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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 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. 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.<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

Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle Rose NV

“Rudi Bauer is Central Otago’s fizz master. His new-release brut rose is crafted from 100 percent hand-picked, organically-grown pinot noir, bottle fermented and aged on its less (spent yeast cells) for at least 18 months. Prepare for a whiff of rhubarb custard, cashew creaminess and a whisper of cherry. It’s supremely stylish and sort of rebellious, a little like the Meghan Markle of method I think. Delicately structured and deliciously dry, its pillowy perfection on the palate. Sip with salmon yakitori.”

By Yvonne Lorkin, NZ Herald - Viva Magazine - Reviewed August 2018

Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle Rose NV

Awarded 5 Stars

"Instantly appealing, the vivacious, non-vintage wine (5*) I tasted in mid 2018 was estate-grown at Bendigo, in Central Otago. Made entirely from Pinot Noir and disgorged in autumn 2018, it is bright pink, with a fragrant, berryish, gently yeasty bouquet. Crisp and tightly structured, it has lively peach, strawberry and apricot flavours, showing impressive depth and complexity, and a finely textured, smooth, dry (4 grams/litre residual sugar) finish."

Michael Cooper - Reviewed August 2018

Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle Vintage 2013 Blanc de Blancs

Awarded 5 Stars

"A wine of great presence, the vivacious 2013 vintage (5*) is promoted as the 'crown jewel' of Quartz Reef's Central Otago sparklings. A blend of Chardonnay (91 per cent) and Pinot Noir (9 per cent), estate-grown at Bendigo, it is pale straw, with very intense, citrusy, yeasty, biscuity flavours, crisp acidity and a lasting, dry (4 grams/litre residual sugar) finish."

Michael Cooper - Reviewed August 2018