One of the great things about wine is its ability to transport the person drinking it to another place, without actually moving, except from the slight movement it takes to raise a glass to the lips.

Liquid armchair travel is coming into its own at the moment with people in lockdown globally due to Covid-19 and, in some places, at Alert level 4, as they are in New Zealand, which is home to this spectacular new winery on Central Otago’s golden mile of wineries – Felton Road.

This stretch of glitterati (most famously home to Felton Road Wines and Mount Difficulty Wines) now has another reason to visit with last week’s opening of the new Te Kano cellar door.

Winery owner Rhonda Lloyd employed architects Mason & Wales to design the new cellar door after she and her family fell for Central Otago’s majestic scenery a decade ago. The family planted vines in both Bannockburn and Northburn, including the Eliza vineyard, which was planted six years ago on the site of the new cellar door.

Te Kano’s new cellar door at 92 Felton Road, Bannockburn, plans to be open seven days a week from April or when the Covid-19 lockdown Alert level 4 is lifted.

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