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Central Otago is the most southerly wine-producing region in the world. Situated at 45 degrees south, the vineyards share similar climactic conditions with some of the finest wine regions, such as Burgundy, Northern Rhone and Oregon’s Willamette Valley, all of which are located between 45-47 degrees north.

The Otago vineyards are the highest in New Zealand at between 200-400 metres above sea level. There are four distinct sub-regions, each separated by mountains and deep gorges, with marked diurnal temperature variation. The earliest vines were planted in 1864, but the first commercial vintage was not until 1987. Since then, the wines...

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have become firmly established on the world wine map and the region has carved out a reputation for producing premium Pinot Noir in particular.

Press Mentions: Read the Decanter article on Central Otago Pinot Noir including our Valli Bannockburn as "highly recommended" (Jan'14)

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