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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 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

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Why visit Central Otago? Let me give you a few reasons…

Thu, 31 January 2019 | Posted by: Lucia Volk, CWE

If you ever have an opportunity to go visit the southernmost wine region in the world, jump on it!  The first reason is that it happens to be on New Zealand’s South Island, where it is impossible to put the camera down, with all the snow-capped mountains, azure-colored glacial lakes, as-wide-as-the-eye-can-see flocks of sheep feeding on fresh grass and wildflowers, and wild, rugged coastlines populated ... read more

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PINOT CELEBRATION 2019: 24 - 29 JAN

Thu, 24 January 2019 | Posted by: www.pinotcelebration.co.nz

Will you join us at our fabulous Pinot Celebration 2019?

There is a huge line up Central Otago wineries involved along with guest speakers, exclusive tastings and delicious food. This is an experience not to be missed for Pinot lovers! Visit www.pinotcelebration.co.nz for more information.


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An Eco-Friendly Wine Tour of New Zealand’s South Island

Mon, 7 January 2019 | Posted by: Christina Pickhard, Wine Enthusiast

Central Otago, North Canterbury and Marlborough are three of the country's champions of sustainability. And each showcases what makes New Zealand wine so unique.

Ever since a certain hobbit was captured on the big screen, tourism in New Zealandhas been steadily on the rise. So, too, has the world’s consumption of its wines, where 98% of the vineyards are certified sustainable.

It makes sense, then, to ... read more

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