During the summer months in the Waitaki there’s always an extra crackle of adventure in the air. You can open your door and take to the roads less travelled with the feeling that anything is possible. And this being wine country, at the end of each day it’s imperative you can sip back, relax, and enjoy the taste of the Waitaki. There’s so many flavours here vying to be your new favourite we’re a must visit destination for wine aficionados.
The development into Viticulture within the North Otago and Waitaki Wine region is a unique success story and you’ll want to visit those with cellar doors—there’s more than one—to sample the delicate tones and unique wine style born from the arid climate and limestone rich soils. The Waitaki Valley wine region is famous for producing varieties like pinot noir, pinot gris, and Riesling. The wineries are famous because they’re good.
To make your grape trek to the Waitaki as smooth as possible we’ve listed the best wine experiences in the district: