Central Otago revisited

Michelin-starrred chef Roger Jones of The Harrow, Little Bedwyn somehow managed to find time to taste and produce the following report while preparing last Saturday’s dinner for purple pagers.

 The Central Otago bandwagon hit London last week providing a rare chance to meet many of the winemakers who have established this southernmost outpost as one of the most acclaimed Pinot Noir producing areas in the world.


Although the first vines were planted in Central Otago in 1864 by Frenchman, Jean Desiré Feraud (the beautiful little stone Monte Christo building has been preserved to this day), this pioneering...