It’s a gasp, then a “wow” when you finally arrive at the land that’s now Misha’s Vineyard: land that was overrun by rabbits and rocks; land once inhabited by Chinese gold miners seeking their fortune; land with impossibly steep slopes overlooking a lake and snow-capped mountains… land that now grows some of the world’s best Pinot Noir!
Misha’s Vineyard is spectacularly located on the edge of Lake Dunstan in the Bendigo sub-region of Central Otago. The sun drenched north-west facing terraces of the 57- hectare estate provide optimal conditions for producing Pinot Noir and aromatic white varieties. Owners Andy & Misha Wilkinson established the vineyard with a ‘no compromise’ philosophy which requires an exacting viticulture regime, hand-picking, and considerate winemaking methodologies. Renowned winemaker Olly Masters is at the helm of the winemaking with Misha’s Vineyard consistently receiving outstanding accolades including being named one of New Zealand’s Top 20 Wine Producers by the esteemed Decanter (UK) magazine. Misha’s Vineyard wines are found in premium hotels, restaurants and fine wine retailers in more than 15 countries around the world.