New Zealand

Carrick Winery

Central Otago

Carrick is one of the top names of Central Otago: the world’s southernmost major wine-producing region. A combination of low rainfall, vast fluctuations of daily temperatures and silt loam soils rich in heavy mineral deposits and schists give its wines a world-renowned level of depth, purity and intensity, allowing mastery of the fickle Pinot Noir variety.

Carrick's main vineyard is located in Bannockburn on the Cairnmuir terraces with the original plantings made in 1994 and extended in 1998. A mixture of gravels and sand, glistening with silica, it lies on a promontory bounded by Lake Dunstan and the Bannockburn inlet.

With viticulturist Blair Deaker, and ex-Felton Road winemaker Jane Docherty, Steve and Barbara Green have transformed Carrick from an expanse of wild thyme and briar roses into one of the most successful wineries in Bannockburn.

Stalwart environmentalists, Carrick are well on the way to organic certification, made visible by the steaming lines of biodynamic compost produced from skins, pips and stems of previous vintages, where you’ll find their rather sociable hens pecking about for worms.


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  1. Carrick Pinot Noir, Bannockburn, Central Otago

    We don't think it would be an overstatement to say that this is one of the best New Zealand Pinot Noirs we have ever tasted. Learn More

  2. Carrick Chardonnay Central Otago

    A truly amazing Chardonnay with fruit, finesse and texture reminiscent of a fine Chassagne-Montrachet. Learn More

  3. Carrick, Unravelled Pinot Noir, Central Otago

    Aroma of luscious ripe redberries and black cherries, with notes of spice. Fine, integrated tannins provide a good structure underpinning a lovely fruit forward styled wine. Learn More