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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

Wine Reviews

Quartz Reef Franz Ferdinand Pinot Noir 2015

 

 

5 Stars

96/100 Points

"Made from a selection of grapes from the easterly section of Quartz Reef s hillside Bendigo vineyard. Silken-textured pinot noir in a rather restrained and elegant style that seems to be more accessible and suppler than the Bendigo Estate label. A seductive wine."

Reviewed May 2018

Bob Campbell - Reviewed May 2018

Bendigo Estate Single Ferment Pinot Noir 2016

 

5 Stars

97/100 Points

"Made from a special selection of organic/biodynamically farmed grapes from the centre of their hillside Bendigo vineyard. A very classy wine with impressive density and a complex array of flavours that include dark cherry and berry, liquorice, wood smoke and Oriental spices. An exciting wine that can be appreciated now but has serious cellaring potential."

Reviewed May 2018

Bob Cambell - Reviewed May 2018

2017 Pinot Gris - 5 Stars by Michael Cooper

Certified biodynamic, the very classy 2017 vintage (5*) was estate-grown at Bendigo, hand-harvested and fermented and lees-aged in tanks. Bright, light lemon/green, it is highly scented and mouthfilling, with beautifully vibrant, well-ripened pear, lychee and spice flavours, showing excellent intensity, finely balanced acidity and a dry, lingering finish. It's already delicious.

By Michael Cooper - Reviewed May 2018

2018 NZ Organic Wine Awards

Nz Organic Awards

Méthode Traditionnelle Blanc de Blancs Vintage 2013 and Bendigo Estate Single Ferment Pinot Noir 2016 both shone with gold medals. As an added bonus, our Blanc de Blancs Vintage 2013 also awarded Champion Sparkling of the show!

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NZ Organic Wine Awards - Reviewed May 2018