Burn Cottage Vineyard was developed from a passion for Pinot Noir, a bit of fortuitous timing and a gut feeling about the land in Central Otago.
“When Marquis & Dianne Sauvage set up the vineyard their focus was on biodynamic viticulture to craft world-class Pinot Noir, that truly expressed their unique parcel of land in Central Otago,” says sales and marketing manager Andy Crozier. “The wines of Burn Cottage are now recognised both locally and internationally as some of the finest examples of Central Otago Pinot Noir.”
The vineyard’s nine Pinot Noir blocks are handpicked, sorted, fermented and aged in their own French oak barrels.
In 2017 an existing 5.8-hectare vineyard on Felton Road in Bannockburn was added to the Burn Cottage family and renamed the Sauvage Vineyard with the first Sauvage Vineyard Pinot Noir released the following year.
The Burns Cottage cellar door is located at its winery in Cromwell.
“Tastings are by appointment only in our industrial chic facility,” says Andy. “ Current releases and older vintages from the cellar can be tasted and we welcome visitors from all over the world to experience our distinctive wines.”
Tasting by Appointment Monday-Friday 10.00am-4.00pm