This dramatic landscape of mountainous vistas, high altitudes and extremes of climate is subject to cold winters, hot dry summers and a huge night to day temperature range that offers growers and winemakers conditions that are both challenging and rewarding.
Recognised as the world’s southernmost wine growing district located at 45º south, Central Otago has developed a strong reputation for producing wines of exceptional quality, especially Pinot Noir.
Alex Kaufman, businessman, entrepreneur and survivor, first visited New Zealand in 1998. He was amazed by both the natural beauty of the landscape and the incredible hospitality shown to him by New Zealanders.
On hearing that world class wines were being produced in the Central Otago region and he decided to visit the area to see what was happening first hand. As a lover of fine wine, Alex decided to purchase some blocks of land in the area. So began the love affair with Central Otago and the production of boutique wines.
Alex regularly travels from his home in Aspen, Colorado to visit his New Zealand vineyards and is proud of his latest achievement. He is determined to leave an outstanding legacy for future generations of the Kaufman family.