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Cottle Hill Winery

28 Cottle Hill Drive, Kerikeri, New Zealand
+64 9-407 5203
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Ranked #22 of 30 restaurants in Kerikeri
Cuisines: Winery
Good for: Scenic view
Description: Cottle Hill Winery is a boutique winery located in the lovely Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Founded in 1996 by Mike & Barbara Webb who sailed to New Zealand in their 35ft yacht Sprig from San Diego California. We do not have a restaurant facility but would encourage anyone who is interested in wine to visit us for a fun and informative wine tasting experience. We have a wide range of wines ports and wine spirits for you to try and of course purchase. Our motto is: Wine is for everyone and Everyday, Enjoy wine Enjoy Life.
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Good for: Scenic view
Description: Cottle Hill Winery is a boutique winery located in the lovely Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Founded in 1996 by Mike & Barbara Webb who sailed to New Zealand in their 35ft yacht Sprig from San Diego California. We do not have a restaurant facility but would encourage anyone who is interested in wine to visit us for a fun and informative wine tasting experience. We have a wide range of wines ports and wine spirits for you to try and of course purchase. Our motto is: Wine is for everyone and Everyday, Enjoy wine Enjoy Life.
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Reading, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Having been overwhelmed at the expensive and pretentious nature of most vineyards and wineries in guidebooks and leaflets we were thrilled to have stumbled upon Cottle Hill on a rainy drive North. We simply wanted a sampling experience with a brief tutorial and for $5 we were treated with friendly advice and invaluable guidance about the wine and ports on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

pick of the winery's in kerikeri!! great wine topped with excellent service. we even stoped back in at the end of our winery tour to pick a few more bottles.

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B W, Owner at Cottle Hill Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are always pleased when customers enjoy their wine tasting experience with us. Hopefully we will see you again. All the best, Barbara More

Kerikeri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

If you are in the area, and want to sample the best small vineyard wines, then you must visit Cottle Hill Winery Kerikeri. The vineyard owners really do know how to grow grapes, turn them into fabulous wines, and are there at the tastings to offer guided samples of their different wines, or to maybe suggest an ideal wine from... More

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B W, Owner at Cottle Hill Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on your wine tasting experience. We really do enjoy trying to match a wine to the individual. Wine tasting should not be an intimidating experience it should be fun and enjoyable. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit with us! Kind regards, Barbara More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

I had the Pleasure of meeting the owners just after they started in 1997 Barbs & Mike had sailed over from the USA in a 26 foot yatch to have a look at Kiwiland.Thank God they decided to stay and turn an apple orchard into a Fantastic Vinyard. . I have been buying there wine ever since and had never... More

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B W, Owner at Cottle Hill Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and of course for your loyal custom over the last 16 years. We look forward to seeing you in 2014. All the very best. Barbara More

new zealand
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

The American woman who gave us our wine tasting was unfriendly and disinterested. We tasted a couple of wines but decided not to continue tasting more as we felt we were just a nuisance and this made us quite uncomfortable. The male (owner)? was serving some other people and seemd very friendly and they seemed to be really enjoying the... More

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B W, Owner at Cottle Hill Winery, responded to this review

We are sorry your recent visit to the Cottle Hill Winery didn't meet your expectations. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service. As a small vineyard, producing a range of different wine types, we try to ensure that our wine tastings encompass both a chance to sample our wines, as well as an introduction into the variations in taste and... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

These guys have fantastic wines... but the white port was our fav. Friendly cellar door service close to Kerikeri

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Ballarat
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8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

The wine maker certainly knew wines and the tastings we had were exactly what you tasted in the write up for the tasting, e.g buttery taste in Chardonay, that others did not have talked to us about what different things he was trying to develop, well worth a visit

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Hamilton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

A lovely little winery, quaint and simple but the winemaker and owner knows his wines so well. He is excellent at matching wines to personalities. A must see for some great honest NZ wine.

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

Not aware that they do any food, but you will want to buy a bottle after a pleasant tasting.

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