From it's snow capped mountains that flow into glacial lakes, to deep valleys and arid landscapes, the Central Otago wine region is a land of extremes.
Central Otago is New Zealand's southern most wine region and New Zealand's only continental climate with no influence from the sea. With it's sub-regions divided by epic mountain ranges that create a tapestry of micro-climates.
The Southern Alps play an important role in Central Otago, acting as a barrier to the wet westerly weather. This results in low rainfall and summer temperatures regularly above 30ºC (86ºF).
Central Otago's soil structure