The Central Otago
THE WORLDS MOST SOUTHERN VINEYARDS
“There was no country on the face of the earth which could produce better” - Romeo Bragato 1895 (Italian viticulture expert).
It would take a further 100 years before anyone commercially was game enough to seriously try. The climate and soils, which provide production advantages, create some of the biggest risks. These include frosts in late spring and early autumn, limited access to water, low amounts of sunshine and the cool southerly winds virtually uninterrupted from the Antarctic. Yet the prize without doubt has attracted some of the most adventurous winemakers in the world.
Wine in Central Otago is a story of love, elements of nature, climate and a good dollop of perseverance. And it pays off.