Experience the very best of Central Otago, with a number of exquisite boutique wineries to discover. With some of the worlds most dramatic views, a day in the vineyard won’t disappoint.
Our Barman Tom Morris shares his favorite wineries in the Central Otago Region.
Tom’s recommended top 4:
Gibbston Valley – Gibbston Valley Winery, located in its namesake and coined the ‘Valley of the Vines’ is surrounded by rugged mountains and the rocky Kawarau River gorge.
Mt Difficulty – Mt Difficulty is found at the southern end of the Cromwell basin. Likewise surrounded with panoramic views of the Bannockburn’s dramatic rugged rock and thyme landscape.
Domaine-Thomson – Framed by the Dunstan and Pisa mountain ranges, Domaine-Thomson grow just one variety, a ‘single vineyard’ Surveyor Thomson pinot noir.
Wooing Tree – Wooing Tree is a family owned single vineyard next to the town of Cromwell, nestled in the stunning glacial mountain valley.
To conclude a day in the vines, look no further than our Lombardi Bar and our signature drink experience Pinot Pinot Pinot – a sensory voyage of three extraordinary pinot vintages from the Central Otago region. This tasting flight of pinot noir is a most memorable way to experience the flavours of our place, best enjoyed whilst gazing at the lake and mountains turned red by the setting sun. Priced at just $30 per person.
“My favorite Central Otago wine is the Domaine-Thomson Surveyor Thomson 2015 Vintage because it’s different to other pinot in the region with its complexity and earthiness” – Tom Morris (Barman)
Hotel St Moritz are proud accommodation sponsors of the annual Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration. Over three days of the Celebration you will discover just what it is that sets Central Otago Pinot Noir apart from the rest. Join with other Pinot aficionados as you share in master classes, tastings and food and wine matches of these wines of such distinction.
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