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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 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 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

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.

Raymond Chan

Wine Reviews

Quartz Reef Pinot Noir 2012

Quartz Reef Pinot Noir 2012

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90 / 100

Made from biodynamic grapes grown in the Bendigo district. Dense, ripe sweet fruit flavours with red and black cherry, plum, spice and a suggestion of floral characters. Impressively powerful, focussed wine with good development potential.

Bobs Wine Reviews

Bob Campbell - Reviewed July 2013

Quartz Reef Pinot Gris 2012

Quartz Reef Pinot Gris 2012

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89/100

Pure, tangy Pinot Gris with Naschi pear and subtle bready yeast lees flavours. Delicate wine that has surprising power demonstrated with a lengthy finish. Dry, or perhaps off/dry wine with a seductively ethereal texture.

Bobs Wine Reviews

Bob Campbell - Reviewed July 2013

Quartz Reef Pinot Noir

Cricket: 60 seconds with Henry Blofeld

Q What about wine? You love your plonk too. If you're sitting down to dinner what New Zealand drop would fill your glass?

A I can't pinpoint one. For my mind New Zealand tends to do a very good pinot noir and pinot gris. I don't care for the sauvignon blanc as much, but that might just be personal taste. The Dunleavy brothers, I like what they make [on Waiheke Island] but my favourite area is Central Otago where I enjoy Quartz Reef and Felton Road. Unfortunately New Zealand vineyards are generally small and there's not enough of it.

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Henry Blofeld - New Zealand Herald, Hawkes' Bay Today - Reviewed July 2013