East of the Clutha River and the head of Lake Dunstan lies Bendigo, the largest wine subregion in Central Otago. Ideally situated at a higher elevation, our vineyards can be characterised by their natural microclimates within New Zealand's only true continental climate zone. Winemakers love Bendigo for these hot, dry conditions which capture the taste of sunshine in the grapes - locking in decidedly subregional and sought after characteristics.
Akin to the gold rush witnessed here in the 19th Century, the landscape has once again attracted pioneers to the area. Similarly, the rapid growth of the wine industry in Bendigo suggests that if you choose the right spot, exercise patience, are hard working and able to embrace everything the weather throws at you - then you might indeed strike gold.