Gibbston Valley Wines Ltd

+64 3 442 6910 Gibbston, RD 1
Queenstown, Central Otago,
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Central Otago's first claim to fame was for the gold-rush in the mid 1800's. One of the gold miners was Jean Feraud. He was the son of a French winemaking family, and recognised the potential of the region for viticulture. Feraud planted the region's first wine-producing grapes in 1864, and the wines he produced back then achieved awards in Australian wine shows of the time. But this early phase of winemaking was short lived - when the gold ran out, Jean Feraud left the region and the 1200 vines that he planted died out. In the 1890's the New Zealand government, through the DSIR (Department of Industrial and Scientific Research) commissioned Romeo Bragato, an Italian-trained viticultural consultant, to advise on the potential wine industry in New Zealand. Bragato surveyed the country from top to bottom, and upon reaching Central Otago in 1895 he proclaimed that "there is no better country on the face of the earth for Burgundy grapes than Central Otago". Unfortunately, it would seem that in the climate Read more »

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  • Gibbston Valley Wines le Fou Riesling Blanc 2007

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  • Gibbston Valley Wines Reserve Pinot Noir 2006

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    2006 was an outstanding vintage in Central Otago and this is the best yet from this label.Even better than the International trophy winning 2000 which recently sold for NZ$1000 a bottle!Mouthfilling, concentrated, and vibrantly fruity with the structure, elegance, and balance to make this a truly great pinot. Drink 2010-2018. Read More

    Wine review by Millsy


  • Gibbston Valley Gold River Pinot Noir 2008

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    This "early release" style Central Otago pinot noir has shown great improvement over the past 2 vintages. Smooth, ripe and supple with luscious ripe fruit. Great value for Central Otago pinot. Best 2009-10. Read More

    Wine review by Millsy


  • Gibbston Valley Pinot Gris 2008

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    Full of personality! Floral, full bodied and almost dry.Fresh youthful pear and spice flavours, showing good texture and depth. Good with Asian flavours. Read More

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