Central Otago is New Zealand’s highest and the world’s most southerly (latitude 45° south) wine region, and well-known for their Pinot Noir wines. A lot of the vineyards have beautiful restaurants to enjoy a platter or to dine “a la carte”. There are more than 30 vineyards in the region of Central Otago, all spread through the Gibbston Valley, Cromwell Basin, Bannockburn, Bendigo, Lake Wanaka and Alexandra-Clyde. The extreme difference between the harsh looking, brownish, craggy, desert-alike mountains and the green vineyards is spectacular.
However, there are not only wineries for eating out, but also some coffees and bistros, such as the Clyde Bistro in Clyde. Located in the heart of Clyde, the Bistro is a popular gathering place, offering wood oven pizza and other great dishes.
Apropos, round-about a week ago, they opened their little cinema (42 seats, 3-D) right next to the Clyde Bistro. So you can grab a glass of wine or beer and enjoy the latest movies right in Clyde!
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