In April and May 2016 I started the URBN VINO DUNEDIN project in a temporary location in an historic building undergoing restoration. I brought Central Otago grapes and winemaking equipment to Dunedin and made Pinot Noir right in the middle of one of the best small cities in the world (and in the middle of a building site).
In March 2018, after a great deal of planning, the URBN VINO project finally came back to the city, this time for good. We returned with all the winemaking equipment and some grapes from Bendigo and Bannockburn and made wine in the city again. The wine will stay in barrel right here until bottling. URBN VINO has found a permanent home in the historic Terminus Building at 42 Queens Gardens. More information will follow about when we open to the public. In the meantime check out our gallery to see how the winery has unfolded so far.
Bringing winemaking to Dunedin. Click on the links below to see the journey so far...