Central Otago's Finest Wineries

Tracing the foothills of the mountains down to the banks of the Clutha, Akarua’s unique terroir provides the perfect opportunity to its passionate team, dedicated to the land and to producing exquisite Pinot Noir.

Since its inception in 2002, Akitu – meaning ‘summit’ in Maori – has quickly gained renown thanks to its Burgundian-style Pinot Noirs, which have been hailed as some of the best in New Zealand.

Set on terraces above the river Clutha and below slopes of the Pisa range, Amisfield’s 92 hectare, organically managed
vineyard and winery is renowned for producing Pinot Noir and a number of aromatic white wines.

Grapes are grown on an elevated site in Queensbury above the mighty Clutha river where the gravel, schist and mineral quartz soils produce delicately flavoured grapes that bask ripening in the Central Otago sun.

The natural amphitheatre carved out by the Clutha and Kawarau Rivers is now home to the bio dynamically managed vineyard
otherwise known as Burn Cottage.

Twice awarded “Sustainable Vineyard of the Year” at the Organic Wine Awards, a detailed hands-on approach is taken in the vineyard to grow the highest quality fruit possible which allows for minimal intervention in the winery. Handpicked, wild-fermented, a true expression of time & place.

Cloudy Bay, from the heart of Marlborough is proud to now be producing beautiful Central Otago Pinot Noir, Te Wahi. Nestled in a beautiful spot in Northburn sits The Cloudy Bay Shed Cellar Door and Pinot Noir Vineyards. Showcasing internationally recognised wines from both Marlborough and Central Otago.

Coal Pit is a boutique family vineyard in Central Otago, New Zealand. We are committed to producing world-class wines from our sustainably accredited vineyard and on-site winery.

The land was arid and deserted.

The brothers made wine.

Domaine Thomson Wines is a family owned organic wine producer with vineyards in Central Otago, New Zealand and Burgundy, France.

Home to Central Otago’s oldest vines. Our wines have been recognised worldwide for creating and redefining the measure of New Zealand wines. Located in the Gibbston and Bendigo sub-regions, our sites are complex, concentrated and balanced.

The Hawkshead vineyard is nestled upon the gentle north-facing slopes of the spectacular Gibbston Valley – a renowned Central Otago destination for anyone who loves incredible scenery, warm hospitality and fine wine.

We are two families devoted to this land and the wines it creates. We are winegrowers, but also scientists who study the soil, weather, plants, animals, and microbes that shape our wines.

Wines from a land that
challenges, and a family
who love a challenge.

Misha’s Vineyard is spectacularly located on the edge of Lake Dunstan in the Bendigo sub-region of Central Otago. The
sun drenched north-west facing terraces of the 57 hectare estate provide the optimal conditions for producing world-class
Pinot Noir and a range of aromatic white varieties.

Mora (Latin) means to linger, to take pause. A second-generation New Zealand family-owned company, Mora Wines is the latest wine venture for the Skeggs Group, which also produces the internationally successful RUA brand.

Mount Michael Wines are producers of exceptional wines from vineyards located within the breathtakingly
beautiful Central Otago Region.
Established in 1994, we have been crafting quality Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Rosé for over 25 years.

The meaning of “palette” can be extended beyond paints and actual colours to include figurative colours.

A musician can use a palette of tones and modes. A wine maker can use a palette of tastes, smells and hues. 

The palette of Nockie’s wines currently consists of Chardonnay, GSM, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir, Rosé, Rosé Brut and Shiraz.

Pisa Range Estate is a family-run, boutique vineyard, established in 1995 and located in the Pisa district (10 km north of Cromwell) Central Otago. The combination of high-growing-degree days, cool nights, and Waenga loam soils, consistently produces award winning wines.

We aim to craft engaging wines that tell their story, that capture the extraordinary beauty and energy of our landscape and community and express this with purity and precision in your glass. 

The land upon which Rippon stands has been in the Mills family since 1912. The primary interest of all who work at Rippon is to grow wines which are an accurate reflection of the farm. All Rippon wines are produced from the single vineyard on the shores of Lake Wānaka.

Our wines are grown on a sustainable basis using organic principles to maintain soil health and natural vine condition.

Organic compost is made at the heart of the vineyard using material grown and recycled on the property, along with the organic waste from the winery.

With glacial terraces, weathered schist and rugged mountains Northburn embodies the power and sublime natural beauty of Central Otago, producing wines of intriguing complexity and intensity.

We aim to craft engaging wines that tell their story, that capture the extraordinary beauty and energy of our landscape and community and express this with purity and precision in your glass. 

At Valli, we craft terroir-driven wines from Single Vineyard sites highlighting the different grape-growing regions of Central Otago and the Waitaki Valley on the South Island of New Zealand. While our foundation is Pinot Noir, we also produce wines from Pinot Gris, Riesling, and Chardonnay.