Central Otago

Central Otago is the southernmost wine growing region in the world, located at a latitude of 45 degrees south, on New Zealand’s south island. A spectacular landscape makes the region one of the most scenic wine regions if not in the world then certainly in New Zealand. Central to the region is the tourist destination of Queenstown, which is a great base to make wine trips from.

Heavy mineral deposits in silt loams are typical for the soils in Central Otago, but is unlike any other region in New Zealand. The Otago region is the countries only ‘continental’ wine growing region.

Pinot Noir is the flagship red varietal, which is very well suited to the regions large diurnal shifts (a large diurnal shift means a big difference between low and high temperatures) and also the regions long, cool and dry autumn. The Pinot Noirs coming out of the Otago region are most often fragrant, lush Pinot Noirs with silky textures and true fruit intensity.

Aromatic whites also thrive, in particular Riesling where anything from bone-dry to very sweet can be made. Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris and lesser amounts of Chardonnay is also made to a very high quality. Central Otago is in Jancis Robinson’s top five New World wine producing regions.
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  1. Felton Road Block 5 Pinot Noir 2008
    The 2009 Block 5 Pinot Noir is a little mute, offering delicate notes of black cherries, blackberries and mulberries with nuances of Provence herbs, underbrush and soy. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown An opulent and densely fruited entry is an instantly beguiling introduction. Notes ... Learn More
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    Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
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  2. Felton Road Block 5 Pinot Noir 2009
    The 2009 Block 5 Pinot Noir is a little mute, offering delicate notes of black cherries, blackberries and mulberries with nuances of Provence herbs, underbrush and soy. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown An opulent and densely fruited entry is an instantly beguiling introduction. Notes ... Learn More
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    Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
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  3. Felton Road Block 3 Pinot Noir 2009
    While Block 3 is often viewed as a voluptuous cuvée, this example is fine, nuanced and structured - Decanter Sweet, supple, fleshy and pretty, with red fruit aromatics, some floral overtones and some richness. The palate is bright and focused ... Learn More
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  4. Felton Road Block 3 Pinot Noir 2007
    This wine lilts gently in the mouth, offering flavours of dried fruit, tar, and a slightly leafy edge that's not unattractive. - Decanter Felton Road's Pinots have been among the best in NZ, but the 2007s step things up another ... Learn More
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  5. ONLINE TASTING PACK - TWO WEEK CENTRAL OTAGO PINOT TOUR THURSDAY 28TH JAN/4TH FEB 6:30PM AEDT

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    In hopeful preparation for a real trip to New Zealand, we're going to take you on a virtual tour of the famous Central Otago! Across our two sessions, we'll travel ... Learn More

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  6. ONLINE TASTING PACK - TWO WEEK CENTRAL OTAGO PINOT TOUR PLUS BREAKOUT ROOM WINE THURSDAY 28TH JAN/4TH FEB 6:30PM AEDT

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    This pack includes a 7th wine to be tasted at the end of the second week in a smaller group setting within the zoom breakout room for a chance to ... Learn More

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