Our philosophy is simple – natural and as organic as possible from the vineyard to the bottle. We consider ourselves custodians of the Gibbston Back Road vineyard and believe in letting the vines do what they do best, with minimal intervention.


Until 2008, we sold all the grapes from our vineyard to well known Central Otago wine companies. That year, we decided to make a small batch of wine for our own use, choosing four rows of vines to harvest enough grapes to make one barrel of pinot noir. That wine was a revelation to us, a pure and distinctive reflection of our vineyard, and in 2010 we made our first wine for the commercial market. Gibbston Back Road Pinot Noir 2010 was launched in June 2011.


Peter & Bridget Newbold purchased a scenic, peaceful acreage on Gibbston Back Road in Central Otago in 1999, with the sole intention of building their dream home. They quickly realised the site was perfect for growing their favourite drop, pinot noir, and in 2001, as construction of their home was near completion, a vineyard was planted adjacent to their home. 

Peter devotes much of his spare time to the land, tending the vineyard, developing and beautifying the property. Bridget loves sharing the peace and beauty of the Valley with friends - her picnics are legendary events on the Back Road.



Gibbston Back Road Vineyard
Rapid 177 Gibbston Back Road
RD 1 Queenstown NZ

Bridget [mob] + 64 274 481-540



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