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Central Otago

The winegrowing region in New Zealand is located in the southeast of South Island. There are, for example, the Gibbston Valley, Queenstown and Wanaka sub-areas. The vineyards cover 1,253 hectares. Some of them extend south beyond the 45th parallel, so that is the southernmost vineyards of the world. As the only New Zealand wine-growing region, there is a continental, cool climate with relatively large seasonal and daily temperature differences. To reduce the risk of frost, the vineyards are often in slopes created. The all-dominant grape variety with three quarters of the area is Pinot Noir, followed by the white wines Pinot gris. Chardonnay and Riesling, It is a rapidly growing wine region that many North Island producers invest in. Well-known producers are Akarua, Black Ridge, Chard Farm, Dry Gully's Vineyards (southernmost winery in the world), Felton Road, Gibbston Valley, Mount Difficulty, Mount Edward, Peregrine, Quartz Reef, Rippon and Waitiri Creek.

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