Nanny Goat Vineyard is named after the wild goats that roam the mountainous terrain of the Central Otago.
The name came about somewhat serendipitously in late 2004 during a trek to a restaurant, nestled high above the picturesque town of Queenstown, for some breath taking scenery, good food and of course some great Central Otago Pinot Noir.
What was supposed to be a gentle, relaxing stroll quickly became quite an ordeal with an unplanned deviation from the not so well defined walking ‘track’. This was to be the catalyst for the naming of Nanny Goat Vineyard, as the gentle terrain quickly transformed, leaving all concerned to navigate some rather perilous terrain – much like the wild “Nanny Goats” often found nimbly navigating the rugged landscape of the region.
The name “Nanny Goat Vineyard” stuck, as it seemed to be a fair reflection of our determination to succeed, adapt and thrive in the rugged and often extreme climates of Central Otago – much like the nimble and sure footed wild goats of the region have done before us.