Central Otago - The home of Thornbury's Pinot Noir
The most continental climate of New Zealand’s wine regions, Central Otago enjoys hot days and cool nights. Although short, the growing season is extremely intense; hot summer days, and low rainfall mean the vineyards are dependent on careful irrigation.
The vineyards we source our grapes from are planted with a variety of Pinot Noir clones, leaving us with a Pinot Noir which is very distinctive in style and layered with complexity.
Walking, cycling or horse riding the Otago Central Rail Trail is a great way to see the dramatic landscapes of this part of the country. The Rail Trail is a 150km long old railway route, between Clyde and Middlemarch.
In the winter give snowboarding a try or stay indoors and check out the talents of local artists in the galleries and craft shops throughout the region.