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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
11:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 18:00

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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Great use of a voucher

What a surprise this was. We didn't know what to expect and we were very pleased with what we got. Great service and great people doing the job. An experience that you should try.

Reviewed 5 days ago
Waihi Beach, New Zealand
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Waihi Beach, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a surprise this was. We didn't know what to expect and we were very pleased with what we got. Great service and great people doing the job. An experience that you should try.

Thank OrangesnLemons
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must-do in Rotorua. The wine is divine, John Rainbow the tasting manager is a legend and the views can't be beat. I grew up on a vineyard and my palate danced to the beats of Volcanic Hills grapes. Fantastic wines all around. Taste all 5 and see if you can leave without buying some. I certainly couldn't.... More 

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jo b, Owner at Volcanic Hills Winery, responded to this review

Love your review, thank you so much for the kind words ! More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the wine tasting before dinner up at the Skyline restaurant. Enjoyable experience. Staff were very professional and attentive toward visitors. Sara was our host and provided an informative wine commentary. Would definitely go again.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to VH winery before and had a wonderful experience!! so of course I needed to bring my friends from overseas on our North Island trip! We were not disappointed! We had two ladies - Annie and Sarah I believe - who were top notch wonderful! They made the whole experience so much fun and made us feel... More 

Thank ButterGoblin
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a tasting and a cheese plate. The server Johnny was super entertaining! He helped make it a really fun experience. We did not do any of the other activities at the adventure park, but was still worth a visit.

Thank FarmGirl-931
North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While traveling in New Zealand last October, we happened upon The Volcanic Hills Winery. It took us a bit to figure out where the "entrance" was to the winery. It is near the Rotorua Skyline Gondola. We found someone pulling weeds outside, and we approached him to see if the winery was open. We were surprised to discover that we... More 

Thank redbett
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was my third time going up to Skyline as a friend was visiting from Sydney. The boys went to do the luge rides, so I decided to go wait at the winery. I was not acknowledged by any of the staff when I walked in. Was I suppose to wait? Where should I hand in my ticket? A female... More 

Thank Charlie K
jo b, Owner at Volcanic Hills Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback . We are extremely sorry to hear that you had this experience with us . We will be following up on this with our staff . Regards Jo More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Sal_Winchester
Niagara Falls, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

Thank sarahpetch112

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