The 2018 URBN VINO Central Otago Pinot Noir has just been released... both in standard 750ml bottles and a brand new 500ml screwcap bottle as well, click here for more info.
And, as well as making URBN VINO wines as my own project I am also the winemaker for an exciting small volume Pinot Noir collaboration project: Bristol Farm Wines.
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The first two vintages of these wines were made by me at Packspur Wine Studio, a very low-tech, hands-on, small volume winery in Cromwell, Central Otago, before I established URBN VINO DUNEDIN.
This month, at the London International Wine and Spirit Challenge, the 2013 Pinot Noir was awarded at Gold Medal (one of only three Gold Medals awarded to New Zealand red wines) and the 2014 vintage was awarded a Silver Medal (only one point of a second Gold).
To celebrate this exciting milestone I will have a few cases of both these vintages available at the winery cellar door, if you ask. I only have limited stock, so get in quick if you want some. We didn't make much...
URBN VINO is at the Otago Farmers Market every Saturday morning at the Dunedin Railway Station throughout 2019. Come and see us up on the platform (look for the big sign) and to try our new 500ml refillable wine bottles.
Winery tours and tastings are Wednesday through Saturday at 5.45pm strictly by prior booking.
Group tours and tastings are available by appointment at other times.
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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.
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...