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Ōpihi vineyard

Ōpihi vineyard

South Canterbury’s climate – a relatively moist growing season followed by a long, dry summer – is well suited to wine growing. The first commercial winery in the region was Ōpihi Vineyard, near Pleasant Point. The vineyard includes Clifton Cottage, built by Edward Dark of Glentanner Station near Aoraki/Mt Cook. Constructed from local limestone, with 45-centimetre-thick walls, the cottage is now the winery’s café.

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John Wilson, 'South Canterbury places - Temuka', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2021)

Story by John Wilson, updated 17 Aug 2015