• 27 Ramshaw Lane
  • Arrowtown
  • (03) 428 2572
    • 7-9 Ballarat Street
    • Queenstown
    • (03) 409 2226


When we opened The Winery in central Queenstown in May 2005 we were one of the world's first and largest wine tasting experiences. With a focus on bringing the best of New Zealand wine to one location, The Winery's reputation grew and in 2019 we were recognised by TripAdvisor in the World's Top 10 wine experiences People's Choice Awards.

In February 2020 The Winery opened a second store in Arrowtown, taking the experience to the next level with more whisky and gin tastings, our famous cheeseboards with a new tapas menu and a decor designed for the relaxation and comfort of our customers. Do come and visit us and check out our website at The Winery

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Bracken's Order

Bracken's Order has been named after a well-known pioneer of the Cental Otago area, Sergeant Major Hugh William Bracken.

In 1862, Bracken arrived in Arrowtown as a member of the Otago Mounted Police. Bracken had fought for the British Army's 5th Inniskilling Dragoons so was no stranger to battle, conquest and resolution. A protestant and a loyalist, his imposing frame and immense power proved priceless in the rugged, untouched wilderness of Central Otago.

He was also a clever businessman; in 1863, with founding father of Queenstown, William Rees, he established the Queen's Arms Hotel which eventually became the Eichardt’s Hotel, that rests majestically on Queenstown’s lakefront today.

The legend of Bracken’s authority, single-mindedness and attention to excellence is continued in the single-vineyard wines from Bendigo.  Each vintage is boutique, limited to only 720 bottles, modestly priced and prized as excellent value for money, just as Bracken would have demanded.