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Recent Articles, Media & Reviews
New Zealand Wine-tinerary
May 2024
Raise a glass as we celebrate being named one of NZ’s top boutique wineries in this wine-tinerary, a premium wine tour curated by Master Sommelier Cameron Douglas. Perfectly placed as the first stop in the Central Otago region, begin your journey with us and explore the birthplace of Central Otago wine.

Glowing Wine Reviews

Candice Wine Chat
May 2024
We're thrilled to receive to yet another wave of glowing wine reviews from Candice Chow. Click to read the all reviews on her website, starting with our 2022 Bannockburn Pinot Noir, scoring 95 points!

The French Connection

French Ambassador to NZ visits Monte Christo Winery
April 2024
We recently welcomed distinguished guests to Monte Christo Winery, the French Ambassador to New Zealand, Her Excellency Mme Laurence Beau, and Honorary Consul from Queenstown, Mme Hélène Taylor.

Bob Campbell, MW - Wine Reviews

The Real Review
February 2024
It is truly exciting to receive Gold and Silver ribbons for all of our wines from Bob Campbell! Click the image to review the reviews.

Wine tasting notes & scores from Sam Kim

Wine Orbit, Sam KIm
February 2024
We are thrilled to share 5-star reviews from Sam Kim at Wine Orbit. It is wonderful to receive such positive feedback for our first wine releases.

Wine reviews are in!

Cameron Douglas, MS
February 2024
We are very pleased and proud to share tasting notes and reviews from Cameron Douglas for our inaugural vintage wines!

Nicholas Paris: one of the world’s hardest working Masters of Wine

The Real Review
4 December 2023
With the help of his New Zealand-born father Stanley and brother Alan, he has helped restore an historic stone winery dating back to the 1870s and built three luxury cottages and an underground barrel cellar. The Monte Christo winery in Clyde, Central Otago, is now open for business.

Historic Monte Christo Winery opens its doors in Central Otago

The Shout Magazine
30 November, 2023
Central Otago’s Monte Christo Winery has announced its grand opening and the release of its inaugural wines.

In footsteps of wine masters

Otago Daily Times
11 November, 2023
A new cellar door with a fascinating back story is opening near Clyde later this month, amid a wider winery development. Business editor Sally Rae talks to wine consultant Nicholas Paris about the rebirth of Monte Christo.

Following Féraud

NZ Winegrower Magazine
October / November, 2023
A family dedicated to history, hospitality and wine is bringing the past to life at the 150-year old Monte Christo Winery in Clyde.

Family working to resurrect South Island's oldest winery

Business Desk - Bob Campbell, MW
16 April, 2023
The oldest winery in the South Island is being rebuilt and will be open to visitors in November. The historical building was constructed 151 years ago by the father of Central Otago winemaking, Frenchman Jean Desiré Féraud.

Turning Monte Christo’s history into a local asset

The Central App
24 January, 2023
A Dunedin born entrepreneur is driving the reinvention of Monte Christo Winery and bringing the history of the property alive again.

Grapes a bunch of history

Otago Daily Times
23 January, 2022
The goldminer turned winemaker is widely credited as the original commercial winegrower in Central Otago.

Modern genetic testing Identifies historic grapevine in Central Otago

Bragato Research Institute
12 October, 2021
Some of the first grapes were planted more than 150 years ago by French immigrant Jean Désiré Féraud on his property near Clyde.

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