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THE PURSUIT OF MAGIC

Central Otago is where I 
was raised, it’s in my blood. 
It inspires me to pursue the impossible, the creation of the perfect Pinot.

Alan Peters-Oswald
Explore the Vineyard

THE PURSUIT OF MAGIC

Central Otago is where I 
was raised, it’s in my blood. 
It inspires me to pursue the impossible, the creation of the perfect Pinot.

Alan Peters-Oswald
Explore the Vineyard
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CENTRAL OTAGO

The unique terroir of 
Central Otago produces wines of extraordinary intensity and distinction.

Explore Central Otago

CENTRAL OTAGO

The unique terroir of 
Central Otago produces wines of extraordinary intensity and distinction.

Explore Central Otago
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WINEMAKING

In this region, whichever way you turn there is beauty to be found, and as a winemaker it is my job to make wines that interpret this beauty.

Meet Our Winemaker

WINEMAKING

In this region, whichever way you turn there is beauty to be found, and as a winemaker it is my job to make wines that interpret this beauty.

Meet Our Winemaker
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THE WINES

Wines of extraordinary intensity and distinction that show varietal and regional definition.

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THE WINES

Wines of extraordinary intensity and distinction that show varietal and regional definition.

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CELLAR DOOR

Linger a while, savour a glass of wine, graze on options from our cellar door menu and enjoy the view.

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CELLAR DOOR

Linger a while, savour a glass of wine, graze on options from our cellar door menu and enjoy the view.

Explore The Cellar Door
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THE VINEYARD

Nanny Goat Vineyard is named
after the wild goats that roam
the mountainous terrain of
Central Otago.

THE INSPIRATION
BEHIND THE NAME

In late 2004 during a trek to a restaurant nestled high
above the picturesque town of Queenstown.

We were headed there for some breath- taking scenery, good food and of course some great Central Otago Pinot Noir. What was supposed to be a relaxing stroll quickly became quite an ordeal with an unplanned deviation from the not so well-defined walking track. This journey became the inspiration for the naming of Nanny Goat Vineyard.  The gentle terrain quickly transformed, leaving all concerned to navigate some rather perilous ground.

The name “Nanny Goat Vineyard” stuck. It seemed to be a fair reflection of our determination to succeed, adapt and thrive in the rugged and often extreme climates of Central Otago; much like the nimble and sure footed wild goats of the region have done before us. From our inception and the inaugural release of our Pinot Noir in 2005, Nanny Goat Vineyard has strived to produce wines with elegance, concentration and balance whilst allowing each individual parcel of fruit to tell its unique story.

CENTRAL OTAGO

The unique terroir of Central
Otago produces wines of
extraordinary intensity and
distinction.

THE MOST SOUTHERLY WINE
REGION IN THE WORLD

Challenging conditions for producing
world-class cool climate wines

At latitude 45° South, New Zealand's Central Otago is the most southerly wine region in the world. Vineyards are planted between 200m and 400m above sea level. Vines often cling precariously to steep slopes and edges of deep river gorges. This is a region of climatic extremes with typically very hot summers, short autumns and bitterly cold winter days.

The soils are rocky with easy drainage and poor fertility – challenging conditions for producing world-class cool climate wines. The unique terroir of Central Otago produces wines of extraordinary intensity and distinction that show varietal and regional definition.

WINEMAKING

Central Otago instilled in Alan a
love of the rugged beauty and
boldly contrasting extremes of
this unique terroir.

RUGGED BEAUTY AND BOLDLY
CONTRASTING EXTREMES

Wines should speak for themselves and not be
veiled by excessive winemaking intervention.

Growing up in the small town of Roxburgh, not far from what are now the internationally renowned Central Otago wine growing sub-regions, instilled in Alan a love of the rugged beauty and boldly contrasting extremes of this this unique terroir. Moving away from Central Otago at the age of 10 did not extinguish his passion for the region, and after gaining an interest in horticulture during his high school years, his curiosity in viticulture was sparked by the blooming vineyard plantings in Central Otago.

This was the catalyst for his journey towards winemaking. This curiosity about the world of viticulture led him to Marlborough, the heart of the New Zealand wine industry, where he obtained his Diploma in Viticulture and Wine Production and, above all, a passion for wine.

From growing up on a small lifestyle block in rural Central Otago farming Angora goats, to returning years later in the role of winemaker for Central Otago’s Nanny Goat Vineyard producing premium Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah, Alan has come full circle. There is no shortage of inspiration in this region, whichever way you turn there is beauty to be found.

Alan believes that as a winemaker it is his job to make wines that interpret this beauty; their unique place of origin, the individual sites from which their fruit is sourced, and the quality of the fruit used. Wines should speak for themselves and not be veiled by excessive winemaking intervention. This philosophy applies not only to the wines of Nanny Goat Vineyard, but to all wines he has played a part in producing.

CELLAR DOOR

Enjoy a selection of Nanny Goat
Vineyard Wines at our serene
Cellar Door in Queensberry.

LINGER A WHILE &
SAVOUR A GLASS OF WINE

A breath-taking setting in which to enjoy a
selection of Nanny Goat Vineyard wines

Our Cellar Door, located just a short distance from Wanaka, Central Otago, is a breath-taking setting in which to enjoy a selection of Nanny Goat Vineyard wines.

One of our passionate Cellar Door team will take you through a tasting of the latest release wines and talk you through Alan Peters-Oswald’s winemaking philosophy and his pursuit of Pinot magic. We encourage all to linger awhile, savour a glass of wine, graze on options from our cellar door menu and enjoy the view.

LOCATION
68 Queensberry Terrace,
Queensberry 9383

HOURS
Open Friday to Monday 11am – 4pm.
Cellar Door Grazing Menu available 11am-5pm.
Nanny Goat Vineyard Wine Tasting $12 per person.
Bookings are recommended for groups over 6.

MAKE A BOOKING
cellardoor@nannygoatvineyard.co.nz
+64 3 443 4347
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PINOT NOIR

Pinot Noir is a fickle varietal that
demands the utmost attention,
both in the vineyard and in the
winery to bring its true potential
to the fore.

NANNY GOAT<br /> PINOT NOIR<br /> 2020

NANNY GOAT
PINOT NOIR
2020

Seductively heady aromas of rose petals, dried cranberry and bright crunchy red cherries. Dried thyme, roasted coffee bean, and just a faint wisp of candle smoke gradually reveal themselves. The palate envelops the senses with a plush layer of powdery fine tannin, gently guiding towards a core of dark plum and chocolate dipped cherries. A spark of bright acidity illuminates the mid palate, carrying through to a finish that lingers long past the last sip.

$40
per bottle in a 6 pack

PACKED WITH WILD RED
AND BLACK BERRY FRUITS

The palate envelops the senses with a plush layer of powdery fine tannin,
gently guiding towards a core of dark plum and chocolate dipped cherries.

WINEMAKER COMMENTS

The 2020 vintage in Central Otago was a challenge in many respects, not only weather and yield wise but also with the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic and a nationwide lockdown on the eve of harvest. Despite the challenges thrown at us, we consider ourselves to be extremely fortunate to have been able to pick a small but tremendously flavourful crop from our own vineyard and those of our dedicated growers throughout the region.


The 2020 Nanny Goat Vineyard Pinot Noir bursts forth from the glass with powerful aromas of black and blue berry fruits, sweet baking spice, toasty oak and lifted red florals. The palate is silken, with powdery fine tannins and a perfectly balanced seam of acidity teasing out a core of

Geographical Location

Central Otago

Vineyard

Fruit for the 2020 Nanny Goat Pinot Noir was sourced from six separate vineyard sites - 65% from the Pisa/Lowburn region, 9.5% from Alexandra, 9% from Gibbston, 6% Bannockburn, 6% Queensberry and 4.5% from Wanaka. Clones used are 667, 777, 5, 6, Abel, 10/5, 113, 114 and 115. Soils range from free draining loess overlaying glacial alluvial deposits, to heavier clay based sedimentary soils.

Winemaking

Hand picked and gently destemmed without crushing in order to retain as many whole berries as possible. Select parcels received up to 33% whole bunch depending on stem ripeness and tannin profile. Fermented in 4T open top fermenters using predominantly natural yeast, plunged a maximum of twice daily at the peak of ferment. 21 - 32 days on skins prior to pressing and barreling down into 225L French oak barriques.

Analysis

Alcohol: 13.5%     Ph: 3.59
Acid: 6.38      Sugar: Dry

Cellaring Potential

10+ years.

Food Match

Peking duck pancakes.

CHARDONNAY

Chardonnay exhibits the
region’s natural elegant fruit
flavours alongside Central Otago’s
hallmark focused acidity.

NANNY GOAT <br />CHARDONNAY <br />2019

NANNY GOAT
CHARDONNAY
2019

On the nose, lovely aromas of tangerine, grapefruit zest and white florals are complemented by subtle notes of buttered brioche toast and wet river stones. The entry to the palate is rich and textural before giving way to a seam of bright acidity that brings focus to a core of juicy grapefruit, lime zest, yellow plum and subtly toasted oak.

$36
per bottle in a 6 pack

LOVELY AROMAS OF CITRUS
ZEST AND WHITE FLORALS

The entry to the palate is rich and textural, showing
juicy grapefruit, lime zest, and yellow plum.

WINEMAKER COMMENTS

On the nose, lovely aromas of tangerine, grapefruit zest and white florals are complemented by subtle notes of buttered brioche toast and wet river stones. The entry to the palate is rich and textural before giving way to a seam of bright acidity that brings focus to a core of juicy grapefruit, lime zest, yellow plum and subtly toasted oak. A clean dry finish ensures this wine is suitable for pairing with a range of cuisines.

Geographical Location

Central Otago.

Vineyard

Clones 6,15 95, Mendoza and NZVIG1 Chardonnay from three separate Vineyard sources, located in the Lowburn, Gibbston and Cromwell sub regions of Central Otago.

Winemaking

Fruit from each Vineyard and Clone was handpicked and whole bunch pressed separately into stainless steel tanks for a brief period of settling before being roughly racked to 500L French oak puncheons in order to maintain a higher juice turbidity and enhance interest on the nose. Fermentation initially occurred naturally in barrel before the addition of a commercial yeast strain to ensure the fermentation reached dryness. Malo-Lactic fermentation took place over the course of the 9 months while the wine sat in barrel on full yeast lees, with monthly lees stirring in to build palate weight and texture.

Analysis

Alcohol: 13.5%      Ph: 3.32
Acid: 6.2      Sugar: 1.1g/L

Cellaring Potential

5 years +

Food Match

Sage and Dijon crusted pork fillet.

CROSSBREED

Fruit sourced from the Nanny
Goat Vineyard in Queensberry.
NANNY GOAT <br />CROSSBREED <br />2019

NANNY GOAT
CROSSBREED
2019

Our 2019 Cross Breed is intriguingly fragrant, with exotic aromas of crystallised ginger, crushed cardamom pod, quince and allspice. The palate is bright and dry on entry, opening to a pleasingly textural mid palate of quince, freshly cut red apple and spiced pears before slowly fading to a clean, refreshing finish.

$36
per bottle in a 6 pack

A RICH SWATHE OF EXOTIC
FRUITS AND SPICE

Our Cross breed offers intriguing aromas of Ginger, Cardamon Pod, Quince and Allspice.

WINEMAKER COMMENTS

Our 2019 Cross Breed is intriguingly fragrant, with exotic aromas of crystallised ginger, crushed cardamom pod, quince and allspice. The palate is bright and dry on entry, opening to a pleasingly textural mid palate of quince, freshly cut red apple and spiced pears before slowly fading to a clean, refreshing finish.

Geographical Location

Central Otago

Vineyard

65% Gewurztraminer, 32% Pinot Gris and 3% Chardonnay from Nanny Goat Vineyard.

Winemaking

Handpicked Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer was destemmed into numerous small, open topped fermenters, some of which contained whole bunches of chardonnay grapes. Natural fermentation began after 3 - 4 days on skins with minimal intervention.

A once daily gentle hand plunge ensured a gentle extraction of colour and phenolics from the skins whilst ensuring the Chardonnay bunches remained intact for a period of carbonic maceration. All fermenters were then combined and pressed together to a small stainless stell tank after 21 days on skins where it completed its ferment. Bottled without fining or cold stabilisation, and only minimal - a small harmless deposit may form upon chilling as a result.

Analysis

Alcohol: 12.0%      Ph: 3.33
Acid: 5.7      Sugar: 2.0g/L

Food Match

No food required - just a picnic blanket, good company and a nice view.

Queensberry Chardonnay

 

Sourced from our Bio Gro Organic
certified vineyard in Queensberry,
Central Otago.

NANNY GOAT QUEENSBERRY CHARDONNAY 2020

NANNY GOAT QUEENSBERRY CHARDONNAY 2020

 

Exclusively available for purchase at Cellar Door from 30th July 2021. Available online from 18th August 2021

Aromas of orange zest, poached nectarine, hazelnut, sweet baking spice and an intriguing note of wet river stone.

$57.00
per bottle in a 6 pack

 

Sourced from our home vineyard in
Queensberry, Central Otago.

 

WINEMAKER COMMENTS

Instantly appealing with aromas of orange zest, poached nectarine, hazelnut, sweet baking spice and an intriguing note of wet river stone.

The palate is unashamedly rich and mouth filling up front, opening to a taut core of nectarine, pear crumble and toasty oak before a fine bead of acidity draws the palate out to a long textural finish.

 

Geographical Location

Central Otago

 

Vineyard

Fruit was sourced exclusively from our vineyard in Queensberry from Block 13 (clone 15).

 

Winemaking

Hand picked and whole bunch pressed to stainless steel tank. Mixed and transferred to 500L French oak puncheons (25% new) with high solids, then left to ferment naturally with occasional lees stirring to enhance palate weight and texture. The wine underwent 90% malolactic fermentation, softening the palate yet retaining a fine vein of acidity for balance on the palate.

 

Analysis

Alcohol: 14.0%      Ph: 3.47
Acid: 7.2               Sugar: 2.37

 

Cellaring Potential

10+ years

 

Food Match

Gnocchi with sage brown butter sauce.

Queensberry Pinot Noir

 
Sourced from our Bio Gro Organic
certified vineyard in Queensberry,
Central Otago.
NANNY GOAT QUEENSBERRY PINOT NOIR 2020

NANNY GOAT QUEENSBERRY PINOT NOIR 2020

 
Exclusively available for purchase at Cellar Door from 30th July 2021. Available online from 18th August 2021
 
Aromas of roasted stone fruits and exotic nuts,
barrel spice and a touch of wood smoke.
$57.00
per bottle in a 6 pack

 
Sourced from our home vineyard in
Queensberry, Central Otago.

 

WINEMAKER COMMENTS

The nose is floral and expressively perfumed with rose petal and violets overlaying a lattice of dense mixed berry fruit, Black Doris plum, and toasted brown spice interwoven with an intriguing whole bunch derived herbaceous lift.
 
The palate is taut and powerful with powdery fine tannins up front lending a sinewy elegance. A fine streak of acidity offers a lively backdrop to the red and blue berry fruit core, presenting a wine that is both powerful and dense but beautifully light on it's feet.

 

Geographical Location

Central Otago

 

Vineyard

Fruit was sourced exclusively from our vineyard in Queensberry from Block 17 (Abel clone) and Block 4 (clone 777).

 

Winemaking

Fruit for this wine was carefully hand picked and destemmed into small open top fermenters, retaining a high proportion of whole berries. One small oak fermenter contained 100% whole bunches and underwent a period of carbonic maceration prior to being foot stomped - the final blend contains 26% whole bunch.


Individual fermenters underwent a short pre-fermentation maceration before fermenting naturally and being left on skins for up to 32 days before pressing. After a brief period of settling, the wine was roughly racked, taking a small portion of light lees and transferred to 225L French oak barriques (27% new) where it underwent natural malolactic fermentation and matured for 11 months before being racked, blended and prepared for bottling in late March 2021.

 

Analysis

Alcohol: 14%      Ph: 3.51         
Acid: 6.9            Sugar: Dry

 

Cellaring Potential

10+ years.

 

Food Match

Rack of lamb with thyme and caper salsa verde.

BASKET CASE

Basket Case is a creative outlet, a
chance to roll back my sleeves, get
my hands dirty and connect with
my wines on a much deeper
level. 

NANNY GOAT <br />BASKET CASE <br />2018

NANNY GOAT
BASKET CASE
2018

By utilising tiny parcels of fruit and small scale ferments, I am afforded the freedom to experiment, to push the bouondaries in an effort to tease out additional layers of subtlety and nuance - all in the hope of attaining the elusive notion of 'perfection'.

$85
per bottle in a 3 pack

GREAT INTENSITY
& LENGTH OF PALATE

The palate abounds in a melange of boysenberry, blueberry and blackberry fruits
tossed with toasted fragrant sweet brown spices

WINEMAKER COMMENTS

Complex and continually evolving on the nose, the 2018 Basket-Case Pinot Noir shows beautifully lifted notes of dried rose petal and violets. Red and black wild berry fruit aromas are complemented by toasted brown spices, dried herbs and cacao nibs. the palate abounds in a melange of boysenberry, blueberry and blackberry fruits tossed with toasted fragrant sweet brown spices. This wine is rich upon entry, yet a firm tannin structure and bright line of acidity ensure it retains a tight focus and youthful energy.

Geographical Location

Central Otago

Vineyard

67% Vela Vineyard (Pisa), clones 777 and 113, and 33% Legend Terrace Vineyard (Bannockburn), clones 5 and Abel.

Winemaking

100% whole bunches were hand sorted into four 500L French oak puncheons with the heads removed before being gassed with CO2, covered up and left for fermentation to begin naturally. Whole bunches were crushed by foot after 8 days of carbonic fermentation once an active natural fermentation was visible. Temperatures remained low, between 25 and 28˚C, with one gentle hand plunge twice daily at the peak of ferment.

After a total skin contact time of 23 days, the free run wine was siphoned off directly to barrel (30% new French barriques), and the skins were gently pressed in a small 150L hand operated basket press. Light pressings were combined with the free run while the hard pressings fraction was de-classified to another blend. Malolactic fermentation occured naturally. Barrels were racked after 13 months of maturation before being settled further and bottled without additional fining or filtration.

Analysis

Alcohol: 13.9      Ph: 3.76 

Acid: 5.5      Sugar:0.1g/l 

SUPER NANNY

Every season there are inevitably
one or two parcels of fruit that
stand head and shoulders above
the rest in the vineyard.

SUPER NANNY <br />PINOT NOIR <br />2019

SUPER NANNY
PINOT NOIR
2019

A wine of contrasting elements – equal measures of Dark seductive plum fruit and lifted ethereal floral aromas combine to give an aroma profile that beguiles the senses and demands lengthy contemplation. The palate layers rich wild berry fruits with dark chocolate and a taut minerality, finishing with a blanket of fine tannin and a refreshing streak of bright acidity.

$65
per bottle in a 6 pack

DARK BERRY, CHERRIES
AND TOASTED SPICES

Traditional Super Nanny characters
of dark berry, cherries and toasted spices.

WINEMAKER COMMENTS

Our 2019 Super Nanny is initially driven by savoury aromatics of toasted spices, clove, cumin and a suggestion of damp soil. With time it develops aromas of blue fruits, cola, subtle oak char and whole bunch derived nuances. Mixed dark berry fruits, red cherry, black olive and toasted oak abound on the palate, enveloped in a blanket of fine, mouth-coating tannins. A core of bright acidity resonates from the mid-palate, drawing out to a long, sustained finish.

Geographical Location

Central Otago

Vineyard

39% Bannockburn, 26% Queensberry, 35% Pisa.

Winemaking

Hand picked and hand sorted to ensure only the best quality fruit made it into the fermenter. Cold soaked for 6 - 8 days with 20% whole bunches included. Natural fermentation with up to two plunges daily at peak of ferment. 28 - 31 days on skins total before being pressed, settled for 24 hours and run to 225L French oak barrels (35% new) for 13 months where the wine underwent natural malolactic fermentation. It was racked twice before being bottled without fining or filtration.

Analysis

Alcohol: 14.0%      Ph: 3.57
Acid: 5.9      Sugar: Dry

Cellaring Potential

10 years +

Food Match

Pan seared hare fillet, simply prepared with olive oil, sea salt and coursely ground black pepper.

 
 

THE WINES

Central Otago has instilled a
love of the rugged beauty and
boldly contrasting extremes of
this this unique terroir.

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