Introduction to Cromwell

Cromwell Fortune shines on Cromwell and the nearby settlement of Bannockburn. Once these centres were the focus of a thriving goldmining trade. Today they still draw people from far and wide, thanks to the other, equally precious resources with which they have been endowed.

Summer fruits such as apricots, nectarines and cherries, ripened to perfection in the area''s Mediterranean climate, is a large part of this new ''gold''. Equally celebrated is the local wine, the product of Bannockburn''s sun-bathed rocky slopes, which somehow captures in a bottle the warm flavours and enduring spirit of this distinctive corner of Otago. The Central Otago region is now New Zealand''s fasted growing wine producing region.