lindis, river, wines, central, otago

Lindis River Wines is situated in the Ardgour Valley, 5 km north of Bendigo. Lindis River vineyard was the first to be established in the Ardgour Valley in 2000.

The vineyard is currently small in size (3.5) hectares or 9.5 acres) and entirely planted with Pinot Noir. It is divided into five small blocks, four of which are planted on a steep hill facing north-east. The fifth block is on the valley floor by the woolshed.

The blocks are planted at slightly different angles to the sun, using the natural contours of the land.

The plants are planted at high densities, between 6,000 and 10,000 plants per hectare (2,400 and 4,000 per acre). This choice in orientation and planting contributes to the complexity of our wines.

All the vineyard work is done by hand, using organic growing methods, thereby enhancing the natural biodiversity of the land.