Quartz Reef is named after New Zealand’s largest quartz rock deposit lying just under the vineyards in Bendigo, Central Otago. Established in 1996, the vineyards total 30 hectares, comprising two north facing 15 hectare blocks planted to a multitude of Pinot Noir clones, along with Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. The wines are made by the talented Rudi Bauer, one of the three owners of Quartz Reef. Quartz Reef’s primary focus is on Pinot Noir. The estate produces two, both of which regularly receive stellar reviews; however the traditional method sparkling wines and Pinot Gris are also equally compelling.