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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

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

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Central Otago: Rudi Bauer and Quartz Reef

Sun, 10 February 2019 | Posted by: Jamie Goode, www.wineanorak.com

Rudi in the Bendigo Vineyard

It was great to spend some time with one of the pioneering figures of Central Otago wine, Rudi Bauer. Fresh off the plane from the UK, I picked up a car, drove to Cromwell, checked into my accommodation and then spent four hours talking, tasting and walking through vineyards with him.

When Rudi began working for Rippon in 1989, he was the first qualified winemaker and viticulturist in the region. At that time, ... read more

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A Central Otago Winemaker has taken out a prestigious New Zealand Wine Award

Fri, 1 February 2019 | Posted by: Editor

Last week Rudi Bauer of Quartz Reef Wines was awarded the 2019 Gourmet Traveller Wine NZ Leadership award. The second annual Gourmet Traveller WINE “New Zealand Winemaker of the Year Awards” dinner was held at Gusto at The Grand in Auckland.

The leadership award is given to a high achiever working in any area of wine who has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities. The recipient of this esteemed ... read more

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