Black Ridge Vineyard

Black Ridge Vineyard, Alexandra: Hours, Address, Black Ridge Vineyard Reviews: 4.5/5

Black Ridge Vineyard
4.5
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Pioneers, risk takers, brave, fighters. These are words that have been used to describe the founders of Black Ridge, one of the southernmost vineyards in the world and the oldest in the Central Otago region, planted in 1981. A decision to grow varieties found in the same latitude and climate in the northern hemisphere was wise. Pinot Noir, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Breidecker, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon were chosen. Now with almost 40 years of vine age and experience you can taste and buy wines with a real sense of place and expressiveness here at our cellar door with amazing views over the Alexandra basin. Cellar door open from 11am till 5pm. 7 days from November - April and Mon-Fri from May - October.
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Inspiration611101
New Plymouth, New Zealand23 contributions
Disappointed
Feb 2021 • Solo
Went with high hopes for Riesling, but they had run out, tasted Chardonnay & Pinot Noir, vary average, but as we were visiting friends that evening bought both. Local lady advised that the vineyard was not maintaining its old standards.
Written 25 February 2021
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Jord & Tom
Cambridgeshire, UK70 contributions
Was Nice
Sep 2020
Visited today, we were the first ones. Lovely scenery and architecture and birds ha! We met Pam, one of the employees. She was nice, generous free tastings of 5 I think wines, including a cabsav. She perhaps wasn’t the most knowledgeable or was and just not sharing, but quite a good experience anyway, would recommend going. Didn’t make a purchase today.
Written 29 September 2020
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Rus H
Gisborne, New Zealand178 contributions
Not your usual Central Otago winery and vineyard....
Dec 2019
Spent a very enjoyable hour or two here tasting some amazing wines with the opener / winemaker on a wet Decembers day. The wines aren't your usual types - and well worth buying to fool folks in blind tastings...!
Written 16 January 2020
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Tash B
1 contribution
Wine tasting
Aug 2019 • Friends
Amazing time wine tasting. Amazing white wine!
Enjoyed all the history behind it all.
Very accommodating of the friendly couple that own and run the vineyard.
Thank you!
Tash and Alex
Written 18 August 2019
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Max C
Phillip Island, Australia562 contributions
Well established
Nov 2018 • Couples
This property contains the oldest bird in the region. Excellent varieties of white wine produced on this north facing winery. Nice staff helps as well !
Written 20 November 2018
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Marc D
Wamberal, Australia827 contributions
Worth seeking out!
Nov 2018 • Couples
Our Experience;
A must do for wine lovers!
It is one of the earliest vineyards planted in Central Otago and has a unique setting / location.
Also - Challenge yourself to try something different from all the rest!!
ie Old vine, 5 yr bottled aged Gerwurz, Briedecker, Cabernet rosé and current release PInot Noir comes already with 4yr bottle age!

When we arrived we were warmly greeted by Ngarita, who gave us all the history of the site. With her vast passion for wine, her knowledge and her qualifications, we were able to discuss and learn more about wines, not only in the area, but the world. (Picked up some tips for our planned trip to Italy.)
This cellar door is definitely worth the effort to visit!
Cheers!

PS The wines are great value and reasonably priced!
Written 12 November 2018
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SchalkNZ
Auckland, New Zealand833 contributions
Great Tasting
Oct 2018 • Couples
We enjoyed a great tasting of wines at the Black Ridge vineyard. All the wines were interesting; we particularly appreciated the two Rieslings and a cracking Pinot Noir. This is a small family-run establishment keen to show off their wine and there is no sales pressure; no key-rings, fridge magnets and other baubles on offer. Finding Black Ridge can be a bit of a mission, but modern smart-phone technology makes it a lot easier. Highly recommended!!
Written 5 October 2018
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Leah F
Riverton, New Zealand20 contributions
Delicious wine
Apr 2018 • Friends
Oldest and most southern vineyard in NZ. Well worth a visit, the wine is delicious and different from the wines in the Bannockburn area (which we also love). We had a wide range of wines to taste.
Written 15 April 2018
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Clide-UK
1 contribution
Excellent detour from Otago Rail Trail
Dec 2017 • Friends
Took a detour from the Otago Rail Trail to visit this lovely winery. Well worth the trip, with a good, interesting range of wines to taste and purchase. The informative tasting was hosted by Ngarita, who made us feel very welcome and went out her way to help.
Written 18 January 2018
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Wayne N
Sydney, Australia1,878 contributions
Interesting Vineyard
Jan 2018 • Couples
Black Ridge is one of the earliest vineyards in the region and as such has some of the oldest vines.

From the time you arrive at the vineyard you can see how the vineyard got it’s name. With the large black ridges.

The owners did our tasting and had a lot of passion and knowledge.

Inside the tasting room they had on display bottles of pinot from decades past. With hand written labels. Fascinating!

The vineyard can be found from a turnoff running from Earnscleugh Road which goes from Clyde to Alexandra.

From Clyde you travel over the red bridge to access this road. From Alexandra you take the first turn on the right as you leave town after crossing over their white bridge.

They also have a bathroom.
Written 1 January 2018
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