Open daily, 11am – 5pm.

46 Clark Rd, Mount Pisa 9383
+64 (0)3 445 4912

Bookings available but not compulsory 7 days, 11am – 5pm

Our Cellar Door is open on public holidays,
except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Good Friday and the morning of ANZAC Day

We will be closed on Monday June 12, 19 and 26 (2023)

We look forward to welcoming you to our new home, in the heart of Central Otago. Nestled amongst the vines in our 14 hectare certified Organic pinot noir vineyard, we are delighted to showcase to guests our wines from both Central Otago and Burgundy. We are open daily from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm and can be contacted via phone or email for appointments.

Designed by architects Noel Lane and Tom Rowe, our Cellar Door sits on a natural platform above the vines with panoramic views across the vineyard and Cromwell Basin to Lake Dunstan. Surrounded by mountain ranges, the image forms a classic Central Otago landscape.

The building architecture is inspired by local, historical buildings from the era of Surveyor Thomson. His era was one of the humble structures of gold miners and farmers who created shelter from readily available, simple materials. Like the terroir of the wine, the building profile honours this legacy by featuring corrugated iron roofs and walls, a lean-to porch and galvanised sheet chimneys.

Spaces are designed to feel cosy and private, and a series of small windows afford views to the outdoors. These rooms recall the experience of musterers’ huts and how early settlers in the area would have viewed the landscape and taken shelter from the weather. Indoor finishes include exposed douglas fir, macrocarpa and slabs of Mt Sommers limestone around the fireplace.

Layered onto the European settler architecture are old-world French references, such as the chandeliers and herringbone floor to remind us of the connection with Domaine Thomson’s sister vineyards in Burgundy, France.

The overall feeling of our Cellar Door is rustic yet refined, its classic silhouettes and utility materials designed and assembled with great care and skill. Spaces have an atmosphere of relaxed refinement that reflects the history and unique character of Domaine Thomson’s “two hemispheres” enterprise.

Tastings and Platters at Domaine Thomson Wines Cellar Door

Experience a relaxed, tasting at our rustic and intimate Cellar Door.  Couples, friends and family groups are invited to explore our outstanding space, soak up the stunning environment and enjoy a tasting of our finest wines.

Tasting options include:

Two Hemispheres – $20 per person

A tasting of 4 premium wines, including a wine from our vineyards in Burgundy (France) and our signature Surveyor Thomson Central Otago Pinot Noir. 

The cost of which is waived by the individual purchase of 2 bottles of our wine.

North meets South – $20 per person

A tasting of 4 premium wines, including two wines from vineyards in Burgundy (France).


There is also the opportunity to enjoy a homestyle platter of french cheeses, accompanied by our own dried fruit, including figs, apples and pears. This can be enjoyed with glass pours of our wine. Both tastings and platter orders should be booked through our website or by phone at least 48hrs in advance to ensure their availability.

Our recommendation; start the day with a private tasting of our signature Central Otago and Burgundian wine selection, while enjoying a cheese platter either a bottle of wine or glass pours served in the elegant Gallery room or Library.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Cheeseboard $40 – booking essential









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Cellar Door visitors
wine glasses in front of the fire
wine glasses in front of the fire

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