2018 Old Cromwell Wine & Food Festival

We are delighted to bring you wines from some of the smaller vineyards around the Cromwell basin. 

The music this year was by the Gator Boys and Katrina Bristow.

This event is an annual fundraiser for Old Cromwell to raise funds for ongoing maintenance and running of the complex

Ata Mara

Ata Mara:  
Ata Mara means morning garden, a vineyard inspired by its location and the southern light, it receives the first of the morning sun. Located at the foot of the largest peak on the Pisa range the vineyard produces a wide range of wines, Gruner Veltliner, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Rose, Pinot Noir.  We are a single sourced, sustainable growing vineyard – we only make wine from our own grapes.  All our wines can be purchased at www.nzwinesociety.co.nz, we can be found on Facebook, or our website.www.atamara.com


Aurum Wines 

Aurum Wines 
Aurum Wines is a small family boutique vineyard and winery situated on the Wanaka Road just one kilometre from Cromwell.  Winemakers Brook and Lucie Lawrence make certified organic Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling as well as a Methode Traditionelle sparkling wine and a range of sweet dessert wines and a white port. Our tasting room is open 7 days, from 10am – 5pm and we welcome you to come for complimentary tastings in our old farm cottage set in a fragrant old fashioned garden. Picnickers welcome. 


Charcoal Gully

Charcoal Gully:       
Charcoal Gully is a family owned vineyard on the Wanaka Road flats directly below Mt Pisa and produces award winning Pinot Noir and Gewürztraminer.  The hand crafted Pinots are soft, elegant and best enjoyed with local lamb and venison while the Gewürztraminer pairs well with spicy foods.  Or simply enjoy the wines with friends and conversation.
Contact us on email - charcoalgully@gmail.com or via the web on www.charcoalgully.co.nz



Ellero is the culmination of a lifetime of involvement in the wine business by John and Roberta, and their conviction that their estate vineyard, Pisa Terrace, has the potential to make great wine. They are hands-on grape growers and wine makers, producing Pinot Noir and Riesling from their organically managed vineyard (biogro certified), and Gewürztraminer from a neighboring vineyard. Their wines show finesse, richness of texture and nuance of flavours (no “fruit bombs”). They desire to make honest wines that capture the vibrancy and lively flavour of perfectly ripe grapes, and reflect the exceptional potential and individuallity of their vineyard sites. Ellero is a composite of their surnames, Manell and Montero.

Em: info@ellerowine.com


Maori Point

Maori Point
Maori Point Vineyard produces award-winning Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir Rosé wines. Maori Point is named for a  bend on the Clutha river, near Tarras, where Maori prospectors panned for gold in the 1860's. Vines grow on deep glacial gravels to produce wines with intense fruit flavours.  Natural wine-making with minimal intervention allows full expression of the Maori Point terroir.  John Harris and Marilyn Duxson established their vineyard in 2002 and manage it to produce small crops of premium grapes, using sustainable viticulture.  Visitors are welcome to visit the vineyard and to enjoy riverbank picnics and fishing.
Email: info@maoripoint.co.nz



Poplar Estate

Poplar Estate
Popular Estate is a lifestyle property producing high quality hand crafted wines.  We produce three varieties, our light 777 Pinot Noir with its luscious flavours, our Pinot Rose is a fantastic summer drink and our Riesling is a very fruity semi dry perfect for all occasions.  Our wine maker is Debra Cruikshank, a multiple award-winning vintner who enhances each bottle of wine to an exceptional quality.  
Our Vineyard is situated on Smiths Way Rd about 4ks above the 45th parallel.  Our vines are cared for and harvested by using all-natural hand methods.  All our wines are excellent to drink now or keep for that special day.
Contact Bill or Phillippa Labes, by email phillippa@poplarestate.co.nz or phone Bill 0274325822 


Quartz Reef

Quartz Reef
It is now well established that Central Otago produces wines of outstanding varietal definition and Quartz Reef is no exception.  Specialising in biodynamic estate grown Methode Traditionnelle, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir, Quartz Reef showcases the proven winemaking talents of Austrian-born Rudi Bauer.
Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle is fresh, crisp and lively, the Pinot Gris is a dry style complementing food of all flavours and the Pinot Noir is beautifully composed, pure and sensuous with tightly-knit tannins - firm and intense.
Rudi searches to make wines which exhibit "a symphony of flavours" that "capture attention and entertain so that you forget everything else".

Cellar Door: 8 Hughes Crescent, Cromwell 
        Mon-Fri 10 – 4pm
Email: info@quartzreef.co.nz
Web: www.quartzreef.co.nz
Phone: 03 445 3084
Facebook: QuartzReefWines
Twitter: QuartzReefWines


Remarkable Wines


Remarkable Wines
Remarkable Wines produce award winning wines from our own organic vineyards at Bannockburn and Gibbston.  Our 2006 and 2007 Gibbston Pinot Noirs both won gold medals at the International Wines & Spirits Competition in London, with the ’06 vintage also being awarded the trophy for the Best in Class.   We also produce a lovely Riesling (silver medal winner).  Come and try these superb wines; you won’t be disappointed.
Email: richard@remarkablewines.co.nz



Tannacrieff Wines

Tannacrieff Wines
Tannacrieff Wines is a boutique Winery in the heart of Bannockburn.  Home of the famous ‘Hunters Collection’ Ruby Ports!
Owner/Winemaker Debra Cruickshank established a boutique winemaking facility, DC Wines Limited in 2012, making over 30 different wines for smaller vineyards around Central Otago. 
Tannacrieff wines, named after her family farm in the Catlins began soon after in 2013.  Grapes are sourced off Wanaka Road and Alexandra which include, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling and most famously Central Otago’s very best Pinot Noir Ruby Port.
Their wines are delicately handcrafted using the old-world winemaking style, equipment, passion and hard work!
Recently Debra has won the NZ Entrepreneurial Rural Woman of the year and finally taking out the Supreme Rural Woman New Zealand title 2017.



Scott Base

Scott Base is the Central Otago vineyard of Allan Scott Family Winemakers.  The Scott family have a long standing love of Central Otago.  A cosy and relaxed tasting room, Space at the Base overlooks the town of Cromwell, Lake Dunstan and the Pisa Range. The vineyard specialises in Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Methode Traditionnelle sparkling wine, is within walking distance of Cromwell and has a children's play area.  The tasting room is open Wednesday to Saturday 10am - 4pm.  Drop by for complimentary tastings and to take in the view! 
Email: spaceatthebase@gmail.com




Sue and Carl Thompson established their family owned vineyards in 2001.  Situated on two adjoining sites on the west side of the Wanaka/Cromwell Road, they grow and produce Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and a little known variety, Flora, which is a cross between Gewurztraminer and Semillon.   "We manage the vineyards with natural methods, using composts, liquid teas and seaweed to feed the biology in the soils. It is a continuing process – learning to understand the sites, following the seasons, nurturing the vines with a gentle hand.  It is endlessly fascinating, at times demanding, but ultimately rewarding - it is a pleasure we can share!'
Email: info@tosq.co.nz



160 years ago, the Perriam family migrated from England & became miners, hoteliers, orchardists & farmers.  Their roots were planted at Wakefield Farm, 8kms from Cromwell (now known as Perriam Cove) and the fruits of their labour have been enjoyed across
the globe for generations.  The hospitality of the next generation of Perriam’s at Wakefield (Bob Perriam & his daughters, Sarah, Kate & Elle) - now a lakeside vineyard, restaurant & resort - continues to produce world-class experience and of course outstanding wine. The vineyard specialises in Pinot Noir, Pinot Noir Rose (left on the skins for 7days) & Riesling (off-dry).
The tasting room is very unique in a ‘wine cave’ replicating a mine shaft celebrating the history of the Perriam family’s gold mining heritage and is open by appointment

Address : 1 Perriam Place, Perriam Cove, Cromwell
Phone : 027 487 2371
Email: sales@wakefieldwinesnz.com


Wooing Tree Vineyard

Wooing Tree Vineyard
Award winning Wooing Tree is a family owned vineyard next to the town of Cromwell right in the heart of Central Otago, where we specialise in making pinot with passion.  The Wooing tree has long been a place for locals to woo their lovers, and if it could talk, would have many a story to tell!  With numerous accolades, medals, and trophies, our wine has quickly won the hearts of wine lovers and writers around the world.
Email: contact@wooingtree.co.nz
Ph: 03 445 4142


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