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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. 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 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

Wine Reviews

Wine Spectator Daily Wine Picks

QUARTZ REEF METHODE TRADITIONNELLE VINTAGE 2012

90 Points


“A complex mix of apple, pear and melon flavors, with nutmeg, honey and lime accents. Elegant and airy, this is spicy on the finish.”

Wine Spectator Daily Wine Picks - MaryAnn Worobiec - Reviewed June 2017

Air New Zealand - Fine Wines of New Zealand 2017

AIR NEW ZEALAND FINE WINES OF NEW ZEALAND 2017

Synonymous with celebration, Sparkling wines are full of fresh flavours, fun and fizz.

New Zealand Sparkling wines in particular are known for being a spritely blend of both balance and structure.

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QUARTZ REEF METHODE TRADITIONNELLE VINTAGE 2012

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AIR NEW ZEALAND FINE WINES OF NEW ZEALAND 2017

The Criteria:

World-class quality and consistency – a high barrier to inclusion consisting of wine quality, wine pedigree and longevity.

A wine that can truly stand the test of time as a world-class example of New Zealand’s finest wine.

Air New Zealand - Reviewed June 2017