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The Waitaki Valley is one of New Zealand's newest wine regions, producing Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Gewurtztraminer.

Lying between Otago and Canterbury, the area is known for its cool climate and distinctive fruit flavours.

Most of the Waitaki's vineyards are close to Kurow; the Kurow Winery is well worth a stop, as is the Vintner's Drop. 

At Ladybird Hill you'll find the highest winery in the country and an onsite cafe/restaurant plus salmon farm.

The region is also known for its fresh produce and fine cheeses.



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