The Gibbston Valley, also knows as the 'Valley of the Vines', is one of the most scenic wine growing areas you'll ever encounter. Vineyards are sandwiched, sometimes precariously, between rugged schist mountains and the rocky Kawarau River gorge.
This high altitude area is subject to cold winter, hot dry summers and huge night-to-day temperate range. These challenging conditions have led to consistently superb wines, worldwide recognition and an avalanche of international awards. More than 70% of the grapes grown here are Pinot Noir; other varieties include Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc.