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Interesting experience

If you have time you should visit this place. It’s a unique experience, so many bottles with all... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2018
Sydney, Australia
via mobile
Worth a visit!

Worth a visit to taste the local banana wine (an acquired taste or maybe a bad batch!) and liqueur... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
Broome, Australia
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Muri Beach, Muri, Cook Islands
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All reviews chilli wine tasting vanilla extract saturday market mad scientist unique experience worth a visit cook islands vodka pods horn banana liqueur honk nz
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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Interesting place but we got ripped off with the so-called vodka! In fact is was nothing more than Fanta, a smidgin of vanilla and a dash of something alcoholic. The chocolate was tasty

1  Thank Tim077
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

If you have time you should visit this place. It’s a unique experience, so many bottles with all different mixtures inside. We could not believe what we saw, also got a rundown of how vanilla extract is made and how to turn cocoa beans into...More

Thank 904marj22
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Worth a visit to taste the local banana wine (an acquired taste or maybe a bad batch!) and liqueur (much nicer) as well as seeing their vanilla produce.

Thank frankyo
Reviewed 27 August 2017

this is mad scientist meets vodka and a dash of island back to the future thrown in for luck. Possibly the funniest activity on the island, go, be prepared to be entertained. Its not cheap but the chilli shots made it home with me

Thank julznz
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

My friend and I stopped by Koteka winery while we were exploring the island and was a great idea. Tagit, the owner is a great guy, his inventions are delicious specially the RTD orange and chili. You can get good flavored vodkas and natural vanilla...More

1  Thank naybri
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

everything we tried was good. Banana wine doesn't taste like banana, and it's pretty palatable:) The smell of vanilla when you walk in is amazing and you can buy pods to take home. Certified in both NZ and AU food safety and sulfate and preservative...More

2  Thank E-Lizzle80
Reviewed 19 April 2017

If you visit the lovely island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands you may see a small sign on the side of the road that says Vanilla Extract, Vodka and Wine Tasting. It is worth your time to turn off and experience homemade Vodka. “Kyle”...More

Thank msmcg2017
Reviewed 25 March 2017

It took 3 visits to catch Korea at home but oh so worth it! Honk your horn to see if he is available! The room with all the treasures is truly like a grotto hidden behind rambling garden and the vanilla fragrance is divine!! Learning...More

Thank nikkib5050
Reviewed 21 February 2017

If you want to get something different and memorable to remember your experience in Raro, you should visit this place. Just follow the blackboard signs on Muri, you will arrive Koteka's home/wine shop. Or you can catch him on Saturday market. But I recommend to...More

1  Thank Young Sil B
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I was very interested in tasting a few things but all that there was left was vodka nothing else which was pretty disappointing. I wanted to enjoy it but I didn't and we learned nothing....

1  Thank james9burton
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Response from Steve M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Barbara We simply called on Koteka in the middle of the day and found him in. I suspect that's what most visitors do. I did ask him his hours of business and he said anytime from mid morning til 4pm. But I suspect it's... More