Ellis of Richmond

Central Otago

Central Otago

Although small, Central Otago is a rapidly developing wine growing region with an international reputation for Pinot Noir. The only inland wine region of New Zealand and at 45 degrees, this is the world`s southernmost winemaking location.  100% pure New Zealand, cool and stunning, this outstandingly beautiful mountainous area rises to over 2000m with the vines planted amongst the spectacular alpine scenery.  These vineyards are also the highest in NZ, and therefore perfect for Pinot Noir and aromatic white wines.  Central Otago is comprised of four distinctive sub-regions separated by mountains and deep gorges. The Cromwell Basin, including Bannockburn, represents 70% of vineyard plantings.
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