Felton Road wines are located in Bannockburn, Central Otago in New Zealand, the
most southerly wine growing region in the World. Here, vineyards are nestled into small
macroclimates totally surrounded by high mountains, many of which are snowcapped
all year round.
Though the location is on the edge of sustainable viticulture these
macroclimates consistently combine hot days, cool nights and long dry autumns:
perfect for the creation of fine Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling. The latitude of 45
degrees south is similar to the Willamette Valley in Oregon and some of the finest wine
regions of France.
Of the five distinct macroclimates so far identified in Central Otago,
Bannockburn, with its gentle north facing slopes and deep loess soils seems well suited
to the production of complex Pinot Noir.