Zebra Vineyards produce grapes that appear in several awarding winning wines, from a world-class block of Pinot Noir vines. Located in the most southern wine region of the world - Central Otago, Bendigo is home to some of the best vineyards in the region.
The property comprises of 55.52 hectares at Bendigo on the Tarras-Cromwell Road. With soils ideal for viticulture this site consistently produces premium wine. First planted in 2003, the Bendigo Flat vineyard with northwest facing rows has the slightest undulation across 23.37 hectares planted in Pinot Noir. An additional 7 hectares has just been planted (2019).
Over the years, Zebra's dedication has been showcased in many single vineyard designate wines, including Craggy Range, Mt. Difficulty 'Growers Series'. The fruit is described as robust and with complex characters, full-bodied, 'distinctly Bendigo' fruit.
Accolades include Best Pinot Noir in New Zealand, Best Wine out of Central Otago, Best Single Vineyard Red Wine in New Zealand for the Thornbury Pinot Noir, Central Otago 2018, 100% fruit from the Bendigo Flat block. (NZ Wine Awards 2019 ) .
This spectacular vineyard has all of the infrastructure in place to support additional plantings. An elevated terrace also provides scope for the development of a gravity-fed winery, capable of processing 400 tonnes at full production, opportunities for a cellar door, restaurant and retail store complex.