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Koteka Winery

Muri Beach, Muri, Cook Islands
+682 24 594
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Worth a visit!

Worth a visit to taste the local banana wine (an acquired taste or maybe a bad batch!) and liqueur... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
Broome, Australia

this is mad scientist meets vodka and a dash of island back to the future thrown in for luck... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
Christchurch, New Zealand
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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
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Muri Beach, Muri, Cook Islands
+682 24 594
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Worth a visit to taste the local banana wine (an acquired taste or maybe a bad batch!) and liqueur (much nicer) as well as seeing their vanilla produce.

Thank frankyo
Reviewed 26 August 2017

this is mad scientist meets vodka and a dash of island back to the future thrown in for luck. Possibly the funniest activity on the island, go, be prepared to be entertained. Its not cheap but the chilli shots made it home with me

Thank julznz
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

My friend and I stopped by Koteka winery while we were exploring the island and was a great idea. Tagit, the owner is a great guy, his inventions are delicious specially the RTD orange and chili. You can get good flavored vodkas and natural vanilla...More

Thank naybri
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

everything we tried was good. Banana wine doesn't taste like banana, and it's pretty palatable:) The smell of vanilla when you walk in is amazing and you can buy pods to take home. Certified in both NZ and AU food safety and sulfate and preservative...More

1  Thank E-Lizzle80
Reviewed 19 April 2017

If you visit the lovely island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands you may see a small sign on the side of the road that says Vanilla Extract, Vodka and Wine Tasting. It is worth your time to turn off and experience homemade Vodka. “Kyle”...More

Thank msmcg2017
Reviewed 25 March 2017

It took 3 visits to catch Korea at home but oh so worth it! Honk your horn to see if he is available! The room with all the treasures is truly like a grotto hidden behind rambling garden and the vanilla fragrance is divine!! Learning...More

Thank nikkib5050
Reviewed 21 February 2017

If you want to get something different and memorable to remember your experience in Raro, you should visit this place. Just follow the blackboard signs on Muri, you will arrive Koteka's home/wine shop. Or you can catch him on Saturday market. But I recommend to...More

1  Thank Young Sil B
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I was very interested in tasting a few things but all that there was left was vodka nothing else which was pretty disappointing. I wanted to enjoy it but I didn't and we learned nothing....

1  Thank james9burton
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Koteka's should be on everyone's list. This is the real thing - 3 generations of Cook Islands local manufacturing writ large! Koteka sits halfway up the hill off the main road in central Muri. It's effectively a private home that's been turned into a wine...More

3  Thank Steve M
Reviewed 12 July 2016

I have been here & purchased from the market also over the past 5 years. It is consistently amazing! The tastes are unique but fantastic. You will never try anything like this anywhere. Koteka's "Backroom" brewroom is not what you would expect but shows a...More

2  Thank LeonKiwi
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28 October 2016|
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Response from Steve M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Barbara We simply called on Koteka in the middle of the day and found him in. I suspect that's what most visitors do. I did ask him his hours of business and he said anytime from mid morning til 4pm. But I suspect it's... More