Mount Michael is the southernmost peak of the Pisa Range and acts as a guardian of the Kawarau Gorge. Together with Mount Difficulty these prominent peaks guard the entrance to the Cromwell Basin and overlook the subregions in which our wines are grown.
Like the mountain, we have a pioneering spirit with a rich history of planting and making wines in Central Otago dating back to 1994. Present day – not much has changed, we are still exploring the region in pursuit of perfect growing conditions and flawless fruit while discovering new and evolving wine making techniques to continue to produce boutique, handcrafted Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Pinot Rose.
Distinctively Central Otago; our Mount Michael Wines are expressive of the land they come from and are treasured by all that know them.


Winemaker Jody Pagey

I’m in the pointy end of my thirties, South Island born and bred and Winemaker for Mount Michael Wines..

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YEARS IN THE MAKING Founded in 1994 Mount Michael is located in Central Otago and is treasured by all who know it. Initially established as a family business and labour of love the vineyards have expanded, contracted and relocated in the pursuit of stunning fruit; all whilst maintaining the calibre friends of Mount Michael have come to enjoy through the decades.

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