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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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Sun - Sat 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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Beautiful Views Great Wine

Do yourself a favour and get the Gondola and Wine Tasting Ticket. After our peaceful ascent with beautiful views of Rotorua we headed straight to the wine tasting. We were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've done a fair few wine tastings in the past. The location of this is special as its set in the Skyline building. The wines are worth trying and the staff are very friendly. I would certainly look out for Volcanic Hills Wine in the future.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Do yourself a favour and get the Gondola and Wine Tasting Ticket. After our peaceful ascent with beautiful views of Rotorua we headed straight to the wine tasting. We were greeted by Sarah who asked for our names and where we were from. Sarah asked us where we would like to sit and said we were lucky John would be... More 

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Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful time enjoying superb wines overlooking beautiful Rotarua. Johnny was a fantastic guide- so knowledgeable and interesting and great craic! We learned a lot and had a good laugh. Would high recommend!

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Thank sarahpetch112
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Up top at the skyline gondola you can do a 5 wine tasting for $12.50 each. The manager (Brett I think) did a great job of introducing the regions then taking us through 5 different NZ wines. Pinot Gris was a new one for us and our favourite. The food was really nice too. Try the wedges and the bread/dips.... More 

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Thank Valerie P
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelling solo, I purchased a Gondola plus wine tasting ticket. Had a thoroughly enjoyable wine tasting with Sara, who was lovely to talk to and very knowledgeable about the wines. Amazing view of Rotorua from the tasting room. If you wanted to you could also sit up there and enjoy their wines and a platter. Thoroughly recommend it!

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Thank kelleigh2017
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a ton of fun wine tasting here. Good wines, friendly sommelier (Johnny Rainbow) and the view was nice when it wasn't obstructed by parts of the building. Mostly whites, grapes are from all over NZ so it's not one of those tasting experiences.

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Thank Aparna J
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great experience tasting volcanic hills wines with Johnny Rainbow! Excellent rainy afternoon spent with a terrific (through the mist) view of Rotorua.

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Thank stephb672016
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This wine tasting is a must! Combined with fantastic views and hosts who made us feel at home we just didn't want to leave. Order the cheese platter and you're all set for a great, relaxing time.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent an hour tasting some wonderful wines with a lovely knowledgable wine taster. Annie thankyou for making our experience one out of the bag. Volcanic hills are lucky to have you. The wine and the experience is well worth the trip.

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Thank Rosemary U
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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