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Address: 212 Cairnmuir Road | Bannockburn, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
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+64 27 221 0695
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Bannock Brae is a family-owned boutique vineyard specialising in producing...

Bannock Brae is a family-owned boutique vineyard specialising in producing premium Pinot Noir wine. We operate a Cellar door for tastings and sales at our home on the vineyard. Please come and enjoy a relaxing and personal tasting experience with us. Baxter, our dog, will welcome you too. Weather permitting you will sit outside and enjoy the spectacular view while sampling our wonderful wines. Our range of premium wines currently includes Goldfields Pinot Noir, Barrel Selection Pinot Noir, Riesling, Marlene's Gruner and Cathy's Rose. Opening hours (subject to change) are: Labour Weekend - Christmas Eve: Thursday - Sunday 1pm - 5pm December 27- 31 January: Every day 12 noon - 5pm 1 February - Easter: Thursday - Sunday 1pm - 5pm Easter - Labour Weekend: Saturday & Sunday 1pm - 5pm

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Very personal wine tasting

The atmosphere is great – cozy living room with a great view on the vineyards. The kind and funny dog Baxter make everything even more enjoyable :) We were there on a nice... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
KarmenGregor
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Koper, Slovenia

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Koper, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere is great – cozy living room with a great view on the vineyards. The kind and funny dog Baxter make everything even more enjoyable :) We were there on a nice sunny day...just perfect! Catherine is a wonderful host – she made us a very interesting and personal wine tasting. Totally recommended!

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CBr0wn, Owner at Bannock Brae, responded to this review

Thank you Karmen for your lovely review. It is just a pity that the weather didn't allow us to be outside but we are glad that you enjoyed your tasting anyway. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped here to sample a few wines. Loved them all so had to buy one of each! The hospitality from Crawford and Catherine was top rate. The view from their home over the Clutha was fabulous. Definitely recommend this boutique vineyard as a place to visit.

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CBr0wn, Owner at Bannock Brae, responded to this review

Hello MezzyMay Thank you for your lovely review. We do enjoy introducing our customers to our wines and it is always good to know that people have enjoyed their visit with us. Come again! More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Happened upon Bannock Brea driving through the picturesque Cromwell area and decided to see what we could find. The hosts were super friendly and Baxter the Labrador / Collie cross was equally so too. Getting to hear about the wines from the people who make them and understanding what has gone into them and made them special was a treat.... More 

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CBr0wn, Owner at Bannock Brae, responded to this review

Thank you so much for a lovely review of your visit with us. We hope that you might come back and see us again sometime. More 

Vientiane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We visited here late in the afternoon on a beautiful clear spring afternoon. We sat in the sunshine overlooking the Cromwell valley and enjoyed tasting some absolutely incredible wines. The owners were very friendly, and it was clear that they are truly passionate about the wines they are producing. A wonderful boutique vineyard, made even more wonderful with the handsome... More 

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CBr0wn, Owner at Bannock Brae, responded to this review

i'm sorry we didn't see your review earlier but thank you. Baxter is certainly a hit with many of our customers but thankfully most enjoy our wines too! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Crawford was a legend he directed us through his variety of wines which were fantastic and as we got through them we all couldn't decide what to buy next. Would recommend this place the setting was amazing and the hospitality second to none. It's a must do if your in this area he handled the van full of kiwis from... More 

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CBr0wn, Owner at Bannock Brae, responded to this review

Wow. Praise indeed! Thank you so much. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Total paradise sitting outside on the owners patio with a gorgeous view, being informed on how all the wine we tasted was made, especially 'Marlene's Gurner Veltliner' made the old German way. Came away with a bottle of the above, very special and of course delicious bottle of 2011 Barrel Selection Pinot noir. Were made so welcome and came away... More 

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CBr0wn, Owner at Bannock Brae, responded to this review

Dear Mary I don't know how we missed your review but I have only just seen it. Thank you for your kind words. We love hearing that our visitors have enjoyed their time here. More 

Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

This was the final stop to our "Degustation Wine Tour". We had already had many wines most good, some very good. It seemed the best was saved for last. The owner was very personable. Beautiful location, too.

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CBr0wn, Owner at Bannock Brae, responded to this review

Thank you. We aim to please and it appears that we have certainly succeeded on this occasion. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. More 

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

We visited this vineyard during an organised wine tour, It was such a treat to meet and discuss wine with the owners. The wine itself is stunning - we ended up with Pinot Noir, Riesling and Pinot Gris. But we could have had more! A must for anyone in Central Otago - and the prices are reasonable too!

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CBr0wn, Owner at Bannock Brae, responded to this review

Thank you Sarah. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Since we don't produce Pinot gris I think you must have taken a bottle of our Gruner Veltliner along with the Pinot noir and the Riesling. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

We had never been to Bannock Brae so decided to call in. It was windy outside so we were welcomed into the house, what a great way to taste their wines. The children loved playing with Baxter so we could relax and enjoy the wines. Loved the Marlene Gruner Veltliner. Thanks for a great visit. Will be back!

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CBr0wn, Owner at Bannock Brae, responded to this review

Thank you Wendy. We will look forward to seeing you again sometime. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

A great place to stop in and sample the wine and haospitality. We were greeted by Baxter the wine dog, enjoyed an informative and relaxed wine tasting and left with some excellent wines. A really enjoyable experience and highly recommended.

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CBr0wn, Owner at Bannock Brae, responded to this review

Thank you Jordee. We really appreciate your feedback and are delighted that you enjoyed your wine tasting experience with us. Come again! More 

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