Be our guest at the historic Monte Christo Winery in Central Otago.    BOOK NOW


of Central Otago wine

In the heart of New Zealand’s Central Otago region, a long-forgotten tale of vinous history dating back to 1864 has been unearthed - a story interwoven with gold, ambition, and a passionate legacy that thrives today in the distinguished wines of Monte Christo Winery.

Our Wine

Our wines are made with 100% estate-grown fruit, utilising minimal intervention methods in the winery, yielding a depth of flavour evocative of their origin. The outcome is elegant, refined, and impeccably balanced wines epitomising the terroir of Central Otago.

visit the estate

More than a winery, Monte Christo is where history becomes life, creating an unforgettable, welcoming wine and guest experience.

Wine Tasting Experiences

Unwind at our cellar door, taste the sense of place, and savour premium wines that reveal the secrets of the land, its past, and its future.

Enjoy a flight of wine at the tasting bar, or book in advance for premium tasting experiences & tours, offered in our Private Tasting room or intimate Underground Cellar.

Garden Food Trailer

Relax in our outdoor garden and explore culinary delights from “Fritzy,” our beloved food trailer. Enjoy a medley of specialty sandwiches, artisanal pizzas, and platters to share.

Guest Cottages

Be our guest at the historic Monte Christo Winery in Central Otago. Our Cottages have been designed with your comfort in mind, offering a perfect retreat for couples, friends and families alike.

Our Vineyards

Our estate vineyards are dispersed across three distinct Central Otago subregions including the Alexandra Basin, Bannockburn and Pisa. Each vineyard with its own unique microclimate and soil, are farmed using sustainable, organic and regenerative practices.

Our History & Heritage

Monte Christo Winery has a rich heritage dating back to the 1860s, when a young intrepid Frenchman by the name of Jean Désiré Féraud left his homeland to join the goldrush. Settling in the Alexandra Basin, Féraud had no idea of the impact his discovery would have on a celebrated wine-growing region 150 years on.

Age Verification

Please verify you are of legal drinking age in your country of residence.