Carrick is a boutique winery located in the Bannockburn region of Central Otago in the extreme southern end of New Zealand’s South Island. The Central Otago area is the most southerly wine producing region in the world and is the only region in New Zealand that has a continental climate. Family owned, Steve and Barbara Green purchased the property that is now Carrick Estate back in 1993, and at that point in time it was only the 14th vineyard in the region and the first in the Bannockburn district. Originally part of the Mount Difficulty consortium of five separate vineyards marketing under one label, Carrick went out on its own and produced its first wines under its own label in 2000.
Things have changed significantly over the past 20 years from those pioneer days as there are now 124 wineries in Central Otago with over 3350 acres planted to vines in the region. In 2011 Carrick was officially certified as an organic and biodynamic grower by the independent auditing authority Biogrow NZ. Committed to making the highest quality wines, Carrick sources grapes from their 30 hectares of vineyards located throughout the Bannockburn region.