Destination Wine



With one cellar door and five exceptional wineries, Kinross is an experience like no other. Created from the ground up to help you embrace your passion for wine. 

Inspired by the pioneering spirit of the Gibbston region, our young ambitious team brings a fresh perspective on the craft of wine making. Finding new ways to immerse you in the environment, expand your wine knowledge, and deliver experiences that stick with you long after you leave. 

Discover the stories that live on the vines, in the barrels and underneath our dark Gibbston sky.


Kinross' own wine label is all about doing things differently. Growing our own stunning wines onsite, as well as collaborating with some of the region's wisest and most creative to reinvigorate the industry and inspire a new generation of wine lovers to come explore our region.

Christine and John Erkkila have been proud custodians of the land in Gibbston since 2013, leading our team and inspiring change.


Valli Wine is renowned around the globe for producing some of the world's finest Pinot Noir. Winemakers' Jen Parr & Grant Taylor are dedicated to crafting elegant wine that speaks clearly of its origin. Global accolades are abundant for Valli, the most recent the Valli Gibbston Pinot Noir 2019 taking out the 'NZ's Best Red Wine' Trophy at the prestigious International Wine Challenge for 2022.

Coal Pit

Since 2001, Rosie Dunphy and her small female lead team have firmly made their mark on the Central Otago wine region, in their pursuit of single vineyard excellence.

Their iconic flagship wine, the 'Tiwha' Pinot Noir is outstanding and one not to miss.


Denis Marshall, the ex-Minister of Conservation, and Ulrike Kurenbach, a Sommelier, have created a stunning boutique label, which has an uncompromising viticultural focus. Their winemaking philosophy centres around utilising Old World secrets, with a vibrant New Zealand personality.

Wild Irishman

Wine pioneer and legend Alan Brady has the reputation of being the only person (crazy enough, says he) to have built two wineries in the Central Otago region. He established Gibbston Valley Wines and introduced Valli Wines' Grant Taylor as its first winemaker and then much later, Mount Edward.Having "retired" officially in 2005, Alan is still indulging his passion in pinot and has come out of hiding to make Wild Irishman.

Our Wine Story

Established in the late 1860's by pioneering Otago farmer, Thomas Kinross, Kinross today are suppliers of quality boutique, small production New Zealand wine.

About Kinross