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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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  • 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 2019  Front Label
      Innocent Bystander Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019
      Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand
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      • Rippon Vineyard Mature Vine Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
        Rippon Vineyard Mature Vine Pinot Noir 2017
        Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand
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      • Quartz Reef Pinot Noir 2018  Front Label
        Quartz Reef Pinot Noir 2018
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        Mt Difficulty Pinot Noir 2018
        Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand
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