Gibbston Valley Wines

One of a handful of pioneers of the local wine making industry, Gibbston Valley Wines founder Alan Brady planted his first grapes in the 1980s.

Convinced the unique temperature and environment in New Zealand’s Central Otago region provided the ideal setting for successful wine production; Alan saw real potential in the Gibbston location.

Most locals thought he was crazy and doomed to failure – planting grapes surrounded by snow-capped mountains in the world’s southern-most vineyard. But the vines survived and those early vintages were better than he had hoped for. Alan had merely intended to indulge his passion for winemaking as a hobby, but now he was sure that there was serious wine to be made here.

Through Alan’s vision and commitment, Gibbston Valley Wines was born, releasing the region’s first commercial wine in 1987. Alan’s hobby had become a commercial venture, and that venture has now become a world-renowned industry.

Tasting Room

Tasting is open to the public 10-6, 7 days a week.

Private Tastings available.

Private tastings are ideal for wine lovers looking for a more intimate and engaging wine tasting experience. Relax away from the crowds as we usher you through our winery, cave and wines. Our winemakers and staff know that wine means different things to different people. We are most happy to cater your tour according to your interests or needs.

Wine Awards

  • Gibbston Valley Wines Pinot Gris 2006 (Liquorland Top 100 2006, Gold Medal Wines)
  • Gibbston Valley Riesling 2005 (Champion Riesling) (Royal Easter Wine Show 2006, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Gibbston Valley Expressionist Series La Dulcinee Pinot Gris 2007 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2009, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Gibbston Valley Pinot Gris 2009 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2010, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Gibbston Valley Central Otago Pinot Noir 2009 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2011, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Gibbston Valley Pinot Noir 2002 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2004, Blue Gold Award Winners)
  • Gibbston Valley Reserve Pinot Noir 2002 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2004, Blue Gold Award Winners)
  • Gibbston Valley Central Otago Pinot Noir 2001 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2003, Award Winning Wines)
  • Gibbston Valley 2000 Reserve Pinot Noir. (Sydney International Wine Competition 2002, Blue Gold Award Winners)
  • Gibbston Valley Blanc De Pinot Noir 2005 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2006, Award Winning Wines)
  • Gibbston Valley Central Otago Pinot Noir 2004 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2006, Award Winning Wines)
  • Gibbston Valley Wines Central Otago Pinot Gris 2004 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2005, Award Winning Wines)
  • Gibbston Valley Wines Blanc De Pinot Noir 2004 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2005, Award Winning Wines)
  • Gibbston Valley Wines Central Otago Pinot Noir 2003 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2005, Award Winning Wines)
  • Gibbston Valley Central Otago Pinot Noir 2005 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2007, Award Winning Wines)
  • Gibbston Valley Pinot Noir 2007 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2009, Award Winning Wines)
  • GIBBSTON VALLEY RESERVE PINOT NOIR 2008 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2010, Award Winning Wines)
  • GIBBSTON VALLEY PINOT GRIS 2009 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2011, Award Winning Wines)
  • GIBBSTON VALLEY RESERVE PINOT NOIR 2009 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2011, Award Winning Wines)
  • GIBBSTON VALLEY WINES - GIBBSTON VALLEY PINOT NOIR - 2010 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2012, Award Winning Wines)
  • GIBBSTON VALLEY - CHINA TERRACE PINOT NOIR - 2011 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2013, Award Winning Wines)
  • GIBBSTON VALLEY - RESERVE PINOT NOIR - 2011 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2013, Award Winning Wines)
  • Gibbston Valley Reserve Chardonnay 2002 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2003, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Gibbston Valley Reserve Central Otago Chardonnay 2009 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2010, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Gibbston Valley China Terrace Central Otago Pinot Noir 2009 [TROPHY] (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2010, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Gibbston Valley Schoolhouse Central Otago Pinot Noir 2009 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2010, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Gibbston Valley Central Otago Pinot Noir 2010 (Pure Gold) (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2011, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Gibbston Valley School House Bendigo Central Otago Pinot Noir 2010 (Pure Gold) (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2011, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Gibbston Valley La Dulcinee Pinot Gris 2012 Pure Gold (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2012, Trophy and Gold Medal Wines)
  • Gibbston Valley School House Central Otago Pinot Noir 2011 Pure Gold (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2012, Trophy and Gold Medal Wines)
  • Gibbston Valley Pinot Noir 2012, Pure Gold (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2013, Trophy and Gold Medal Wines)
  • Gibbston Valley School House Pinot Noir 2012, Pure Gold (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2013, Trophy and Gold Medal Wines)
  • Gibbston Valley Pinot Noir 2010 GOLD (International Wine and Spirit 2012, Gold Medal Winners)
  • Gibbston Valley Wines Gold River Pinot Noir 2004 (International Wine Challenge 2005, New Zealand wines – gold and silver medals)
  • Gibbston Valley Central Otago Pinot Noir 2006 (International Wine Challenge 2008)
  • Gibbston Valley Riesling 2007 (International Wine Challenge 2008)
  • Gibbston Valley Pinot Noir 2008 (Bragato Wine Awards 2009, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Gibbston Valley China Terrace 2009 (Bragato Wine Awards 2010, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Gibbson Valley Pinot Noir 2010 - Gibbston Valley Wines (Bragato Wine Awards 2011, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Gibbston Valley Gold River Central Otago Pinot Gris 2012 - Christopher Keys (Bragato Wine Awards 2012, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)

Gibbston Valley Restaurant

Located in the premier winegrowing centre of Central Otago, Gibbston Valley Restaurant offers a year-round selection of the best ingredients sourced from local artisan suppliers and prepared with a Mediterranean flair.

Our expertly-crafted menu was designed to perfectly complement our award-winning wines. It features everything from gourmet coffees and fresh-baked pastries to fine meat and cheese platters, savoury main dishes, soups, salads, house-made fresh pasta and a selection of delightful desserts. Guests have the option to dine al fresco in our sun-drenched courtyard during our long, sunny summer season or they can enjoy the warm ambiance inside during winter.

1820 State Highway 6
Queenstown
Central Otago

P: +64 3 442 6910

CONTACT: Gibbston Valley Wines Ltd