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Rockburn Wines

cnr Mc Nulty Rd and Gair Ave, Cromwell, New Zealand
+64 3-445 0555
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Ranked #5 of 16 activities in Cromwell
Type: Wineries
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Washington, DC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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Hamilton, New Zealand
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Love the wines in this winery. The cellar door lady was very informative and very friendly- she was very knowledgeable and even took the time to show us the grapes on the ground of the cellar door. ALL of the wine are delicious and we brought a bottle of pink rose which was very unique and tasty!

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RockburnWines, Manager at Rockburn Wines, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting, it was wonderful to meet you and show you our wines. Please visit us again on your next trip! More

Auckland, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Visited here again with friends over from the UK - as always you can be guaranteed a genuinely warm welcome along with an informative tasting session. Would definitely recommend a stop here.

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Amberley, null, New Zealand
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Oh this is a must for all who appreciate excellent wine and information on the wines available. The lovely ladies Nic and Di were very knowledge as they took us through the tasting of their impressive selection of wines. We have our favourite of course Stolen Kiss, Rockburn Pinot Gris and Rockburn Tigermoth Riesling now have a place in our... More

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Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We cycled up and enjoyed a delightful tasting of some nice wines - superbly presented by a very knowledgeable host(ess) who enlightened us with the story of the vineyards, and also much of the wine history of the region. Another great example of NZ hospitality

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Tapolca, Hungary
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

The service was good, like everywhere in Central Otago. The building looks modern from outside and inside, too. Is cooool. To be honest the wines were average. In some words as I remember: Rhine Riesling '06 Oxidized. R Riesling '09 lil bit slim, has a tiny petrol in the nose, but a beauty. R Riesling '11 Very close nose, powerful... More

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