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Bannock Brae

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212 Cairnmuir Road | Bannockburn, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
+64 27 271 5164
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Just so friendly

Lovely wine, made with love and care by a husband and wife team. Welcomed with a smile and made to... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2018
Wayne K
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Hamilton, New Zealand
Lovely experience

This was a highlight of our trip to Cromwell. A lovely wine tasting experience with a very... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2018
lillyvalley2000
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Southland Region, 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 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 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

Thank Wayne K
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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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!

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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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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!

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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.

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sharon c
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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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