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BALD HILLS

Bald Hills is a delightful boutique vineyard in the heart of Pinot Noir country, Bannockburn, Central Otago, New Zealand. Sunny, sheltered, private and secluded, Bald Hills produces a range of award winning Central Otago Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Riesling. First planted in spring of 1997, Bald Hills is proud to be an accredited member of SWNZ (Sustainable Winegrowing of New Zealand). A proactive environmental management system that enables the production of high quality wine by employing environmentally responsible processes in the vineyard and winery. New Zealand Wine, the riches of a clean green land. Latest awards include a Gold Medal from the Bragato Wine Awards 2016 and Silver Medals from both the International Wine Challenge 2016 and the International Wine and Spirits Competition 2016.
LOCATION
Bannockburn, Central Otago, New Zealand
VARIETIES PLANTED
Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
5 Star Rated Wine
Air NZ Wine Awards Gold Medal Winner
Bob Campbell
Decanter World Wine Awards Gold Medal Winner
Gourmet Traveller Wine Dec/Jan 2016 Issue
Trophy Winner - Sydney International Wine Competition
Winestate Mar/Apr 2016 Issue
About the Winemaker

Pete Bartle

Bald Hills Winemaker since 2011, Pete Bartle has established himself as one of Central Otago’s most successful and respected winemakers with his no nonsense, passionate approach to winemaking. This approach has lead his wines to great success in competitions and tastings. Pete loves vineyards and really enjoys working alongside the vineyard team getting to know the site from the ground up. He believes most of the work is done before the fruit arrives at the winery and it is his job to coerce the best out of the grapes the vineyard has produced and to make wines with poise, texture and balance. Pete has been in the wine industry for over 22 years. After graduating in 1994 with honours from the Eastern Institute of Technology he worked for Villa Maria Estate, during which time he completed a harvest for Joseph Phelps Vineyards in Napa, California. Pete was then appointed assistant winemaker at Forrest Estate in Marlborough for a year before being lured down to Central Otago by the promise of working with Pinot Noir. In January 2001 Pete arrived in Central Otago to take on the winemaking role at Olssens. The opportunity to work with multiple vineyards drew him to move to Per

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