Central Otago


-45.28282 S


169.65679 E


P.J. Charteris



CHARTERIS is a story of exploration and connection. Its protagonist is renowned winemaker and senior wine show judge PJ Charteris, his wines, a lens to view time and place. PJ fell in love with the Hunter Valley whilst working at Brokenwood Wines in 1999, where he remained for 12 years as Senior Winemaker before embarking on his pursuit for mastering Pinot Noir & Riesling under his own tiny wine label CHARTERIS in 2008 from Central Otago. With his focus keenly set on the sub regions within Central Otago in the South Island of New Zealand & Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley, harvest timing allowed him the best of both worlds. With over 30 years of winemaking experience & senior wine show judging sitting across regional and capital wine shows, PJ’s knowledge is second to none. With his partner Chrissi they have carved out a highly regarded reputation for producing their tiny but impressive portfolio of sort after wines from two world class wine regions.

Burn Cottage

Claire Mulholland



Chicago wine importer Marquis Sauvage fell in love with Central Otago on what was meant to be a quick tour of the region. Falling in love meant purchasing 24 hectares in the Cromwell basin, which were subsequently planted with clones specific to soil type and in accordance with biodynamic principles. Enlisted to help in this task was Ted Lemon of Littorai, who brought with him more than three decades of practical knowledge of terroir winegrowing based on experience in Burgundy, California and Oregon. Born-and-bred Central Otago talent Claire Mullholland, formerly of Martinborough Vineyards and Amisfield, takes charge of the winemaking, realising the bright, lively, profound potential of these vineyards year in, year out.
Biodynamic producer