Vast open plains and rugged landscapes make Central Otago one of the most scenic wine regions in New Zealand. It's also home to some of the best pinot noir in the world.
Find out more about great wineries and walking and cycling trails in Central Otago.
Wine types produced in Central Otago
Hugged by mountains and interlaced with lakes and deep river gorges, the wineries inCentral Otago and Lake Wānaka are truly spectacular. Here, the cool climate combined with glacially derived soils, means vineyards produce a highly elegant pinot noir and some quietly impressive white wine varietals and the occasionalpink rosé.
Eat.Taste.Central(opens in new window) is a springtime event running from late October to mid-November where you can take your palate somewhere it hasn't been before. Local cafés, restaurants and cellar doors collectively produce a 'Central Otago Regional Menu' celebrating our very own World of Flavour. In addition, various events around the region will add a touch of zest to your Central Otago experience.
Wine trails in Central Otago
The 4 Barrels Walking Wine Trail visits four of Central Otago’s premium wine tasting rooms. Take as long as you like on this self guided walking tour. The perfect way to enjoy local wine and stunning views of Lake Dunstan.