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Volcanic Hills Winery

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Address: 176 Fairy Springs Road | At the Top of Skyline Gondola, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
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+64 21 750 200
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11:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 18:00
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Rotorua now has a unique wine experience in its tourism repertoire with our...

Rotorua now has a unique wine experience in its tourism repertoire with our new Volcanic Hills winery. The winery is established at the base of the Skyline Rotorua site, visitors are able to see how the wine is made before taking a gondola ride up to Volcanic Hills HQ to our tasting and wine sales room. Situated high up within the popular skyline tourism attraction's mountain-top complex. (Tasting Room open, Winery will open end of March 2013)

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Great wine tasting experience

The staff at the Volcanic Hills Winery in Rotorua were very knowledgeable about their product and I enjoyed all of the wines I tried. Visiting the wine tasting was also a great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The staff at the Volcanic Hills Winery in Rotorua were very knowledgeable about their product and I enjoyed all of the wines I tried. Visiting the wine tasting was also a great opportunity to sit and enjoy the views away from noisy families on the floor below.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As soon as I walked in and saw the view - I wanted to drink some wine and eat some cheese. We did just that with 5 wines and a large platter of cheese and crackers. We had a great host to talk us through the tasting of each wine and who gave us a general overview of wine making... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This charming winery can be found at the top of the Skyline Gondola at Rotorua and its definitely worth the stop. I would suggest stopping by AFTER going on the luge rides. Sean was very helpful and informative and their Sauvignon Blanc was hands down one of the best I've ever had. Definitely worth checking out.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really impressed by the quality of the wine. Annie was very informative and took her time and let us enjoy each of the 5 wines offered. The Pinot Gris was our favorite, but all were very good.

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really chilled couple of hours tasting the wine, hosts were great fun, knowledgeable and really humourous. Kids got another 5 runs on the luge while we devoured the excellent cheeseboard which, given how expensive average things are in NZ, was great value. Would have liked to buy some glasses etc but feared they wouldn't survive the journey home! I will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was part of the Gondola ride at Skyline in Rotorua. WE were part of a small group of 4 and tried 12 different wines and feasted on an assorted cheese platter. The host was won of the best I have encountered in my many wine tastings over the world. It was also very entertaining with the interaction. Views are... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Johnny was our host and he very witty and knowledgeable. Great fun. Enjoyed all 5 wines we tasted. The view were beautiful and made it a special place to taste wines.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us decided to pass away a couple of hours wine tasting with the Volcanic Hills Winery whilst our ladies went for a shopping expedition. The experience was well worth the fee and the wines on offer were really good. If I get the chance to buy their wines back in the UK, I will become a regular customer.... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved my time at this winery. It was lots of fun, a great view and good wine! The staff make you feel very at home and are super friendly. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a drizzly day so we decided to go up the gondola for some wine tasting and lunch. The fantastic conversation from the owners of the winery was so good I would have happily skipped lunch. This is without a doubt the highlight of my stay in rotorua

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