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Our story

In 1997 the land that sits beneath a range of 'bald hills' in Bannockburn, Central Otago was identified as the ideal place to produce cool-climate wines. Vines were lovingly planted in this stunning scene and so began the Bald Hills story. 

Bald Hills vineyard Central Otago

Aged with care and craft

Crafted from hand-picked premium fruit parcels our Central Otago wines are a true representation of our boutique Bannockburn vineyard. 

Our Pinot Noir is lovingly aged in French oak barriques. 

See what the critics have to say

Bald Hills Kirameki Pinot Gris 2020 ~ It's stylish and elegantly fragrant on the nose showing apricot, rockmelon, poached pear and subtle spice aromas, leading to a succulent palate that's fleshy and lingering. Smooth, refreshing and flavoursome with a splendid juicy finish.

Sam Kim

Wine Orbit

Bald Hills Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017 ~ Aromas of Central Otago landscape with a rocky mineral and dried herb lift contrasted by a core of raspberry and dark plum, black cherry and myriad dried herbs. Intensely flavoured, textured and dry. Flavours of red berries and plums, toasty barrel and dried herb flavours, firm chalky tannins and plenty of acidity for texture and power.

Cam Douglas MS

camdouglasms.com

Bald Hills 'Last Light' Riesling 2020 ~ This is a vigorous, intense Riesling with citrus tension, floral detail on a textural palate and a crisp finish. Match with tom yum and spicy tomato risotto over the next 4+ years.

Candice Chow

Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

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Try Our Wines at Cargo's Cellar Door

Relax in the beautifully restored church or outside in the scenic garden and enjoy flight boards of Bald Hills wines and/or Cargo beers.

Seasonal menu available and family friendly.

CARGO CELLAR DOOR FEATURING BALD HILLS WINES
2323 Church Lane, Gibbston Valley, Queenstown 9371

Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday 12 - 5pm

Wine & Beer Tasting, Lunch & Platters

Our latest news

Jul 6, 2022

Introducing our 2020 Last Light Riesling

Are you a Riesling lover? We think Riesling is one of the most underrated varieties in New Zealand and when we share our Riesling at events like Winetopia people love it! Today, we are pleased to introduce you to our new release 5 Star off-dry Riesling. 

Jun 1, 2022

Join us at Winetopia

Join us at the greatest celebration of New Zealand Wine ~ Winetopia! Come and discover over 50 New Zealand wineries under one roof ~ we'll have some very special wines and offers to share with you.
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