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Volcanic Hills Winery

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“wine tasting”(153 reviews)
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Rotorua has a unique wine experience in its tourism repertoire with Volcanic Hills winery. The winery is at the base of Skyline Rotorua and a gondola ride up will take you to Volcanic Hills HQ, our Tasting Room situated high up within the popular...more
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176 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
+64 7-282 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I visited here last week for the first time. Johnny our host was very welcoming and made the wine tasting very enjoyable. We were a small group of 4. Nice choice of wines and no rush to get through it as we were later in...More

Thank Strickes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tasting room has a nice view. Wines are great, mainly the white ones. Johnny is a great host and very nice to chat to. Really worth a visit!!!

Thank Savos_SP
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a wine tasting and were met by the manager Johnny. He provides amazing knowledge on his wines, as well as sitting with us for some lovely chats with the rest of our family. Couldn’t have had a better afternoon. Definitely stop here...More

Thank NatashaM2936
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For $44 you get a return trip in the gondola and 5 wine tastings. Great value and Brett was very entertaining and knowledgeable.

Thank TiaHarris
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was absolutely amazing. We did the wine tasting and ended up staying for the cheese board and refills of their great wine- all while enjoying the beautiful scenery! This was by far my favorite wine of all of our tastings (we did several...More

Thank Bianca F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great set up and great view, We decided to order the Cheese Platter to go with our tasting and it was fantastic value for money and looked and tasted amazing. The wines were great and good to push you out of your comfort zone to...More

Thank McTG1977
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visitors and locals enjoy this place year round. On a blue sky day the views are amazing and the wine you will be tasting is top shelf quality when comparing alcohol beverages.

Thank rew2you
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious wine and delicious views. Brent the wine maker was knowledgeable and lively. Highly recommend.

Thank Gareth B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and 2 friends booked in for wine tasting at the top of the gondala. The view was amazing. Anne and Sara were serving us with knowledge and a tasty selection of wines. My two friends are not wine drinkers but they thoroughly enjoyed it....More

Thank ngaireswainson
Larissa P, Owner at Volcanic Hills Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review and delighted to hear you and your friends had a great time despite them not being 'wine drinkers'. A new fave is always a happy outcome. We look forward to having you...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Discovered the wine bar after the gondola and luge. Got wine educated by Johnny unexpectedly which always enhances the taste and the scenic lake view. Make the trip. You won’t be disappointed.

Thank mattmurray26
Larissa P, Owner at Volcanic Hills Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to post a review and we are so pleased you found us! We hope that we will host you again some time.

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14 January 2018|
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Response from LarissaP1443 | Property representative |
Hi. Sorry to take so long to answer! We are situated at Skyline so are on the No1 bus route - I can't post the link to the bus timetable but google Rotorua buses and baybus will pop up. Depending on where you will be... More
25 July 2016|
Response from AnkaliRachel | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend calling and letting them know. They are really cool but would probable appreciate the heads up so they can look after you all well.