Central Otago’s Mount Michael Wine has opened its first Queenstown tasting room at Country Lane bringing their award winning wines to the resort.
The label has been producing wine in the region since 1997 and owner Peter Robbie says the time is right to introduce a new cellar door option in Queenstown.
“People love to know where our wine comes from but driving for hours around the working vineyards has its downsides particular for visitors. Opening a more accessible location at Country Lane is a real positive. The whole environment is stimulating and we are delighted to be part of it. It’s amazing that so much farmland with its delightful old workable structures still remains so close to Queenstown and the international airport.”
The Mount Michael Wine tasting room celebrates the company’s boutique, hand crafted varieties in a relaxed atmosphere.
“People can enjoy a fully guided tasting experience with a member of our Mount Michael team or sample a flight of wine accompanied with information for a self-guided tasting,” says Peter. “There is an opportunity to purchase some of our more exclusive small batch, single ferment wines that really are a bit special and truly reflect the sub-regions in which the grapes are grown. We ship overseas making it very easy for international visitors.”
Peter says Queenstown people have embraced the new tasting room at Country Lane.
“It’s rewarding be the closet cellar door to Queenstown and locals are appreciating the lovely location where they can enjoy a glass of wine in the outdoors in a family friendly setting.”