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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 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 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.

Rudi Bauer

Wine Reviews

GOURMET TRAVELLER WINE - TOP 100 NEW RELEASES

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Top Score NEW ZEALAND ROSE

2016 Quartz Reef Pinot Rose

Rose doesn't get much better than this creamy-textured wine with raspberry, strawberry and delicately spicy flavours.

Bone-dry with good weight and impeccable balance.

Made from biodynamically-grown grapes from the Bendigo subregion.

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Bob Campbell MW - Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine Apr/May 2017 - Reviewed April 2017

Trip Advisor Review

"We sought out Quartz Reef tasting rooms located in a small corner of Cromwell's industrial area. It's different, it's quirky, it's wonderful- I mean it's the wine that matters right? The wines were beautifully made, complex and well balanced gems. Our small group even got to see the disgorging process which was in full swing. A great place to taste wine and feel the passion."

Mark C


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Trip Advisor - Reviewed April 2017

The Best Wineries and Vineyards in the Queenstown Area

Queenstown is surrounded by wineries and vineyards. The area's microclimate makes it perfect for cultivating a variety of grapes. Pinot Noir features prominently in the selection, with Chardonnay following very closely behind. If you're keen to get a feel for the local viticulture, make sure to stop by these incredible destinations in the Central Otago region...

Quartz Reef in Cromwell was founded in 1996, and is home to New Zealand’s largest quartz deposit (hence their name). They are quite renowned for a range of sparkling wines, but their scope goes above and beyond this. Two vineyards, covering 30 hectares (74 acres), are composed of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay grape varieties. A small plantation of Gruner Veltliner was cultivated in 2008, too. The Quartz Reef tasting room is open every day of the week during the summer (not correct . Quartz Reef) — you’ll be able to chat with the owners and winemakers, who will tell you all about the local production and history.

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Thalita Alves - www.theculturetrip.com - Reviewed April 2017

Methode Traditionnelle Brut NV

MÉTHODE TRADITIONNELLE NV: "Light golden in hue, this biodynamic Pinot Noir/Chardonnay from Bendigo, Central Otago spent 24 months on the lees, and it is integrated beautifully. That savoury lees is joined by red apple, delicate florals and cherry, all grounded by a subtle brioche nuttiness and lifted by crisp mineral and pink-grapefruit vibrancy. Fresh and complete, with a lingering pithiness on the very lengthy finish." // Score 91 // Tasted by Treve Ring

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Quench Magazine - Treve King (via Facebook) - Reviewed April 2017

NEW WINE LAND

Neuseeland ist faszinierend.  Das gilt erst recht fur den wein, der auf den beiden Inseln gekeltert wird.

Unterwegs zu erstaunlichen entdeckungen.

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Von Peter Badenhop - Reviewed April 2017