Kurow Winery – NZ Wine Website of the Week


Kurow, gateway to the South Island’s High Country, has been known for more than a hundred years for its abundant natural beauty and the soil’s unique ability to produce magnificent fruit. At the Kurow Winery, they have tapped the vein of the Waitaki Valley to offer you an extraordinary variety of wine produced in one of the cleanest and most beautiful areas of New Zealand.

Kurow’s history is both rich and intricately linked to the majesty of the Waitaki and Hakataramea Valleys. Kurow has been a pioneering town since it was first settled in 1856. In the early 1900s, pip and stonefruit were introduced to the region. It was soon apparent that the area has an ideal growing climate for high quality fruit. A century later the first grapes were planted in the Waitaki Valley when in 2007, they built the first winery in the valley known as the Kurow Winery; all their grapes are sourced entirely from the Waitaki and Hakataramea valleys.

Kurow Winery produces two premium labels predominantly from the pristine valleys of the Waitaki and Hakataramea, Kurow Village and Pasquale.

Kurow Village is an estate label using grapes sourced from the Waitaki Valley, Central Otago and Waipara. The wines focus is on purity of fruit, they represent the natural clean freshness of these regions..

Pasquale , named after the owner Antonio Pasquale, is their reserve quality range which are about finesse and elegance. They strive to produce wines of layers and interest that can be enjoyed now, but will reward the patient.

To find out more, click the links above to visit the Kurow Winery or Pasquale websites.