Story: Viticulture

Central Otago vineyard

Central Otago vineyard

Central Otago is the world’s most southerly wine-growing region, and has icy winters, hot summers and long dry autumns. Award-winning wines were first produced there in the 1880s, but this early success was not repeated for nearly a century. Central Otago’s modern wine-growing industry started in 1976, when a vineyard was planted in Wānaka.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 15 February 2005, p. 20

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Viticulture - Grape growing in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 December 2023)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Nov 2008