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Volcanic Hills Winery

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Address: 176 Fairy Springs Road | At the Top of Skyline Gondola, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
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+64 21 750 200
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11:00 - 18:00
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Rotorua now has a unique wine experience in its tourism repertoire with our...

Rotorua now has a unique wine experience in its tourism repertoire with our new Volcanic Hills winery. The winery is established at the base of the Skyline Rotorua site, visitors are able to see how the wine is made before taking a gondola ride up to Volcanic Hills HQ to our tasting and wine sales room. Situated high up within the popular skyline tourism attraction's mountain-top complex. (Tasting Room open, Winery will open end of March 2013)

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What wonderful wine, stunning views and lovely hosts!

Had such a wonderful experience! We got the wine tasting in a combo with lunch. It was so great! Lovely view and loads of knowledge about all types of wine. Really showcased lots... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had such a wonderful experience! We got the wine tasting in a combo with lunch. It was so great! Lovely view and loads of knowledge about all types of wine. Really showcased lots of nice NZ wine. And our wine tasting host Annie was an absolute.HOOT! SO fun and friendly and knew so.much! Great experience. Thanks ANNIE!

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Thank Amy S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Expensive to ride up to the top to then pay to try a few okay wines, wouldn't rave about the experience but I've been spoilt for wine tours so have a high standard.

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Thank Winesnice
Newcomerstown, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the tasting room at Volcanic Hills after our luge trip down the mountain. We spent a great hour with our tasting host with the wines that the Volcanic Hill Winery produced. Good views with great wine@

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Thank Kim O
Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit to the winery. The wines were fantastic and our host was very knowledgeable. It was nice to be away from the crowds! We took few bottles with us to enjoy at the hotel and wish we could have taken a lot more!

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Thank Patti B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff at the Volcanic Hills Winery in Rotorua were very knowledgeable about their product and I enjoyed all of the wines I tried. Visiting the wine tasting was also a great opportunity to sit and enjoy the views away from noisy families on the floor below.

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Thank KLVWorldTravels
Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As soon as I walked in and saw the view - I wanted to drink some wine and eat some cheese. We did just that with 5 wines and a large platter of cheese and crackers. We had a great host to talk us through the tasting of each wine and who gave us a general overview of wine making... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This charming winery can be found at the top of the Skyline Gondola at Rotorua and its definitely worth the stop. I would suggest stopping by AFTER going on the luge rides. Sean was very helpful and informative and their Sauvignon Blanc was hands down one of the best I've ever had. Definitely worth checking out.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Really impressed by the quality of the wine. Annie was very informative and took her time and let us enjoy each of the 5 wines offered. The Pinot Gris was our favorite, but all were very good.

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Thank jeffaustinmo
Brixham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Really chilled couple of hours tasting the wine, hosts were great fun, knowledgeable and really humourous. Kids got another 5 runs on the luge while we devoured the excellent cheeseboard which, given how expensive average things are in NZ, was great value. Would have liked to buy some glasses etc but feared they wouldn't survive the journey home! I will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This was part of the Gondola ride at Skyline in Rotorua. WE were part of a small group of 4 and tried 12 different wines and feasted on an assorted cheese platter. The host was won of the best I have encountered in my many wine tastings over the world. It was also very entertaining with the interaction. Views are... More 

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