About Bald Hills

Bald Hills is a delightful boutique vineyard in the heart of New Zealand’s Pinot Noir country – Bannockburn, Central Otago.

The first plantings began in Spring 1997. Now with 6.5 hectares in Pinot Noir and 1 hectare each in Riesling and Pinot Gris, the Bald Hills vineyard and brand are well established within the Central Otago region.

We are 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’.

For more information on our vineyard see here.

 

Meet Our Team

We are fortunate to have an experienced and passionate team who are dedicated to delivering outstanding Bald Hills wines from the great site we have been blessed with.

Peter Bartle, Winemaker

Peter Bartle has been our Winemaker since 2011. Peter is one of Central Otago’s most successful and respected winemakers with his no nonsense, passionate approach to winemaking. This approach has led his wines to great success in competitions and tastings.

Prior to Peter our winemakers were Grant Taylor (2001 – 2010) and Christopher Keys (2009 – 2010).

Gary Crabbe, Viticulturist

Enticed to Central Otago over 15 years ago by the purity of its wines, landscape and people, Gary continues his great work as our viticulturist and is excited by the prospect of creating superb wines on a truly stunning vineyard.

Hiroshi Kusu, General Manager

Hiro fell in love with the Bald Hills vineyard when it was for sale from Blair and Estelle, and introduced the opportunity to Mr Isao Mita. Both recognised Bald Hill’s excellent reputation for producing award-winning boutique wines and a bright future ahead and Mr Mita purchased the vineyard in 2015.

Hiro is the General Manager and oversees the vineyard, wine-making, sales and promotion of Bald Hills wines in the domestic and international markets in conjunction with Gary and Peter.

 

For more information on our team or for full bios, please contact us.