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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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  • 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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  • Amisfield Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
    Amisfield Pinot Noir 2017
    Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand
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  • Mohua Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
    Mohua Pinot Noir 2017
    Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand
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    • Mt Difficulty Roaring Meg Riesling 2017 Front Label
      Mt Difficulty Roaring Meg Riesling 2017
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      • Amisfield Pinot Gris 2017  Front Label
        Amisfield Pinot Gris 2017
        Pinot Gris/Grigio from Central Otago, New Zealand
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      • Innocent Bystander Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
        Innocent Bystander Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017
        Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand
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      • Two Paddocks The Last Chance Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
        Two Paddocks The Last Chance Pinot Noir 2017
        Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand
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      • Mud House Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
        Mud House Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017
        Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand
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        • Burn Cottage Cashburn Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
          Burn Cottage Cashburn Pinot Noir 2017
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          • Two Paddocks Riesling 2017 Front Label
            Two Paddocks Riesling 2017
            Riesling from Central Otago, New Zealand
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          • Peregrine Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Front Label
            Peregrine Sauvignon Blanc 2017
            Sauvignon Blanc from Central Otago, New Zealand
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          • Mt Difficulty Roaring Meg Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
            Mt Difficulty Roaring Meg Pinot Noir 2017
            Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand
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          • Loveblock Pinot Noir 2017 Front Label
            Loveblock Pinot Noir 2017
            Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand
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          • Quartz Reef Bendigo Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
            Quartz Reef Bendigo Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017
            Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand
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          • Drumsara Wines Ltd. Pinot Gris 2017  Front Label
            Drumsara Wines Ltd. Pinot Gris 2017
            Pinot Gris/Grigio from Central Otago, New Zealand
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            • Rippon Vineyard Mature Vine Riesling 2017  Front Label
              Rippon Vineyard Mature Vine Riesling 2017
              Riesling from Central Otago, New Zealand
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            • Felton Road Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
              Felton Road Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2017
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            • Mt Difficulty Pinot Gris 2017 Front Label
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            • Invivo Wines Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
              Invivo Wines Pinot Noir 2017
              Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand
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            • Pyramid Valley Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
              Pyramid Valley Pinot Noir 2017
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            • Ceres Wines Composition Pinot Noir 2017 Front Label
              Ceres Wines Composition Pinot Noir 2017
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            • Two Paddocks Pinot Noir 2017 Front Label
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            • Felton Road Block 5 Pinot Noir 2017 Front Label
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            • Burn Cottage Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
              Burn Cottage Pinot Noir 2017
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            • Two Paddocks Fusilier Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
              Two Paddocks Fusilier Pinot Noir 2017
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