Named after New Zealands largest quartz deposit that lies beneath our vineyards at Bendigo Station, Quartz Reef has become the vessel for what winemaker Rudi Bauer calls – his search to make wines which exhibit a symphony of flavours that capture attention and entertain so that you forget everything else.
Quartz reef was founded in 1996 and the principal partners are Rudi Bauer, Trevor Scott, John Perriam.
Quartz Reef vinifies wines of outstanding flavour and intensity. There are currently 30 hectares under cultivation. The key to this distinction lies in the maturing sun drenched slopes situated at Quartz Reefs Bendigo Estate vineyard. Under Rudis custodianship Pinot Noir becomes the essence of Central Otago whilst Pinot Gris takes on a rich textured dry style.
All Quartz Reef wines benefit greatly from Rudi Bauers Austrian heritage exploring the many dimensions of the varieties.