Welcome to Pinot Junction


Welcome to the latest addition to the food & wine scene of this beautiful little town in the heart of Central Otago - offering you a relaxed wine bar experience with platters, 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 10:30am - 4pm (Winter Hours)

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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