Georgetown Vineyard is planted with very close rows and low vines. The same sort of thing as in Burgundy, France. The result is even growth, smaller bunches, less irrigation and smaller berries. Add to this a focused, natural approach and concentrated, smooth, award winning wines are created. Wines that are unique to this little pocket at the entrance to the Kawarau Gorge near Cromwell, Central Otago, NZ.
Vineyard Cellar Door
At the Georgetown Vineyard cellar door you will receive free informative tastings of our wines grown on site. It's a cosy affair in our 130 year old miners hut.
From 27th December to Easter - open Tuesday to Saturday, 1pm to 5pm.
For the month of August - open Monday to Friday, 1pm to 5pm.
For other opening times please phone or text Ian on +64 21 942 349.
What was Georgetown?
130-140 years ago at the end of the Kawarau Gorge was a bustling gold mining town. The town was as big as Cromwell was at the time. There was a store which also hosted the school, a staging post, 2 pubs, and 7 shanties. The miners predominantly lived in tents. Theirs was a hard life of cold winters toiling in the water and hot summers stacking enough stone to guide the sluice water in the right direction. Fortunately they didn't