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Opihi Wine is a limited edition wine and there is a unique taste of South Canterbury in every glass. Opihi wine list...

The vineyard was established in 1991 on warm north facing slopes located in the Opihi district area, 30 km inland from Timaru. The altitude is 150 m above sea level and the average annual rainfall is 600mm. The soil type is Timaru silt loam to a depth of 20 cm on top of a heavy clay base. At latitude 44° South, this is a cool climate area with autumn weather being typically lovely warm days and cool nights.

The Opihi District is home to the rare long-tailed bat and you may be lucky enough to see these 'little fellas' at dusk, swooping against the last light of day.

Opihi Vineyard now protects trees on their property, especially those around the Opihi Vineyard Café and supports conservation efforts by DOC and Royal Forest and Bird. The Opihi District is one of the few areas where the long tail bat survives in the South Island. Learn more about the Longtailed Bat (Peka Peka).....





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