'TattyBogler' is wine grown with the dramatic backdrop of Otago, New Zealand, a region rich in stunning alpine landscapes and warming summer sunshine. Otago is now producing some of the worlds finest Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris.
In 2002, three families with Scottish ancestry and impressive wine credentials embarked on a dream to embrace and enjoy part of the land they had grown up in. The result: 'TattyBogler'.
Otago is steeped in early New Zealand history and our 'TattyBogler' (Scottish scarecrow) shown on the label of our wines pays homage to the Scottish settlers of the region, pioneers who braved the harsh environment to carve a living from the land. A 'TattyBogler', a solitary effigy, was often used to protect the precious crops from predators and spirits such as ‘hobgoblins’ therefore allowing the harvest to prosper.
Today, their descendents have established a thriving and internationally acclaimed wine growing reputation in the region. 'TattyBoglers' still play their part as they did over a century ago, protecting the ripening grapes from the ravages of hungry birds – like ourselves thirsty to try the next vintage.