Award Winning Otago Wines

New Zealand's newest wine region, Waitaki Valley, North Otago

38 million years in the making

Wine is liquid geography

The Waitaki Valley slices through the heart of New Zealand's south island connecting the majestic mountains of the Southern Alps to the west coastal town of Oamaru. 

The valley is famous for the Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail which attracts thousands of visitors and was recently named one of the top 50 destinations in the world.

Now the valley is fast becoming known for its impressive range of award-winning wines. Throughout the valley seams of limestone provide the perfect foundation for producing Burgundy-style wines. 

Since the first vines were planted in 2002, our small, but perfectly formed team have been dedicated to producing the best possible wines. Our winemaking 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.

Being a boutique winery it's all hands to the pump at harvest time, including many friends and family of Jim & Annie.

The love and attention that we put into each and every bottle has seen Ostler Wine recognised on the international wine stage.

Latest News & Reviews

Ostler sold to ACG Wines

Big news! Ostler Wines has been sold to ACG Wines Ltd and will be operated by The Lindis Group, a luxury hospitality company with three premium lodges in New Zealand.

However, some things stay the same for now. We have agreed a collaboration with ACG Wines to ensure uninterrupted service of existing Ostler markets and clients for an interim 12-month period. It's business as usual at The Vintner’s Drop in Kurow with wine tastings and bottle sales, and also retail sales via our online store.

Recent Reviews

Reviews are starting to come in for the Ostler Audrey's Pinot Gris 2020. As always, it's a delight and humbling to hear the wine critics' opinions of our wine.

Cam Douglas, MS: "A delicious wine ready to drink upon purchase and through 2025+. Outstanding. 95 points."

Candice Chow Wine Chat and Raymond Chan Wine reviews: "This is an elegant Pinot Gris with purity, posied details and mineral seduction. 95/100."



Watch our story

Take a look inside our tasting room, and get a little background on our award-winning wines from New Zealand's Waitaki Valley.

The Ostler Experience

Pop over to our online store to start enjoying Ostler Wine's award-winning wines today.

Travelling through the Waitaki Valley? Stop off at the cellar door for a personalised tasting of fine New Zealand Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Rosé and Gewürztraminer. Keep updated on our latest offers, tasting notes and special events by subscribing to our newsletter.


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