The Best Otago Wines - 5 Central Otago Wine Labels We Love

The Best Otago Wines - 5 Central Otago Wine Labels We Love

Even while the Sauvignon Blanc produced in New Zealand is world-renowned, our country as a whole grows and brews many other fantastic varietals. The diverse range of types and areas represented in New Zealand’s wine culture is extremely impressive.

Wines manufactured from New Zealand grapes, including red, white, and rosé wines, as well as sparkling wines, are getting better all the time. The excitement and sensation of energy coursing through a country's wine has left an indelible impression on everyone who has tasted it, from those who are familiar with it to those who are interested in embarking on a hunt for it.

Here’s some of our favourite wines produced in the Central Otago wine region.


Elegant in appearance, with a strong floral scent and a warm spice undertone. School House 2019 is always a dark colour, but it has a lovely perfume and a creamy fruit delivery. Gibbston Valley is a Queenstown vineyard that looks great and consistently produces great wine. The 2019 School House Pinot Noir, which comes from a great vintage, will be excellent for five to 10 years following release.


Providore’s Rose is light pink in colour with a lot of clarity to it.  Sourced predominantly from the Clark Vineyard in Gibbston, this Rose is fruity and floral with hints of strawberry and raspberry, as well as notes of melon, pineapple, and guava. Grapes used in this blend are mostly European varieties such as saskatoon. This wine is complex and seductive, with a lively acidity and a fresh red fruit finish.


Rippon is the name given to the western shoreline of Lake Wanaka. An assemblage of terminal moraines and coarse gravel congregate on Rippon's north-facing cliff face, all of which are composed of schist-based material. Known as the "voice of the farm" on this particular plot of land, Rippon’s Pinot Noir is prepared from the full harvest and considered to be the best of the best.


Grown in the Gibbston Valley,  Bannock Brae’s Goldfield’s Pinot Noir has a rich and vibrant palate. It presents a powerful and fruit forward core that is complemented by warm supporting oak and silky fine grain tannins, before concluding with a graceful and balanced acid freshness.


On the nose, this aromatic pinot has notes of sweet red liquorice, juicy red berries, and black dorris plum. There are also undertones of cedar, earth, and black truffle. The earthy and woody aromas carry over to the wine's energetic, strong palate, which is dominated by dark, sweet, and long-lasting fruit flavours.

More about the Central Otago Region

Big mountains, clear lakes, and magnificent skies abound in Central Otago, New Zealand's southernmost wine region. Central Otago is easily accessible year-round via Queenstown Airport. After a day on the slopes, warm up by the fire with a glass of Pinot Noir, or take a bike ride to the wineries for a well-earned treat. Queenstown and Central Otago have an abundance of world-class restaurants, with winery restaurants, in particular, setting the standard for excellent dining. The wine tours and cellar doors in Central Otago's six sub-regions are all different and interesting, so there's a lot to learn about this region of the South Island. Visit for more information about visiting Central Otago.

Why order from Wine Divine?

Wine Divine liquor shop showcases wine from some of New Zealand's top wineries from all great wine regions around the country. We are passionate about wine and alcohol in NZ. Our NZ online wine shop stocks a large variety of wines to suit all palates and prices to suit all budgets. Find a new favourite from the wide variety of wines in our online alcohol store, whether it’s a beautiful North Canterbury wine from Ataahua, a classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc from Whitehaven, a Hawkes Bay buttery Chardonnay from Beach House or the outstanding Central Otago Pinot Noirs from Maori Point. We source and supply the best quality wine from all over New Zealand and across the globe. Each season we will bring you new selections from different parts of the world as we continue to find divine wine from our international suppliers.


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