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Central Otago Wine New Zealand

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Home to the globe’s most southerly vineyards, which are cultivated below the 45th parallel, Central Otago is a true one-of-a-kind wine growing region, but not only because of its extreme location.

Central Otago is more dependent on one single variety than any other region in New Zealand—and it isn’t Sauvignon blanc. They don’t even make Sauvignon blanc there.

Pinot Noir claims nearly 75% of the region’s vineyards with Pinot Gris coming in a far second place and Riesling behind it. This is also New Zealand’s only wine region with a continental climate, giving it more diurnal and seasonal temperature shifts than any other.

The subregion of Bannockburn has enjoyed the most success historically but the area’s exceptional growth has moved to the promising regions of Cromwell/Bendigo and Alexandra districts. Central Otago is known for its fruity and full-bodied Pinot noir. With the freedom to experiment here, growers and winemakers are easily exhibiting the area’s great potential.

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  • Amisfield Pinot Noir 2018  Front Label
    Amisfield Pinot Noir 2018
    Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand
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  • Rippon Vineyard Mature Vine Riesling 2019  Front Label
    Rippon Vineyard Mature Vine Riesling 2019
    Riesling from Central Otago, New Zealand
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  • Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle Brut Front Label
    Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle Brut
    Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Central Otago, New Zealand
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  • Rippon Vineyard Mature Vine Pinot Noir 2019  Front Label
    Rippon Vineyard Mature Vine Pinot Noir 2019
    Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand
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    • Loveblock Pinot Noir 2020  Front Label
      Loveblock Pinot Noir 2020
      Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand
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      • Innocent Bystander Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020  Front Label
        Innocent Bystander Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020
        Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand
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        • Quartz Reef Pinot Noir 2018  Front Label
          Quartz Reef Pinot Noir 2018
          Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand
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        • Two Paddocks Pinot Noir 2019  Front Label
          Two Paddocks Pinot Noir 2019
          Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand
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        • Peregrine Sauvignon Blanc 2020  Front Label
          Peregrine Sauvignon Blanc 2020
          Sauvignon Blanc from Central Otago, New Zealand
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          • Mt Difficulty Pinot Noir 2018 Front Label
            Mt Difficulty Pinot Noir 2018
            Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand
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          • Amisfield Sauvignon Blanc 2021  Front Label
            Amisfield Sauvignon Blanc 2021
            Sauvignon Blanc from Central Otago, New Zealand
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            • Cloudy Bay Te Wahi Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
              Cloudy Bay Te Wahi Pinot Noir 2017
              Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand
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