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Bannock Brae

212 Cairnmuir Road | Bannockburn, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
+64 27 221 0695
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Added this as a last stop of our day of tasting and so happy we did. Lovely wine (rose and the 2014... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
Avery A
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Excellent wine, host and views

We were actually headed to another winery late in the day, however they had closed early. Bannock... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2017
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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 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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212 Cairnmuir Road | Bannockburn, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
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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.

Thank Jason P
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.

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...More

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CBr0wn, Owner at Bannock Brae, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

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!

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...More

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CBr0wn, Owner at Bannock Brae, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

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.

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...More

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CBr0wn, Owner at Bannock Brae, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

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!

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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...More

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CBr0wn, Owner at Bannock Brae, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

Wow. Praise indeed! Thank you so much.

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...More

Thank Mary H
CBr0wn, Owner at Bannock Brae, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

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.

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 reviewResponded 25 February 2016

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

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sharon c
bannock brae looks like a long distance from cromwell is bannock a town or river or just an area?
15 January 2017|
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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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