Wine: New Zealand’s Northern star

After moving from Northern Ireland to New Zealand in 1959, Alan Brady is still making quality wine in Central Otago six decades later under his Wild Irishman label

16th August, 2020
Wine: New Zealand’s Northern star
Gibbston Valley Winery, founded by Irishman Alan Brady, in New Zealand is responsible for producing some of Otago’s most celebrated pinot noir.

Few wine regions have moved into the tier one group of elite regions quicker than Central Otago. Spanning 10,000 square kilometres, it is the world’s southernmost wine region and the highest region in New Zealand.

In Burgundy, which many regard to be the home of pinot noir, the tradition of wine-making has developed there for almost 1,000 years. In Central Otago (or just ‘Central’ as some New Zealanders call it), the reputation for excellence...

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