ridge – http://www.mcarthurridgewines.co.nz/
Minaret Peaks – http://deepandmeaningful.co.nz
Misha’s Vineyard – http://www.mishasvineyard.com/
Mitre Rocks Wines –
Moko Hills – https://www.facebook.com/mokohills/
Mondillo Vineyards – http://www.mondillo.com/
Mount Dunstan Estate – http://mountdunstan.co.nz/
Mount Edward – http://www.mountedward.co.nz/
Mount Maude – http://www.maudewines.com/
Mount Michael Wines – http://www.mountmichaelwines.com
Mount Rosa – http://www.mtrosa.co.nz/
Mt Difficulty Wines – http://www.mtdifficulty.nz/
Nanny Goat Vineyard – http://www.nannygoatvineyard.co.nz/
Neck of the Woods Wines – https://www.neckofthewoodswines.com/
Nevis Bluff – http://www.nevisbluff.co.nz/
Nockie’s Palette – https://www.nockiespalette.com/
Northburn Station – http://www.northburn.co.nz/
Omeo Vineyard – http://omeovineyard.com/wines
Packspur – http://www.packspur.co.nz/
Peregrine Wines – http://www.peregrinewines.co.nz/
Perseverance Estate – http://www.perseverance.co.nz/
Pisa Range Estate – http://www.pisarangeestate.co.nz/
Point Bush Estates – http://www.pointbush.co.nz/
Prophets Rock Vineyard – http://www.prophetsrock.co.nz/
Providore Wines – https://providorewines.com/
Putangi Wines – https://putangiwines.co.nz/
Quartz Reef – http://www.quartzreef.co.nz/
Quest Farm – http://www.questfarm.co.nz/
Rabbit Ranch – http://www.rabbitranch.co.nz/
Remarkable Wines – http://www.remarkablewines.co.nz
Richardson Wines – http://www.richardsonwines.co.nz/
Rippon Vineyard – http://www.rippon.co.nz/
River Rock Estate – https://www.riverrockestate.com/
Rock ‘n’ Pillar – http://www.southernwines.co.nz/rock-n-pillar
Rockburn Wines – http://www.rockburn.co.nz/
Serendipity Vineyard – http://www.serendipityvineyard.co.nz/
Shaky Bridge Wines – http://www.shakybridge.co.nz/
South River Vineyard – https://southriver.co.nz/
Surveyor Thomson – http://www.surveyorthomson.co.nz/
Swallows Crossing – http://www.swallowscrossing.co.nz/
Tarras Vineyards – http://www.tarrasvineyards.com/
Te Amo Wines – https://www.facebook.com/TeAmoWines/
Te Kano Estate – http://www.tekanoestate.com/
Terra Sancta – http://terrasancta.co.nz/
The Aurora Vineyard – http://www.auroravineyard.com/
The Wine House and Kitchen – http://www.winehouse.co.nz/
Three Miners Vineyard – http://www.threeminers.com/
Thyme Hill – http://www.thymehill.co.nz/
Torr Estate – http://www.torr.co.nz
TOSQ Wines – http://www.tosq.co.nz/
Two Degrees – http://www.twodegrees.co.nz/
Two Paddocks – http://www.twopaddocks.com/
Two Sisters Vineyard – http://www.twosisters.co.nz/
Urbn Vino – http://www.urbnvino.nz/
Valli Vineyards – http://www.valliwine.com/
van Asch Wines – http://www.vanaschwines.com/
Vela Wines – http://www.velawines.com/
Vinpro – http://www.vinpro.co.nz/
Waitiri Creek – http://www.waitiricreek.co.nz
Weaver Estate Wines – http://weaverwines.co.nz/
Weston Winery – http://www.westonwinery.50webs.com/
Wet Jacket – http://www.wetjacket.nz/
Wild Earth – http://www.wildearthwines.co.nz/
Wild Irishman Wines – https://www.kinrosswine.co.nz/collections/wild-irishman
Wooing Tree – http://www.wooingtree.co.nz/
Zebra NZ Vineyards – http://www.zebranz.com/