Central Otago Wine Region

At latitude 45° south, the Central Otago Wine Region is the most southerly wine producing region in the world. The vineyards are also the highest in New Zealand at 200 to 400 metres above sea level, on the floor of glacial valleys. Central Otago is a sheltered inland area with a continental microclimate characterised by hot, dry summers, cool autumns and crisp, cold winters.

Central Otago is in the process of applying for a geographic indication for wines grown in the area. This will be in conjunction with the New Zealand Winegrowers Association, which is preparing to submit a national geographic indication for New Zealand wines

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