The Aurora Vineyard is located in the township of Bendigo, an old mining town in Central Otago just a little to the northeast of Cromwell and the shores of Lake Dunstan.
The vineyard measures 19 hectares of which the vast majority is planted in various clones of Pinot Noir. We have planted 6 different Pinot Noir clones - 10/5, 115, 116, 5, 667 and 777. This clonal variation provides significant complexity of flavour to our wines.
Other blocks in the vineyard have been planted with Riesling and Pinot Gris while the hottest terraces have been utilised for our Syrah plantings.
We are an accredited member of Sustainable Wine Growers New Zealand and are on the path to being fully organic.