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Two Paddocks Central Otago

Actor Sam Neill (Jurassic Park – as well as more demanding roles) is a celebrity wine producer in a fashionable wine region. But don’t let that put you off as beneath the lightly irreverent façade there is serious intent here – and very good Pinot Noir. The wines are currently made by Dean Shaw at […]

Mt Difficulty Central Otago

One of the most promising of a new wave of wineries in Central Otago, originally established in 1992 and now made in a modern winemaking facility by Matt Dicey. The four partners, including Matt’s father, Robin Dicey, own some 32 ha of vineyard with further vines leased. This gives scope for small amounts of single-vineyard […]

Carrick Central Otago

Steve Davies, Carrick’s winemaker, seems to be getting into his stride with the latest releases from the Cairnmuir terraces in the Bannockburn district of Central Otago. The main focus in the estate vineyards is Pinot Noir. The wine has real depth, concentration and spicy, plummy fruit complexity and it is now amongst the best of […]

Bald Hills Central Otago

Here is another rising star to add to the lexicon of Central Otago Pinot Noir. From a prime Bannockburn location the 7.5 ha of vineyard is planted at low densities but yields are kept relatively low. The first vines were planted only in 1997 and like many in the region, are only now beginning to […]

Amisfield Central Otago

At Amisfield there is now ample evidence of the dividend of investment combined with expertise. The American ownership has enlisted the services of Jeff Sinnott who is now into his stride crafting whites of similar precision and structure that established ISABEL ESTATE as one of Marlborough leading wineries. Since 2006 fruit from over 80 ha […]

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