Quartz Reef

Certified organic and biodynamic winery specialising in Methode Traditionnelle, Pinot Gris & Pinot Noir; grown in beautiful Bendigo, Central Otago.

About the winery
Sitting in prime location as the pioneer of Bendigo, our sun-drenched Quartz Reef Estate vineyard is BioGro certified organic and Demeter certified biodynamic. Our grapes are hand-harvested and vinified with a respectful and non-interventive philosophy, combined with the vision of Rudi Bauer to express our sense of place. Specialising in premium Central Otago Single Estate Methode Traditionnelle, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir; Quartz Reef showcases the proven winemaking talents of Austrian-born Rudi Bauer.

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Central Otago

Opening Hours
Monday: 12:00 - 16:00Tuesday: 12:00 - 16:00Wednesday: 12:00 - 16:00Thursday: 12:00 - 16:00Friday: 12:00 - 16:00Saturday: ClosedSunday: Closed
Cellar door / shop
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Events / Weddings
Chinese, English, German
Children friendly
Central Otago
New Zealand
Wines produced
Methode Traditionnelle Brut, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Gruner Veltliner, Rose, Methode Traditionnelle Rose, Methode Traditionnelle Blanc de Blanc
Grape varieties
Chardonnay, Grüner Veltliner, Pinot GrisPinot Noir
History & Geography
The largest Quartz Reef deposit in New Zealand lies beneath the vines at Bendigo Station. The Historic gold town on Bendigo was mined from 1862. Now the sun-drenched north facing slopes are becoming famous again... Named after New Zealand’s largest quartz deposit that lies beneath our vineyards at Bendigo Station, Quartz Reef has become the vessel for what winemaker Rudi Bauer calls - his search to make wines which exhibit “a symphony of flavours” that “capture attention and entertain so that you forget everything else”. Quartz reef was founded in 1996 and the principal partners are Rudi Bauer, Trevor Scott, John Perriam. Quartz Reef vinifies wines of outstanding flavour and intensity. There are currently 30 hectares under cultivation. The key to this distinction lies in the maturing sun drenched slopes situated at Quartz Reef’s Bendigo Estate vineyard. Under Rudi’s custodianship Pinot Noir becomes the essence of Central Otago whilst Pinot Gris takes on a rich textured dry style.
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