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Quintessentially Queensbury

Nanny Goat Vineyard’s distinctive Central Otago wines, particularly Pinot Noir, have been capturing the attention of wine aficionados for nearly two decades.

“The Queensberry vineyard is named after the wild goats that roam the Central Otago hills and mountainsides and since the first vintage in 2005, the introduction of our cult wine Super Nanny in 2012 and launch of the Queensberry single vineyard organic wines in 2021 the focus has always been on Pinot Noir,” says winemaker Alan Peters-Oswald.

“In this region whichever way you turn there is beauty to be found and as a winemaker it is my job to make wines that interpret this beauty,” says Alan. “The unique Central Otago terroir produces wines of extraordinary intensity and distinction that show varietal and regional definition which is reflected in our wines.”

He says the single vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are exclusively sourced from their BioGro certified organic vineyard.

 “The wines have a powerful and unique elegance and are beautifully perfumed which is quintessentially Queensberry.”

Growing up in the nearby town of Roxburgh Alan knows and understand the area intimately and for each vintage he and the vineyard team work closely to express the year’s conditions.

“You will note variations from vintage to vintage and followers of Nanny Goat can clearly define this journey. At the cellar door we offer regional tastings showcasing wines from each of our vineyards as well as the different influences of winemaking. We want all guests to experience this and discover more about what goes into our winemaking processes and what it is that defines our Pinot Noirs.”

Nanny Goat Cellar Door Experience

The Nanny Goat vineyard and cellar door are located approximately halfway between Cromwell and Wanaka alongside Mata Au/Clutha River and welcome visitors six days a week.

“The cellar door is in a breathtaking setting in which to enjoy a selection of our vineyard’s wines,” says brand manager Madison James. “Our team are passionate about the latest release wines and will talk visitors through Alan Peters-Oswald’s winemaking philosophy in his pursuit of Pinot magic. We encourage people to linger awhile, savour a glass of wine, graze on options from our cellar door menu and enjoy the stunning vineyard view.”

Bookings are recommended for groups of more than six people to ensure a personalised wine tasting experience.

“Our space can accommodate up to 70 people and walk-ins are most welcome but for larger groups who are maybe having a day off the mountain we do encourage calling ahead to book,” says Madison.