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In Central Otago, every day is a holiday. This landscape is so fantastic and the region is so strkingly beautiful and it's a bonus to grow grapes so well here.<br /><br />Rudi Bauer As a pioneer of Central Otago, Rudi Bauer understands and believes with a passion in the wonderful future for Central Otago as a fine wine growing region. With two decades of experience making first-class wine there, he sees himself at the beginning of the journey, one that will by necessity be carried on by generations after him.<br /><br />Raymond Chan In Central Otago, every day is a holiday. This landscape is so fantastic and the region is so strkingly beautiful and it's a bonus to grow grapes so well here.<br /><br />Rudi Bauer As a pioneer of Central Otago, Rudi Bauer understands and believes with a passion in the wonderful future for Central Otago as a fine wine growing region. With two decades of experience making first-class wine there, he sees himself at the beginning of the journey, one that will by necessity be carried on by generations after him.<br /><br />Raymond Chan Quartz Reef applies the proven winemaking talents of Austrian-born Rudi Bauer, who continues to enjoy & explore the Pinot Noir's many dimensions, and the convergence of the old and the new wine worlds.

Our People

  • Rudi Bauer

    Rudi Bauer

    WINEMAKER / VITICULTURIST / GENERAL MANAGER

    Rudi’s only aim is to pass on the message from the vineyard to you.

  • Elaine Walker

    Elaine Walker

    DIRECT / CELLAR DOOR & WINE CLUB SALES

    Elaine joined the Quartz Reef team all the way back in 1999.

    Often referred to as "the bubbles lady"

    A lover of holidays, especially in the sun :)

    Contact Elaine on elaine@quartzreef.co.nz

  • Lianne Collins

    Lianne Collins

    SALES MANAGER

    Lianne joined the Quartz Reef team in March 2014.

    She has an extensive background in wine sales and marketing.

    She enjoys spending time on the family property.

    Contact Lianne on lianne@quartzreef.co.nz

  • Amy Young

    Amy Young

    WINERY HOST / MARKETING & SALES COORDINATOR

    Amy joined the team in November 2016. She is a part of the sales and marketing team along with hosting guests to our cellar door.

  • Sue-Ellen Bauer

    Sue-Ellen Bauer

    WINERY HOST

    Sue-Ellen is Rudi's wife and has been a part of the team from the beginning. You can visit her in the cellar door on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12pm - 4pm.

  • Warwick Thompson

    Warwick Thompson

    BUSINESS MENTOR

    Former Managing Director of N.Z’s largest and (then) listed public-company Montana Wines and former Deputy Chairman of the NZ Wine Institute. Proud to be associated as Business Advisor to such a distinguished, meritorious, successful wine producer and company as is Quartz Reef.

  • Trevor Scott

    Trevor Scott

    DIRECTOR

    Trevor is a well known professional company director and chartered accountant and has been on the boards of many public and private companies in Australia and New Zealand.

    He has also been involved with the University of Otago for 20 years. He is a major shareholder of Quartz Reef and takes an active interest in the financial side of the company together with a role in assisting with marketing. He now resides in Wanaka where he is developing a small boutique vineyard at his home. He is also a committee member of the Central Otago Wine Association and is actively involved in its activities and affairs.