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Georgetown Vineyard

Georgetown was once a mining settlement on the banks of the Kawarau but all that remains from 150 years ago is a stone hut Ian and Marianne Dee use as the tasting room.

Things To Know
The pinot noir vineyard the Dees bought in 2006 was planted by American Gary Andrus with hobbit-sized vines close together, as is typical in Burgundy. Ian, a viticulturist, is passionate about the vineyard although it’s difficult to work. The close planting makes a difference to the quality of the wine, he says, and he’s happy to show people round his artisan vineyard and answer questions about it. He produces an exceptional pinot noir and a pinot rosé.

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Try both the wines.