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Bannockburn, Central Otago

Crawford and Catherine Brown own and run Bannock Brae with the aid of their Chief Meeter and Greeter, Baxter the Golden Retriever.

Originally from Dunedin Crawford and Catherine often talked about their shared desire to ultimately live in Central Otago.  In 1997, they noticed an 8.5Ha arid sheep paddock for sale in Bannockburn and opportunity beaconed.  It took all of three days to decide to buy the block and the rest as they say, is history.
By 2006 the commute from Dunedin to Bannockburn was getting a little tedious so the Browns built their home on the vineyard, a little slice of paradise with sweeping views over vines and beyond to the Pisa Range.

It is from their home that that Crawford and Catherine operate the Bannock Brae tasting room, enjoying and hosting visitors from all over the world.  


Bannock Brae 'Goldfields' Pinot Noir 2016

  • New Release

Bannock Brae Pinot Noir 2015

  • 5 Stars - Michael Cooper
  • 5 Stars - Winestate
  • 5 Stars - Raymond Chan
  • 5 Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
  • Gold - Royal Easter Show 2018


Bannock Brae Gruner Veltliner 2016

  • 5 Stars - Michael Cooper
  • 4.5 Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
  • 4 Stars - Raymond Chan

Bannock Brae Dry Riesling 2017

  • 4 Stars - Rymond Chan, 2018


Bannock Brae Rose 2016 (SOLD OUT) - New vintage available Sep 2018

  • 4.5 Stars - Bob Campbell
  • 4.5 Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
  • 4 Stars - Raymond Chan
  • 4 Stars - Michael Cooper