Fine wine, and especially Pinot noir is the new gold in this southern region of New Zealand. In the last 5 years Central Otago area has seen a rapid expansion of the fledgling Central Otago wine industry.
Gibbston Valley - 3min drive from The Shan's Luxury Lodge
Known as "Valley of Vines", this is one of the most scenic wine growing areas you will ever encounter.
Some of the popular wineries: Amisfield winery & bistros, Mt Rosa Wine, Coal Pit wine….
Bannockburn - 20min drive from The Shan's Luxury Lodge
Known as "the Heart of the Desert", Bannockburn is a very warm, dry district where grapes ripen early on sandy, silty loam soils.
Some of the local world famous Pinot Noir wineries: Mt Difficulty Winery, Akarua Winery, Domain Road, Felton Road….