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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 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

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.

Wine Reviews

Quartz Reef Bendigo Estate Pinot Noir 2011

90 / 100

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Jeannie Cho Lee - Le Pan Media - Reviewed January 2015

Quartz Reef Bendigo Estate Pinot Noir 2012

92 / 100

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Jeannie Cho Lee - Le Pan Media - Reviewed January 2015

Quartz Reef Bendigo Estate Pinot Noir 2013

93 / 100

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Jeannie Cho Lee - Le Pan Media - Reviewed January 2015

Quartz Reef Pinot Noir 2012

90 / 100

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Jeannie Cho Lee - Le Pan Media - Reviewed January 2015

Quartz Reef Pinot Noir 2013

92 / 100

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Jeannie Cho Lee - Le Pan Media - Reviewed January 2015

QUARTZ REEF METHODE TRADITIONNELLE 2009

93 / 100

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Jeannie Cho Lee - Le Pan Media - Reviewed January 2015

Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle Brut NV

91 / 100

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Jeannie Cho Lee - Le Pan Media - Reviewed January 2015

GOLD - New Zealand Organic Wine Awards

QUARTZ REEF METHODE TRADITIONNELLE BRUT NV

A Methode from a biodynamic certified vineyard is a rare find, which based on the results of the NV L2012 is a great shame.


58% Pinot Noir, and 42% Chardonnay this Methode would hold its own with those in a far higher price bracket. Aroma’s of toasted nuts, and crisp apples, and palate of lime and rock melon lead to a sustained, smooth dry finish. Perfect as an aperitif. Drinking well now, or cellar for 5-8 years.

New Zealand Organic Wine Awards

New Zealand Organic Wine Awards - Reviewed January 2015