An impromptu trek to a restaurant nestled high above the picturesque town of Queenstown in late 2004 was to provide the inspiration behind the name Nanny Goat Vineyard. Heading off to take in some breath-taking scenery, good food and of course some great Central Otago Pinot Noir, what was supposed to be a relaxing stroll quickly transformed into an arduous, unplanned deviation as the gentle terrain quickly transformed, leaving all concerned to navigate some rather perilous ground. A lighthearted comment likening the group to a herd of Nanny Goats struck a chord and would go on to become the inspiration behind the name.
Nanny Goat Vineyard is named after the wild goats that roam the mountainous terrain of Central Otago.
Nestled within a timeless and sensual landscape, Nanny Goat Estate Vineyard sits between 270m and 290m above sea level spread across two ancient, North East facing terraces. This is a region of climatic extremes with typically very hot summers, short autumns and bitterly cold winter days. Challenging conditions for producing world-class cool climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Successive periods of glaciation and recession, followed by erosion by Mata Au / Clutha River have shaped the Nanny Goat Estate landscape by creating distinct terraces of alluvial soils that are pastiche of loess, gravel, schist and mineral quartz. Generations of farming and the associated cultivation of lucerne and other feed crops have added organic matter to the wind blowen loessial topsoil providing us with a nice balance between vine vigor and free draining attributes.
Forging our own path to the perfect pinot in Queensberry. The home of Nanny Goat Vineyard.
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. Each vintage, we work with our Grower partners at Vela Vineyard, Legend Terrace Vineyard & Tankersley Vineyard to source Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Pisa, Gibbston, Bannockburn & Queensberry.
The unique terroir of New Zealand’s, Central Otago, the world’s most southerly wine region.
Our Single Vineyard Pinot Noir & Chardonnay are exclusively sourced from our BioGro certified organic Vineyard in Queensberry. The wines have a powerful and unique elegance indicative of our Vineyard. The wines are rich and densely structured yet at the same time supple and beautifully perfumed, quintessentially Queensberry
“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.”
Nanny Goat Vineyard in Queensberry is proud to be accredited both Biogro Organic and Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand (SWNZ). Biogro Organic certification at Queensberry was achieved in 2019 with further additional plantings to transition to organic practices as the vines establish.