Welcome to Pinot Junction


Quickly becoming the 'coolest little hotspot' in town, welcome to Pinot Junction in the Heritage Precinct of this beautiful little town in the heart of Central Otago - offering you a relaxed lunch, brunch & wine experience with excellent coffee, local beer, cider, pizzas, cafe style food & Central Otago wines, all the while enjoying the best views in Cromwell.

We are open 5 days a week - Thursday to Monday 10am - 3pm.

"Let's Do Lunch!" - see you soon.

Venue Hire

Looking for that extra special spot for your 40th or 80th birthday dinner, a client / product showcase evening or an intimate family gathering, a small wedding perhaps? Look no further!

Kate Barnett here, owner of Pinot Junction & I’m very excited to announce our Venue Hire Opportunity direct to our awesome community.

Our 25 - 30 seat restaurant, commercial kitchen & fully licensed bar is available for a group hire, any night of the week from 6pm.

A set venue hire fee applies & while in-house catering is available, we are very open to private chefs preparing a meal of your choosing from our kitchen. Terms & conditions apply.

For more information, please email me on hello@pinotjunction.co.nz or come in & see us - you’ll love it as much as we do!

Online Wine Shop Coming Soon

Pinot Junction Merchandise

Our Story & Logo Background

What's Up With The Dots?

Wondering why we have 6 dots in our logo? And why are they those particular colours?

The Central Otago wine growing region is divided into 6 very distinct sub-regions, seperated by rivers, mountain ranges, highways & bridges.

Each sub-region has it's own special 'terroir' or turangawaewae - that unique aspect expressed through it's climate, soils & position. (& with wine, it's people)

The 6 sub-regions are:

  • Wanaka
  • Cromwell
  • Bendigo
  • Bannockburn
  • Alexandra
  • Gibbston


Each sub-region has special aspect, expressed often through it's climate or even micro-climates within that area. The colours in our logo portray the essence of these regions & it's wines.

Many of Central Otago's wine growers have vineyards in more than one sub-region so while we may think a certain label is from one particular area, often their grapes will come from not only that sub-region but other areas as well - who knew!?!

Every growing season & harvest is different here in the southern most grape growing region of New Zealand & Mother Nature has been known to throw a few curve balls to keep us on our toes - each sub-region has their own 'favourite' type of season & often the sub-regional differences can show through clearer in more challenging years.

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