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Terms and Conditions

Company Information

Sauvage Family Vineyard T/A Burn Cottage Vineyard
Units 3&4 , No 7 Rogers Street,
Cromwell, Central Otago 9310
New Zealand

The name that will appear on your statement will be Burn Cottage Vineyard.

Goods & Services

Burn Cottage Vineyard offers premium red wine from New Zealand, and selected T-shirts.


Burn Cottage Vineyard will only accept online orders from customers with physical delivery addresses in the countries where deliveries is possible. All prices listed are quoted in New Zealand dollars NZD$ and all orders will be processed in New Zealand dollars NZD$

All sales enquiries for wine sales to export markets should be directed to
ph +64 3445 3670
Fax +64 3 445 1603

Delivery Policy

Please allow up to 7 working days from date of purchase for delivery within NZ, 1-4 weeks for Australia, USA, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and EU, UK 6-10 weeks.

For countries abroad we use NZ based international delivery company NZ Wine Home.

Delivery service fees cover all cost of delivery to your door. Full terms and conditions found on

Recipient not home

NZ: If the recipient is not home when the courier arrives, and there has been no authority / instruction from the buyer to leave the delivery on premise, a calling card will be left at the door or in the letterbox asking them to call the courier to arrange a convenient time for re-delivery or pick up from the local post office or depot. The timing for re-delivery may be affected in line with this.

For all other countries please refer to

Returned Goods and Refund Policy

Should an item you receive as part of an order from Burn Cottage Vineyard contain a fault – the said product/s should be returned directly to the winery. If the product is a wine, it should be returned with remaining wine left in the bottle for analysis. A replacement bottle will be sent to the customer upon receipt of the faulty wine- no monetary refund will be offered.

Please Note: no refunds are offered if customers simply change their mind about the product purchased.

Consumer Data/ Privacy Policy

Burn Cottage Vineyard is committed to protecting your privacy. The information that we collect is only used to facilitate your transactions on our site and to enhance your overall experience with us.

We do not collect personal information about you if you only browse this website.

Please also refer to terms and conditions.

Will Burn Cottage Vineyard disclose the information it collects to third parties?

No, and if in the future Burn Cottage Vineyard decides to link with other services that we believe you would be interested in we will ask permission of you before going forward with trustworthy third parties. If you choose to take advantage of these services, we will need your specific approval to share the personal information you have supplied to us with those third parties.

How to contact us about our privacy statement

Should you have any concerns about our use of your information please contact us at and we will do our best to address your concerns, explain our processing or, where requested, amend our practices with respect to your personal data.

Security capabilities & policy for transmission of payment

What information do we collect and how do we use it? When you place an order through this website, we need to know your name, e-mail, phone number, address and credit card details if paying by credit card. This allows us to process and fulfill your order successfully.

How does Burn Cottage Vineyard protect customer information? When you place orders, we use a secure server. The secure server software (SSL) encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us. Furthermore, all of the sensitive customer data we collect is protected by several layers of encryption and several layers of security to prevent unauthorised access.

Credit Card Details All credit card payments are processed securely through the DPS Payment Gateway and BNZ. Payment by credit card is the fastest way to receive your order as there is no clearance delay. Burn Cottage Vineyard does not store any credit card information on our servers.

Your Consent

By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of this information by Burn Cottage Vineyard. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

What about Cookies?

"Cookies" are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Our cookies do not contain any personally identifying information. They allow you to place your online order and to login once you are subscribed. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent that. You will need cookies enabled to use the Burn Cottage Vineyard site. 

Payment Gateway Info

Our payment options presently available are limited but, most importantly, safe and secure. We offer Credit Card payments for general users. Credit Card payments are made directly through a 128 bit SSL Encryption software to ensure your personal details are kept safe. None of your payment details are stored - this ensures you will be happy with the security of your transaction.

Complimentary NZ shipping on 6+ bottles & Great Rates to The Rest of The World.

The First Releases From Vintage 2019

We are excited to bring you our first releases from the wonderful 2019 vintage.

Burn Cottage Moonlight Race Pinot Noir 2019
Burn Cottage Vineyard Riesling Grüner Veltliner 2019.

Order the wines here

In 2014 we made the first Burn Cottage Moonlight Race Pinot Noir. Since then it has become a firm favourite of Pinot Noir lovers, both here in New Zealand and across the globe. The Moonlight Race is a snow, ice and rain fed water race, which begins its life in the high country of the Pisa Range and meanders down through the mountainous slopes and into the valley floor. We have access to the water from this race and thought it a fitting name for the Pinot Noir . The wine itself is comprised of a parcel selection from our two biodynamically managed Estates, the Burn Cottage Vineyard in Lowburn and the Sauvage Vineyard in Bannockburn.


The Burn Cottage Vineyard was planted by us in the early-mid 2000’s and is a North East facing amphitheatre, nestled in the hills on the Eastern side of lake Dunstan, just south of the 45th parallel. The lowest point of the vineyard sits around 240 metres and the highest point at 310 metres. Most of the terrain is made up of old river beds pushed up by glacial movements and the soils in the vineyard are derivatives of broken down schist and granite. Which are classified as free draining sandy loams. In the lower elevations the soils are slightly heavier producing rich flamboyant wines of depth. On the steeper slopes the soils are much more rocky and gravelly producing wines of great finesse, concentration and structure.

The Sauvage Vineyard in Bannockburn is a beautiful North East facing site on Felton Road, tucked between the MacMuir Vineyard of Felton Road winery and the Muirkirk Vineyard of Mt Edward. It was originally planted in 1999 with 5.8 ha of Pinot Noir and its low vigour soils are comprised of lake-bed/river silts, loams and quartz sands, along with quartz and schist gravels, with pockets of pedogenic lime, a unique attribute of semi-arid soils. It is a flatter site and slightly lower in elevation at around 220 metres and as Bannockburn sits in the apex of the valley it is also slightly warmer than the Burn Cottage vineyard.

"A mouthful of the Burn Cottage Moonlight Race 2019 delivers you rich Black Doris plum / dark berry fruit flavours and succulent tannins from the Sauvage Vineyard that are beautifully tempered by the floral, crunchy red fruit and savoury edge of the Burn Cottage".

Whilst we know it has immediate appeal, those with patience will definitely be rewarded if you can resist the urge to drink it all now and pop a few bottles aside for 5-7 years. It is also our first bottling under screwcap.

The 2014 vintage was also the first time that we made a white wine off the Burn Cottage Vineyard. We have a spot in the upper part of the vineyard, that looks almost like a skateboard bowl and we decided it was the perfect spot for Riesling and another aromatic variety, that would be at home in the cool climate and schist/quartz based soils of Central Otago.

After a bit of research and chatting with other wineries in the region, we decided that the Austrian variety "Grüner Veltliner" would be a worthy choice to grow. So in 2007/08 we planted half a hectare with two clones of Riesling and a quarter of a hectare with two clones of Grüner Veltliner, with a plan to create two individual wines.

However, as you well know, Mother nature dictates a great deal of what happens in the vineyard. So when vintage 2014 presented us with a very modest crop, Claire and the team decided to marry the two varieties together. In doing so they created what we believe to the * first Riesling Grüner Veltliner from the Southern Hemisphere.

The sixth release of this unique blend is truly exciting. We love the aromas of peaches, lime zest and ginger and how the Riesling gives the wine a lively backbone of ripe Meyer lemon which is complimented by the rounded texture and the ripe pear, peach and spice notes of the Grüner Veltliner. It is a dry wine with cellaring potential of 8-10 years.

The Riesling Grüner Veltliner is a chameleon when it comes to food matching, as you can happily park up and enjoy it on its own, but, it also works with a wide range of cuisines. Two restaurants that have been fans of this wine since its first release, are Rātā in Queenstown and the Michelin starred Duddell’s in Hong Kong. It has proven its ability to straddle the gastronomic gamut, from Rātās’ inspired dish of roasted Hapuka, diamond clams, charred leek and finger lime, through to the subtlety of classic Cantonese, where luxurious Dim Sum dishes are created by the Duddells team using the fresh and natural flavours of seafood, BBQ and vegetables.

Nature threw us a curve ball and in return we were able to craft a unique wine that has gained a worldwide following.

Thank you for all your support and we hope you enjoy our two new releases.

Marquis, Dianne and the Burn Cottage Crew.
*We can’t find another Southern Hemisphere Riesling Grüner Blend, however if you find one we’d love to hear about it….

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