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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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  • Quartz Reef Bendigo Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016 Front Label
    Quartz Reef Bendigo Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016
    Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand
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  • Two Paddocks The Last Chance Pinot Noir 2016 Front Label
    Two Paddocks The Last Chance Pinot Noir 2016
    Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand
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  • Cloudy Bay Te Wahi Pinot Noir 2014 Front Label
    Cloudy Bay Te Wahi Pinot Noir 2014
    Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand
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