Zebra Vineyards produce grapes that appear in several awarding
winning wines, from two world-class blocks 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 73.48 hectares, made up of 55.52 hectares
at Bendigo on the Tarras-Cromwell Road and 17.96 hectares with two
architecturally designed homes at Chinaman’s Terrace.
With soils ideal for viticulture these two sites consistently
produce premium wine. First planted in 2003, the Bendigo Flat vineyard is
comprised of northwest facing rows, with the slightest undulation across 23.37
hectares planted in Pinot Noir. An additional 7 hectares has just been planted
on this Tarras-Cromwell Road block. Chinaman’s Terrace was first planted in
2005 also in Pinot Noir over 4.45 hectare.
Over the years, Zebra's dedication has been showcased in many
single vineyard designate wines, including Craggy Range, Mt. Difficulty
‘Growers Series’ and Grant Taylor’s renowned Valli. 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).
Followed more recently by the Valli
Bendigo Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018 claiming the NZ Winegrower Trophy for
Champion Pinot Noir at the Royal Easter Wine Show , 100% fruit from
the Chinaman’s Terrace block.
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
Chinaman’s Terrace boasts two luxury residences in outstanding
natural landscape designed by Charlie Nott, one of 323 sq m and a guest house
of 213 sq m. Both north facing to maximise sunshine hours and to capture the
outstanding panoramic views overlooking the Clutha River, Mt Pisa and Dunstan