Central Otago is New Zealand's highest and the world's most southerly wine region. It is also New Zealand's only true continental climate with greater extremes of daily and seasonal temperatures than are found in any of the country's maritime regions.
Central Otago is now New Zealand's seventh largest wine region. Pinot Noir is the dominant grape variety. Chardonnay ranks second with Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling a distant third and fourth. The wines of Central Otago have a purity, intensity and vibrancy that seems totally appropriate to anyone who has visited the region and breathed the pure mountain air.
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