Black Ridge Voted Central Otago Winery of the Year! November 24, 2017 12:40

We are thrilled to announce that luxury product and travel magazine LUX has voted us Central Otago Winery of the Year for 2017. This is brilliant recognition of the hard work we've all been putting in this year in both the vineyard and marketing. Come and visit us at the cellar door to taste our range of  wines.

Black Ridge at Summer Festivals November 15, 2017 11:06

We are looking forward to the long hot days of summer and are excited to be attending a few festivals in the lead up to Christmas.
Cromwell Festive Fete
Here in Central Otago we will have a stand at the Cromwell Festive Fete on Sunday the 26th of November. This is a great day to get your Christmas shopping done with a huge range of local artisan crafts. You can enjoy our wines by the glass on the day or purchase by bottle to take home.
Check out the Festive Fete website here
South Island Wine and Food Festival
In Christchurch on the 2nd of December we will be showing our range at the South Island Wine and Food Festival in Hagley Park. This is going to be a huge day with top wineries coming from all over the south island. Tickets for this are selling fast so don't leave it till the last minute if you want to attend!
Here's the link to the South Island Wine and Food Festival


Cheers to a great summer!

Pruning underway here at Black Ridge June 06, 2017 11:49

Winter has come in with a hiss and a roar and as I sit here writing it is still -5 degrees outside!

While it is not pleasant working in these conditions, winter dormancy ensures that the vine goes through a period of rest and allows us to prune each vine to maximize fruit quality and yield for the coming season.

We've just started pruning here at Black Ridge, we assess the health of each vine and prune accordingly. It is one of the most important jobs to get right. Here is Pam, our vineyard supervisor, out in the cold.

Our cellar door is still open 11am -5pm Mon to Fri so if you need to top up your Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon supplies for winter do come in and say hi!


Great reviews for our wines! March 09, 2017 10:05

We are feeling the love at Black Ridge right now.

Both Sam Kim and Michael Cooper have highly rated our Riesling, with Sam giving it 94 points out of 100 and Michael awarding it 4.5 stars!

Sam has this to say: 'A stunning Riesling; the complex bouquet shows mandarin, rockmelon, lemon curd and toasty characters, leading to a concentrated palate that is finely textured and beautifully flowing with whispering sweetness and bright acidity. The wine is wonderfully harmonious and flavoursome.'

And Michael: 'Showing strong personality, the 2013 vintage (4.5*) is Estate-grown at Alexandra, it is bright, light lemon/green, with a highly scented, citrusy, slightly toasty bouquet. Lively and lemony, it's a finely balanced, medium style, with good flavour richness and lots of bottle-aged complexity. Drink now or cellar. Fine value.' 

Great reviews from both Sam and Michael also for our Gewurztraminer 2013 and Pinot Noir 2013, make sure you try these wines and see the quality for yourself.

Late Summer Vineyard happenings! February 09, 2017 16:28

Veraison is finally happening here at Black Ridge! It has been a long, drawn out season with early bud break followed by a cool and windy December and Jan. The last week has seen much more settled and warmer weather so fingers crossed it will remain this way until harvest!

Make sure you stop in and visit our cellar door, open every day from 11am. We are down to our last 3 cases of our very special 2006 Reserve Pinot Noir, normally $65 per bottle, last few bottles racing out at $55.