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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 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 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.

Rudi Bauer

Wine Reviews

Methode Traditionnelle Vintage 2013 Blanc De Blancs: Awarded 92 Points

Methode Traditionnelle Vintage 2013

Methode Traditionnelle Vintage 2013 Blanc De Blancs

Awarded 92 Points

"The same blend as last year's version (91% Chardonnay and 9% Pinot Noir), the 2013 Methode Traditionelle Blanc de Blancs spent a whopping 58 months on the lees prior to disgorgement in August 2018. Notes of toasted brioche are joined by lemon curd in this flavorful but light to medium-bodied sparkler. It fades a bit quicker on the finish than I remember of the 2012, but it's still an excellent effort."

Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate - Reviewed July 2019

Bendigo Estate Single Ferment Pinot Noir 2017: Awarded 93 Points

Bendigo Single Ferment Pinot Noir 93 Points

Bendigo Estate Single Ferment
Pinot Noir 2017

Awarded 93 points 

"Earthy, spicy and complex, the 2017 Bendigo Estate Single Ferment Pinot Noir is a rich, savory example of Pinot Noir from a region better known for forward fruit. Hints of mushroom and sage accent dark fruit flavors, while the palate is medium to full-bodied, lush and supple, with a long, silky-textured finish."

Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate - Reviewed July 2019

Single Ferment Pinot Noir 2017: Rated Excellent

Bendigo Estate Single Ferment Pinot Noir 2017

"Smoke, wild herbs, perfumed florals, dark cherry; a dark & brooding element, coffee & chocolate with time. Powerfully mouthfilling and rich, raspberry and dark berries, graphite and generous oak notes the sweet fruit finding an ally in wild herbs and some licorice on the long, brooding close. Structured, fresh, the intent and quality obvious, yet the ‘Estate’ version is my fave."

Mark Henderson, Otago Daily Times - Reviewed July 2019