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Brennan Wines

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Address: 86 Gibbston Back Road | Gibbston, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 442 4315
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Iconic Central Otago wines, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, Pinot Grigio, Pinot...

Iconic Central Otago wines, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Rose - tastings - light lunches available or bring your own picnic

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A must visit!

Stopped here with some girlfriends for the first time (shocking considering i'm a local!) and absolutely loved it. As some people have stated, it is $15 to taste (9 wines though... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Queenstown, New Zealand
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped here with some girlfriends for the first time (shocking considering i'm a local!) and absolutely loved it. As some people have stated, it is $15 to taste (9 wines though), which encourages you to buy a bottle as the waive the tasting fee per bottle purchased. I think that's a great idea - smart marketing! But in all honesty,... More 

Thank RC1993
Epsom, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow......a cellar door experience not to forget! If you ever make it to the end of Gibbston Valley stop off at Brennan....you won't be disappointed. We stepped into their small cellar tasting room, with a gorgeous roaring fire, lovely lounge chairs and a super attentive host - in Rebecca - it felt like home immediately! Brennan's wines are of a... More 

Thank Charlotte M
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in to Brennan with our two kids (11 and 7) and they immediately went for the pétanque court and had a fantastic half an hour... Leaving us free to work our way through a great selection of wines for tasting in front of a roaring fire. We ended up buying the Pinot Gris, B2 Pinot noir and the... More 

Thank SarahKate_73
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Considering you have an amazing variety of cellar door tastings that you can do in the Gibbston valley I would give Brennan a miss. The lady who was running our tasting was not busy but seemed completely disinterested in giving us a positive experience. She would ask us questions and then walk away before even hearing our answers to them-... More 

Thank 485katet
Melbourne Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

We planned a leisurely drive through the valley and had brought our own picnic on the last day of our Queenstown visit. Mel at Coronation Lodge (also recommended) suggested we visit Brennan as they were happy for people to enjoy a picnic there. It was the perfect venue, we did the tasting (excellent info given) and then bought a glass... More 

Thank RJEK
Thousand Oaks
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

Stunning property, award winning wines and great wine knowledge here. They had toys to keep the boys busy which was a plus! Bought the 2011 pinot, yum!

Thank SShirazi
Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

We started there. There were no busses outside (yeah) and the personalized attention ( from Dave we think) was great. We learned so much about wine. Yes it costs money but you get that back if you purchase. Great wine, great experience. Go here and not the places where the busses pull up.

Thank Seniortraveler65
Cincinnati, Ohio
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

I would recommend skipping this place and instead ending your day at Mt Rosa. Mt. Rosa winery tasting was free. Brennan was $10. However, Brennan does deduct the price of one tasting per bottle of wine you purchase. This contributed to us purchasing a bottle of wine that we wouldn't have purchased otherwise. Perhaps, I'm being overly harsh because we... More 

Thank TTBoy18
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

We came to Brennan as the last stop on a wine tour, and it was like they were saving the best for last. There wasn't a single wine I didn't love; I wish shipping to the US was cheaper so I could have purchased a lot more of it! My personal faves were the B2 and the 2011 Pinot Noir.... More 

Thank Jennifer T
Queenstown, New Zealand
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Truly exceptional wines in a great setting. All central otago Pinot is good but this one is really world class. The outdoor area was great for children. A really great place to stop off and fill up your cellar!

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