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Address: cnr Mc Nulty Rd and Gair Ave, Cromwell, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-445 0555
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: VISIT OUR CELLAR DOOR ANY TIME OF YEAR Rockburn Wines is a key producer...
VISIT OUR CELLAR DOOR ANY TIME OF YEAR Rockburn Wines is a key producer of six varietals. We take our name from the rugged rock-strewn, burn-scarred landscape of Central Otago. The climate and conditions here are extreme, but so is the local passion for wine, in particular Pinot Noir. The fruit from Rockburn's carefully sited vineyards blend in harmony to yield a pure expression of Central Otago. Winemaker Malcolm Rees-Francis' zeal for Central Otago Pinot Noir is evident in the finely textured, silky charm exhibited in every vintage. As well as award winning Pinot Noir, Rockburn produce a number of high quality white wines including Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc.
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What a great wine tasting clear door. Nicely appoint in the middle of an industrial area on the way to Bannockburn. Great and knowledgeable service. Amazing Pinots. Devils... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

What a great wine tasting clear door. Nicely appoint in the middle of an industrial area on the way to Bannockburn. Great and knowledgeable service. Amazing Pinots. Devils staircase as in an excellent example of an entry level Pinot that is great quality, great value for money and very tasty. We enjoyed he experience very much.

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Gosford, Australia
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53 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

This winery may not have the stunning location of many others here but don't let the industrial estate put you off. Rockburn Pinots are consistently amongst the best in Otago and on our recent visit we were not disappointed. In fact we were elated.....there was a vertical tasting of the last eight vintages in full swing. Life does not get... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

When we visited NZ in 2012, we discovered Central Otago Pinot Noir and were immediately seduced by Devil's Staircase because it is a pure, straight forward fruity wine, which is produced without any contact with oak. Only very ripe grapes are used and the winemaking process is very natural and organic. Very few Central Otago Pinot Noirs are imported in... More 

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Thank you Carlos. It was a pleasure to meet you and your wife and we welcome you back anytime you are in the area. More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We visited Rockburn Wines as a result of tripadvisor reviews, and how right they were. Delicious wines and fabulous service and advice from Nic at the tasting, we spent far longer than we intended there on our way to Fjordland, but well worth it. Thank you Nic, more converts from Wales

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

When working out your itinerary for Central Otago Cellar Door visits I recommend Rockburn. Cellar Door Manager Nic Taylor makes everyone feel welcome and imparts knowledge of the wines and the region in a personable manner. It goes without saying that the wines are fab too....

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Washington, DC
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I've done wine tastings all over the world, and the one my wife and I did at Rockburn Winery was one of the most enjoyable ever. First, the wines are outstanding. Rockburn is a small, unpretentious place, but the wine is first rate. Of course, that's a matter of personal taste. What made the tasting so outstanding was that Ed,... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

It's always a pleasure to call in and enjoy the friendly atmosphere that Nic creates. We have been visiting annually and our faces are never forgotten. This is a winery we will always visit and enjoy their wines.

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

As part of a "girls" wine Tour this summer we visited Rockburn. Not only did we feel very welcomed by Nic but the details she identified about the wines we were sampling provided us with the relevant knowledge to make informed decisions when purchasing. Nic exceeded our expectations in providing other local tourist information, even though the majority of us... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We had a wonderful experience while at the winery in 2012. The welcoming atmosphere and the expertise of the genuine staff were evident the moment we walked in the door. The wines are excellent, and varied enough for many palates. We love so many of them. Had fabulous customer service from Nic when placing subsequent orders. Just ordered in January.... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We were on holiday in Central and decided to visit Rockburn Wines. OMG it was fantastic, both from how we were treated to the fantastic wines we tasted. I highly, highly recommend visiting and tasting the wines. You won't be rushed, you will have a relaxing tasting session and then you can buy (and sign up for the emails). We... More 

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Additional Information about Rockburn Wines

Address: Address: cnr Mc Nulty Rd and Gair Ave, Cromwell, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-445 0555
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Cromwell
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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