Named for the large deposit of quartz beneath the vineyard (the largest in New Zealand, in fact), Quartz Reef is a celebrated Central Otago winery. Under their talented head winemaker, Austrian-born Rudi Bauer, Quartz Reef works to combine the benefits of both the New and Old World. Their 30 hectare vineyard is sustained using biodynamic viticulture, a system that focuses on enriching the soil and vines to create healthy plants, animals and weather systems, all working in tandem. The wines produced in this vineyard and winery are exceptional. The innovative, minimal intervention winemaking and biodynamic viticulture combine to create wines that are expressive and full of character.