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Picturesque and welcoming cellar door where you can try lovely boutique wines

We really enjoyed our wine tasting at Bannock Brae. As it was a little too windy to sit outside... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2018
freshtea007
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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A must do in Bannockburn!

I have been twice now and always had a great time there. The staff is very friendly and informative... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2018
Natty974
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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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...more
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212 Cairnmuir Road | Bannockburn, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
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+64 27 271 5164
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our wine tasting at Bannock Brae. As it was a little too windy to sit outside, we sat inside where we could stay warm (but still enjoy the view). While wine tastings can sometimes be intimidating, Catherine made us feel welcome and...More

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Catherine_Crawford, Owner at Bannock Brae, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit (in spite of the wind and took the time to write a review.

Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

I have been twice now and always had a great time there. The staff is very friendly and informative and have been really patient answering all our questions. The wines are absolutely stunning, by far one of the best in Bannockburn. I highly recommend to...More

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Catherine B, Owner at Bannock Brae, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a glowing review. We do appreciate it.

Reviewed 31 January 2018

Lovely wine, made with love and care by a husband and wife team. Welcomed with a smile and made to feel at home straight away. This is a small place - we were inside but they have a lovely outdoor area (if it wasn't so...More

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Catherine_Crawford, Owner at Bannock Brae, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Thank you Wayne. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit, in spite of the hot weather. Believe it or not, it is currently 12 degrees outside. A welcome relief from the heat.

Reviewed 12 January 2018

This was a highlight of our trip to Cromwell. A lovely wine tasting experience with a very friendly family. We sat outside with a beautiful view and got to taste some delicious wines. Highly recommend this winery to visit.

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CBr0wn, Owner at Bannock Brae, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Do come again if you are in the area.

Reviewed 22 December 2017

Very nice location and very nice people who talk with passion of their wines. Their Pinot was good and I like the unfiltered aspect of the wine. I also liked the Resiling which was oak aged- something different ;)

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CBr0wn, Owner at Bannock Brae, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Thank you Wander_Lust. We enjoy telling our customers about our wines and are pleased that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 23 November 2017

We have tasted here once before so knew what to expect. This time the weather was beautiful and sitting outside at the tasting table overlooking the great view, tasting the wine and talking about them with the host. What a great way to spend most...More

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CBr0wn, Owner at Bannock Brae, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Thank you Helot. We try to ensure that customers enjoy their experience with us. Good weather certainly helps.

Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Added this as a last stop of our day of tasting and so happy we did. Lovely wine (rose and the 2014 pinot were standouts), beautiful spot and friendly/family-like atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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CBr0wn, Owner at Bannock Brae, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Thank you for your review. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 4 March 2017

We were actually headed to another winery late in the day, however they had closed early. Bannock Brae was close by and their sign said open so we paid them a visit instead. We were give a friendly greeting by Catherine and a wine-tasting of...More

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CBr0wn, Owner at Bannock Brae, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Thank you Colorado traveller. We like to hear back from our customers and appreciate your taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit too.

Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

This place was great. Very accommodating, willing to talk at length about the process, grapes, history and inventions of their own. We walked away from here with smiles and bottles.

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CBr0wn, Owner at Bannock Brae, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2017

Thank you Jason. We do enjoy talking to our customers about anything and everything to do about wine. And, of course, we like them to take away good memories as well as good wine!

Reviewed 3 February 2017

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...More

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CBr0wn, Owner at Bannock Brae, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2017

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.

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Response from OshXman | Property representative |
Hello! Bannockburn is a small town about a 5 minute drive from Cromwell. Bannock Brae is a vineyard in Bannockburn town. We'd love to see you sometime! P.S. A "burn" is a small creek or river, and a "brae" is a small hill... More
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