Quartz Reef goes to market as viticulture sales fizz

Quartz Reef goes to market as viticulture sales fizz
Pruning in the mist at Bendigo. (Image: Quartz Reef)
Brent Melville
Fine wines will get better with age, but winemakers may have a more limited shelf life.That’s prompted Rudi Bauer, the head winemaker and general manager of Central Otago’s Quartz Reef Winery, to put the ‘for sale’ sign up on a wine farm and brand that has been maturing for 27 years.Bauer teamed up with Wānaka businessman and director Trevor Scott and Bendigo Station’s John Perriam to found the winery in 1996. Perriam holds a minority 10% stake in the business. At 63, Bauer is the youngest of the three co-owne...

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