Ostler Vineyards is a boutique producer of wines of distinction in the South Islandís Waitaki Valley. From select and hand-tended vineyards we produce memorable cool climate wines: Pinot noir, Pinot gris and Riesling.
Itís all about terroir
Uncompromising standards of cool-climate viticulture
Growing grapes in the Waitaki Valley Ė New Zealandís newest premium wine region
Passionately producing wines of elegance and balance
'38 million years in the making'
The wine-making is carried out with as little intervention as possible by Jeff Sinnott using the traditional techniques of Burgundy and Alsace, with subtle use of oak.
Our cellar door is the 'Vintner's Drop' - a Waitaki Valley regional wine tasting room in the Old Post Office in Kurow. Here we offer Ostler wine tastings and retail sales; also sales of most other Waitaki Valley wines.
From Labour Weekend to Easter we are open from Thursday through Sunday, during the peak summer season we are open 7 days.
During the winter we are closed for tastings and bottle sales except for group tastings which are available by prior arrangement.
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2009 Ostler Caroline's Pinot Noir
A 'small berry' warm year in the Waitaki with resultant rich, almost syrah-like intensity of ripe dark summer fruit.&nbs... > Read more
Caroline's Pinot Noir 2010
Trophy & Gold Medal, Shanghai International Wine Challenge 2012
Caroline's Pinot noir 2009
The 2009 has a dense rich red, colour, bright and powerful, with real intensity on the palate. A sweet-fruited, riper style, but still enough acidity to hold it fresh. This is the powerful brother of the more delicate 2008.
(Jasper Morris MW, June 2012)
Sensual, sensational Kiwi pinot noir from an obscure region based on limestone soils between central Otago and Christchurch, it's intensely fragrant with a mulberry and raspberry fruitiness that's seriously opulent, spicy and textured, but never jammy or cloying.