Felton Road

Address: Felton Rd., Bannockburn

Region: Central Otago

Size: Mediuim

2004 CQI: 4.34 out of 5 (15 reviews)-.5

Exported to US: Yes

Felton Road is one of the premier producers of Pinot Noir in New Zealand. The display board in their tasting proudly displays a copy of a review by Robert Parker which changed his outlook on Southern Hemisphere pinot. IMHO it is a lush fully body wine that made me think immediately of the best of Russian River. Don't overlook their other wines either. Their composite rating is just about a perfect 5.

The winery is located in Bannockburn just south of Cromwell. That is about dead center in the middle of the South Island and a junction for the major highways that run through Otago. Nearby wineries include Mt. Difficulty, Olssens of Bannockburn, and Bannockburn Heights.


  • Pinot Noir
  • Block 3 & Block 5 Pinot Noirs
  • Chardonnay & Barrel Fermented Cardonnay
  • Dry Riesling & Riesling(off-dry)
  • Block 1 Riesling
  • Vin Gris (a blush pinot)

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