Bendigo is a sub-region of Otago on New Zealand’s south island (not to be confused with Bendigo in Victoria, Australia.) Part of the Cromwell basin and northeast of Cromwell itself, Bendigo is possibly the warmest of Otago’s sub-regions, with vines planted on stony soils consisting ‘mostly of decomposed mountain rock,’ Robin Dicey told me (on Sunday afternoon 05th July 2015). Dicey added that ‘Bendigo gets the sun both early and late due to a very nice, gently sloping north-facing aspect, but the potential heat this brings is tempered by altitudes of over 400m/1,312 ft, thus higher compared to Cromwell.’


Certified Biodynamic: Quartz Reef.


Oxford Companion to Wine 4th edition ed. Jancis Robinson MW and Julia Harding MW (Oxford University Press, 2015).

Wines of New Zealand.