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Central Otago - a wine region located near the bottom of the South Island, nearly the most southerly planting areas vineyards can grow in.
The area is known for bringing settlers to the region in 1860 as they found Gold, with their arrival they also planted vines. However miners and the settlers were not fans of wine and preferred beer - for this reason it wasn't until the late 1970's that this wine region became more known for producing wine.
The vineyards are found on hills and mountains as the region has a continental climate with a large different between the night time and daytime temperatures.
It is now known for growing Pinot Noir - giving typical flavours of plum, dark spices and bramble notes. This is a very different flavour to what you would get from the Pinot Noir grape grown in Burgundy - showing the difference that terroir and regions have on different grape varieties.