Braving the rugged remoteness of the Waitaki region, Ostler Vineyards is making some stunning wines across the board. Ultra-boutique and small production, Ostler Vineyards are located between the Southern Alps and the coastal town of Oamaru on the East Coast of the South Island. Ostler was started by Dr Jim Jerram, who was previously in the medical field.
In 2021 Ostler was sold to The Lindis Group, a local luxury hospitality group, this is almost certainly good news for the Ostler brand, as they had previously lacked the capital to scale up the business. We hope that the new owners will be able to build up the Ostler brand to deservedly new heights. Dr Jim Jerram and his wife Anne are now looking forward to a happy (second) retirement.