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Looking after the land, means looking after taste buds for future generations. We only want the best for our children, and our children’s children. The best stone fruit, meat, olive oil, nuts, saffron and, when they’re old enough, wine. Looking after the land has its challenges, but many of our growers are leading the way in regenerative farming. Yes, it’s a bit more futuristic than it might look, around here. 

Whether you are on a wine tour visiting our favourite cellar doors, or dining at a Central Otago restaurant, country hotel or cafe, you are sure to find locally produced Central Otago flavours to tempt your tastebuds. Follow our series of videos where Genevieve with her family and friends explores all corners of Central Otago to find some of our leading venues and producers.   

Flavours in the media

Scapegrace to open in the South Island in 2023

Broadsheet

One of New Zealand's best small-batch distilleries is making big moves. Scapegrace is building the largest distillery in the country near Cromwell Central Otago and it's due to open in November 2023.

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Eat.Taste.Central returns for 2022

MiNDFOOD

The talented chefs, winemakers and producers are inviting those from near and far to taste the best of Central Otago. Eat.Taste.Central is the region’s annual spring celebration of food, wine and beverages.

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A Growing Concern

Kia Ora Magazine - ARE Media

A Central Otago couple combine their culinary and scientific talents in a saffron-growing venture that's attracting interest around the world.

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Hopportunity Knocks

Kia Ora Magazine - ARE Media

At Otago Polytechnic's Brew School, the future of New Zealand beer-making is being developed one batch at a time.

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Paradise Found

MiNDFOOD Magazine

The intensity of the seasons and schist mineral soils result in an incredible richness and depth of flavour in the food that grows in Central Otago.

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NZ's Coolest Coffee Shop

Stuff Travel

Is that the smell of freshly roasted beans? Surely not; we are in the middle of the mountains.

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NZ's Best Wine and Food Festivals

NZ Herald Travel

New Zealand regions love to put on a show to celebrate their local delicacies. Get out the calendar, block out some dates and start booking your flights to enjoy the best of New Zealand's culinary and mixology delights.

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The ultimate foodies guide to Central Otago

MiNDFOOD

There’s much more to Central Otago than wine – succulent summer fruits, crisp apples, organic vegetables, fragrant herbs, extra-virgin olive oils, sweet treats and tender merino lamb are all produced in the stunning region.

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Exploring Central Otago's other sensuous delights - its Food

Stuff Travel

Let’s play a word association game: I say Central Otago, you say rail trail, wine and some of the most gob-smacking landscapes on the planet.

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