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Mount Michael Celebration

Mount Michael Wines reflects the exceptional Central Otago terroir combined with winemaker Pip Clarke’s talent creating a superb wine range available at their tasting room at Country Lane.

The recent growing season has been an exciting one for the Mount Michael viticulture team.

“The weather has been kinder with warmer conditions during most of the flowering,” says Pip. “This means we have a good crop on the vines, though there is variability out there due to rain and wind during flowering in some sub-regions.”

“Veraison is currently underway with nets going on to protect the fruit from the birds as sugars begin to accumulate in the berries. This brings a small respite to the intense vineyard work that is required during our growing season and our Mount Michael vineyard crew can relax a little before the hard work of picking begins during autumn.”

The full range of Mount Michael wines available for tasting at Country Lane offer a unique opportunity to sample some of label’s award-winning Pinot Noir, Rosé and Pinot Gris.

“ We are always delighted when people not only sample the wine but purchase bottles or often cases to take home. It is a testament to the hard work that goes into producing this fine wine,” says Pip.

Central Otago Autumn Golf Classic Mount Michael has sponsored the Central Otago Autumn Golf Classic since 2016 and excited to continue their support in 2021.

“ParNZ took over tournament’s directorship, promotion and management in 2018 and partnered with Mount Michael as platinum naming rights sponsor building a successful golf tournament for New Zealand and Australian players,” says Mount Michael owner Peter Robbie. “Due to Covid -19 the 2020 tournament was postponed but its back for 2021 from April 12 until April 16 and we are delighted to be involved again.”