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“Great wine, great spot, great host”

Bald Hills Vineyard
Ranked #24 of 51 things to do in Cromwell
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Owner description: Delightful small vineyard in the heart of Pinot Noir country, Bannockburn, Central Otago, New Zealand. Our sunny, sheltered, private and secluded vineyard produces award-winning Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Riesling. Taste our award-winning wines at Bald Hills Wines & Stoneridge Estate Wines Cellar Door, opposite Lake Hayes near Queenstown. Wines are available for New Zealand and International delivery from our website.
Reviewed 14 February 2014

We have been travelling to NZ since 2004 and it was our son Noel who introduced us to Bald Hill wines , Blair and Estelle. The wine is always delicious to taste and buy, we have added a few to our cellar. We always pop into the winery whenever we visit to make a purchase of the new seasons wines. It's always a treat so see you on late 2014

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Reviewed 13 February 2014 via mobile

In short if you are wanting to experience what central Otago wine is all about and why we kiwis rave about it then Bald Hills is a must. There entire range is excellent and worth traversing. Blair and Estelle are great hosts and welcoming.

1  Thank Roboduck999
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

We visited Bald Hills 2 years ago and were delighted with the charming and funny host. Having visited a number of vineyards in the area it took a very special Pinot Noir to stand up and be noticed by us. We bought both 2008 and 2009 and have somehow managed to restrain our desire to drink it all as soon as we got home. This year we have had one of each and I am so glad we waited. Both years are absolutely stunning and have lived up to their promise and more. You have got us well and truly hooked and we will continue to be one of your many supporters especially when I visit again this year. Looking forward to tasting your latest vintage.

Thank Vivien M
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

We stayed in Bannockburn in 2008 and cycled around Central Otago. The whole of Central Otago is amazing but my favourite area is Bannockburn. Cycling around Bannockburn, the best way to take the time to appreciate the natural beauty of the area and stopping by a few of the many vineyards in the Bannockburn surrounds. (Even an Olive Oil Producer)

I stopped at Bald Hills knowing little about the vineyard and was greeted us warmly by Blair. He was already hosting an Australian couple who as vineyard owners themselves had a knowledge of wines, vineyards and grapes which eclipsed my wholly amateur enthusiasm. Blair took the time and explained all about the wines produced at the vineyard, other vineyards on that day seemed to edge towards giving enough information to the customer simply to maintain a cursory level of engagement to 'have a sale'. It was clear that Blair loved his wines and simply wanted to share his passion with those who took the time to visit Bald Hills.

I tasted a few great wines that day but the Bald Hills single vineyard Pinot Noir was outstanding, perfection in a glass. Central Otago is renowned for its Pinot Noir's and having been lucky enough to taste some great New Zealand wines during my 6 1/2 years in Otago; Bald Hills Pinot Noir remains one of my favourite, not only of New Zealand but of the world over.

Thank pompeypie
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

Recommended that we visit by another nearby winery, we found Bald Hills the absolute Star of Central Otago. Wines were brilliant, definitely world class Pinot but the real feature was meeting Blair even although we just missed the Queen's visit that day.
Apparently her formal responsibilities meant she had to move on so we were suitably entertained and royally by Blair recounting her wisdom, guidance and wonderful support to the winery. Bald Hills labels should definitely show that they are By Appointment to Her Majesty etc.... Any future visit to Central Otago will always include Bald Hills and we plan to keep a steady supply of their excellent wine in our cellar.

Thank John H
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