Winemaker

Renowned winemaker PJ Charteris has over 25 years winemaking experience. As a senior wine show judge working across both regional and capital wine shows for last two decades, he has fine tuned his craft. PJ currently sits as the Chairman of Judges for the Sydney Royal Wine Show.

With committed involvement within the wine industry, one would think most questions would have been answered, most importantly there is always the quest for the special piece of dirt that yields something unique that speaks of place. This search has led PJ across many of New Zealand and Australia’s finest grape growing regions and around the planet. From California and Oregon, to the Rhone Valley of France, from Burgundy to Barolo and lots in between. So it was Central Otago that became PJ’s ‘holy grail’ wine region, with it’s rugged and beautiful landscape the wines are exciting, vibrant and diverse.

PJ’s wine label is built into his DNA and birthplace of New Zealand. PJ splits his time between the Hunter Valley, wine consulting in Australia and crafting is own boutique label in Central Otago.

Charteris Wines specialises in sourcing tiny volumes of high quality fruit from selected vineyards to craft wines that capture the purity, structure and ethereal essence of Central Otago.