The Gibbston, also known as'wine valley', is a wine-producing region that boasts excellent scenery. It lies between the rugged mountain ranges and the Kawarau River Gorge, and at first glance it looks breathtaking. Because it is a high altitude area, winter is cold, summer is hot and dry, and the temperature difference is large, making it suitable for producing the finest wines. More than 70% of the grapes grown here are Pinot Noir, and the remaining varieties are Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. Gibston is famous not only for wine, but also for its delicious Washed Rind and sheep's milk cheese. At the west end of Gibbston is the Kawarau Bridge, where the world's first bungee jumping began as a leisure activity.