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Judge Rock Winery

36 Hillview Road, Alexandra 9391, New Zealand
+64 3-448 5059
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While on a cycling holiday rest day we decided to visit a couple of wineries - one of our group is... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
Merlouis
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Bargara, Queensland
Very Nice Wines

Barb gave us a wonderful tasting of the Judge Rock wines. We particularly liked the 2013 Pinto Noir... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2017
Gordon B
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Vancouver, Canada
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Elegant - Sensuous - Intimate. Award Winning Pinot Noir wines from Jacobson-Chiaroni family boutique vineyard. The wines produced from this vineyard have received many awards, showcasing the premium quality of Judge Rock wines. A romance not a blockbuster, feminine not masculine, balance not power, family not corporate, and love not lust. Come enjoy a tasting :)
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36 Hillview Road, Alexandra 9391, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

While on a cycling holiday rest day we decided to visit a couple of wineries - one of our group is a non drinker. Called into this boutique winery offering free wine tasting. I tasted I think 4-5 wines having a decent amount of wine...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2017

Barb gave us a wonderful tasting of the Judge Rock wines. We particularly liked the 2013 Pinto Noir and the Rose. This is a small cottage winery that is well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped in Clyde asking about wineries and Judge Rock was recommended. After finding our way to the property, we spent a lovely time with the owner talking about New Zealand, Otago and the wine industry. Needless to say, the wine was outstanding and we...More

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Angelajacobson, Owner at Judge Rock Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Thanks for your lovely comments. Glad you enjoyed the wines and the visit Angela

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Great little winery, tasting on the back porch at a wooden table, feels very personal like visiting a friend who happens to make wine and doing the tasting with you. $5 tasting fee per person, is waived for every person buying a bottle of wine,...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2017

Our visit to Judge Rock Winery was our last wine tasting experience in the region before returning back up north. And, what a finale! This gem of a cellar door offered some of the best wines we sampled; we particularly liked their Rose 2016 and...More

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Angelajacobson, Manager at Judge Rock Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Thanks so much for your review Come again soon and please enjoy the wines.

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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We visited this quiet unpretentious cellar door partly by luck and what a stroke of luck. We had to virtually knock on the kitchen window to see if anyone was home. The co-owner Angela came out and asked if we would like a tasting. Yes.....More

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Reviewed 1 March 2016

Excellent clean accomodation with great facilities. Fully equiped kitchen, big lounge, dinning room & good size bedrooms. Owners were friendly and helpful in gicing suggestion on what to do. Fridge was well stocked and a handsome fruit basket. Breakfast was well provided.

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Reviewed 7 February 2016

The drive across from Cromwell across Lake Dunstan and around the shores to Alexandra is spectacular. Out the back of the village is this lovely little vineyard with excellent wines including the very rare Saint Laurent variety. They have a little cottage to rent that...More

1  Thank David L
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Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

I visited the winery and had the opportunity to meet the wine maker/owner and sampled wine on the patio in their backyard. This was truly one of the highlights of my wine tasting experiences in New Zealand. I sampled their 2012 and 2013 Pinot noir,...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2014

Relaxed tasting sitting around an outdoor table in the back yard, from Angela the owner We tasted 4 wines a Riesling, 2 Pinot Noirs and a St Laurent which is a grape variety I had not tried before, and enjoyed, and had to buy a...More

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