Two Paddocks

Producers & Purveyors of fine Pinot for Gentry & Ratbags Since 1993.

Established in 1993 by itinerant actor Sam Neill, initially, the sole aim was to share ethereal Pinot Noir moments with loved ones. Sam is now the only producer to own small parcels of vines in the three main valleys of Central Otago – Gibbston, Cromwell (Bannockburn) and Alexandra – all are certified organic. Two Paddocks Estate Pinot
Noir is the flagship Central Otago assemblage. A perfumed, spicy and concentrated barrel selection from older blocks.
Tiny volumes of rarer single vineyard wines, The Proprietor’s Reserves, are also produced.


New Zealand


Central Otago

Wines from this Winery

Two Paddocks Picnic Riesling

Featuring the Proprietor’s Grandfather, Sydney Neill – Wine Merchant, on the label, Picnic Riesling is our perennial favorite and a wonderful introduction to the pleasure of Central Otago Riesling.  We think it is just as much a dinner wine as a luncheon – equally enjoyable at home outdoors, as at the Captain’s Table. Organically grown on two small blocks at Two Paddocks home vineyard (HQ), The Red Bank Farm & Vineyard, in Earnscleugh Alexandra. Hand harvested and crafted into a delicious off-dry fresh style appealing to just about everyone on the planet…

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Two Paddocks Picnic Pinot Noir

This wine was sourced from Two Paddock’s own vineyards in Alexandra and Gibbston and Bannockburn. Picnic Pinot Noir is made in a diminutive style aimed to reflect the characters that Central Otago Pinot does so very well – black and red cherry fruit, spice and a generosity that keeps you reaching for the next sip.Hand harvested, 97% de-stemmed and given 5-7 days pre-fermentation cold maceration. After an indigenous ferment the wine is given another 5-7 days post ferment time on skins. Wine is then transferred to 1-4 year old French medium toast barriques (7% new oak) for a 9 month maturation in predominantly older oak, before racking and bottling.

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Two Paddocks  Pinot Noir
Two Paddocks  The Fusilier Pinot Noir