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Mt Rosa

In an old wool shed on Gibbston Back Rd you’ll find Mt Rosa’s unpretentious tasting room. In fact, the whole setup is unpretentious. Typical southern men Jeremy Railton or Guy Boanas, likely wearing gumboots and swannies, will untypically offer you a taste of their wines while entertaining you with yarns of pig hunting or ewe tupping.

Things to know
The vineyard is planted in the ram paddock of former Kawarau Station and there are still merinos (and thousands of rabbits) on the hill behind. They produce pinot noir, pinot gris and a racy riesling.

Our picks
Try the riesling and the pinot noir.