It’s not too often that the junior representative in a winery stable outshines its peers, yet in 2022 Terra Sancta’s entry level ‘Mysterious Diggings’ Pinot Noir has flipped the script on its more-fancied siblings. For those in the know this may not come as a surprise as Terra Sancta sits in the Central Otago corridor that one might easily refer to as ‘Millionaire’s Row’, flanked by the esteemed vineyards of Felton Road and Burn Cottage. The 98pt score and $27 price tag ranks this as James Suckling’s #1 sub $30 NZ Pinot Noir of all time, leaving little doubt that this mystery will be unfolding in the glasses of many wine lovers in the not-too-distant future.

Terra Sancta is a premium producer located in the prestigious sub region of Bannockburn in Central Otago. All wines are produced from Estate grown fruit and all farming is sustainable with no chemicals used in the viticultural practices along with wild yeast fermentations, no added acid, no fining or filtration in wine making and all are vegan friendly.