Rockburn takes its name from the rugged, rock-strewn, burn-scarred landscape of Central Otago. The region is renowned for its stunning scenery of rugged mountains and picturesque lakes. The vineyards are bounded on the west by mountains on whose seaward slopes are rain forests, which receive 5000mm of rain a year.
To the east is a barren, moon-like landscape that receives less than 25mm of rain a year. This dramatic landscape is also one of New Zealand’s most seismically active areas, prompting Rockburn to adopt the ONGUARD system to protect their premium product and brand from the effects of earthquakes.