WAITAKI VALLEY, NORTH OTAGO
With the booming Southern Alps providing the perfect backdrop, the unique limestone soils of the Waitaki Valley ensures this region is a wine lovers paradise and winemakers dream.
Drive from Queenstown over the dramatic Lindis Pass and you will arrive in pristine limestone country. This area is characterised by gorgeous valleys formed by braided rivers and glacial lakes.
It is one of the most special places in New Zealand to grow grapes. A dry, semi-maritime climate and long growing season imparts exceptional flavours, making for taut, edgy and powerful wines.