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Volcanic Hills Winery

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Rotorua has a unique wine experience in its tourism repertoire with Volcanic Hills winery. The winery is at the base of Skyline Rotorua and a gondola ride up will take you to Volcanic Hills HQ, our Tasting Room situated high up within the popular...more
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176 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
+64 7-282 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had an wonderful afternoon visit to Volcanic Hills Winery. The wine was exceptional - we even bought a few bottles to take with us. Annie was AMAZING and fun. Totally recommend this as a stop during your time in Rotorua

Thank julieanndarling
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We booked a winery tasting not sure what to expect. But wow! Great view, amazing wine, and even better Staff. Annie took care of us adding good insight to each wine and really looked after us. You can tell each wine is made with love...More

Thank J9511UZlaurat
Reviewed 1 week ago

my friend and I went tried a number of wnes, staff were fun and friendly answering all our questions and recommending other local attractions

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Johnny was the best!!!! He made our wine tasting experience wonderful! The private tasting with Johnny was great! He educated us on wine, New Zealand, sailing, and Port pouring manners!!! The views were stunning! The wine delicious (we purchased a case)! These 4 Californians left...More

Thank cindyloo521
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time here - our first ever wine tasting experience. Johnny was very welcoming and put us at ease, guiding us through each wine with some information attached. The experience was rather informal with Johnny often coming to sit and chat with...More

Thank obms1234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came up the gondola to see what the fuss was about. Amazing experience was had! Johnny Rainbow truely knew what he was talking about and made sure we had the best experience possible. Had to buy 2 bottles of the Pinot gris (and I don’t...More

Thank karleenicole
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Scenic gondola ride to the tasting room. Five excellent New Zealand wines. Our wine steward, Jonnie, was friendly and knowledgeable. Deserves its number 1 rating of Rotorua attractions.

Thank David B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun experience! Great views and Johnny the host was awesome! I tasted five wines. We were in a time crunch since we came in on a tour. Johnny got us through the tasting fast so we could get back down to our bus. Would highly...More

Thank Vashti N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wine tasting was great. Jonny was fun, maybe a little sarcastic at times, but we are super easy going so, no problem. Bought 2 bottles to take with us.

Thank ChrisErb66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My visit to the Volcanic Hills winetasting was not planned but quite spontaneous and I absolutely loved it ! The view and the location are very nice, the food was great and the wine was exceptionnally good. Mostly, Johnny was an awesome host - thank...More

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LarissaP1443, Owner at Volcanic Hills Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and so pleased you found us and decided to do a tasting. We hope to see you again one day.

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14 January 2018|
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Response from LarissaP1443 | Property representative |
Hi. Sorry to take so long to answer! We are situated at Skyline so are on the No1 bus route - I can't post the link to the bus timetable but google Rotorua buses and baybus will pop up. Depending on where you will be... More
25 July 2016|
Response from AnkaliRachel | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend calling and letting them know. They are really cool but would probable appreciate the heads up so they can look after you all well.