Gibbston Valley Wines
The Gibbston Valley also known as the 'Valley of the Vines' is one of the most scenic wine growing areas you'll ever encounter. Vineyards are sandwiched sometimes precariously between rugged schist mountains and the rocky Kawarau River gorge. This high altitude area is subject to cold winters hot dry summers and a huge night-to-day temperature range. These challenging conditions have led to consistently superb wines worldwide recognition and an avalanche of international awards. More than 70% of the grapes grown there are pinot noir; other varieties including chardonnay pinot gris riesling and sauvignon blanc.