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Great place to visit for wine tasting and a splendid platter lunch. Wonderfully relaxed and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
John B
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Alnwick, United Kingdom
Quirky cellar door with great organic wines

We spent a lovely afternoon, hosted by Denny and her partner at this lovely little cellar door... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ElainePR
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Sydney, Australia
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182B Felton Road, Bannockburn, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place to visit for wine tasting and a splendid platter lunch. Wonderfully relaxed and peaceful setting near Cromwell. Highly recommended

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank John B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a lovely afternoon, hosted by Denny and her partner at this lovely little cellar door, constructed from 2 converted shipping containers, with outdoor seating on a grassed area. Denny is passionate about her wines and it was a lovely experience doing a tasting...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great for a wine tasting and they do amazing platters of food with tastes like I haven’t experienced before! They also put on events like live music

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mrmaccnz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sit in the Central sun or snuggle up under a blanket, drink in the scenery and the delicious, affordable wines and then devour the best, artistically presented platters anywhere. Quirky, friendly, interesting and interested hosts, Deni and Jane

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AJat87
Reviewed February 13, 2019

First time we've been. Great that we could take our little dogs out with us. The Platter was the most amazing we've experienced in all vineyards we have been to. Simply stunning and so delicious. Thanks so much.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SheilaM3203
Reviewed February 13, 2019

Three friends and a surprise fantastic find for lunch, Desert Heart vineyard was a wonderful experience. Tucked happily into some of the barren countryside of Bannockburn, this is like an oasis and its name is apt. We decided on one of their trademark platters and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kiwi445
Reviewed February 8, 2019 via mobile

Having just spent 5 days touring the Hawke’s Bay wineries, I can honestly say that the Desert Heart platter is the best you will find anywhere! Everything is home made, or locally sourced, imaginatively plated and totally delicious! The wines are pretty good too.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 4xWandering_Kiwis
Reviewed January 26, 2019

We found this cafe by chance after our target was booked out, but what a find. We had a ta sting plate with a couple of glasses of their pinot. The platter was huge, diverse and we tried, and finished every single bit (before waddling...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Flounder1708
Reviewed January 5, 2019

Four of us visited the famous Desert Heart Winery on 03Jan around 3:30pm. We are amazed about the exclusively exquisite wines from this winery and was planning to purchase few good bottles back. Unfortunately we were totally gutted about our tasting experience which left us...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 3cylk
Reviewed January 4, 2019

Two options, a platter and a platter, we chose the platter, what a selection of mouth watering food, as soon as it hit the table taste buds were working. The selection is beautifully presented is different to the norm we so loved every single item....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Trevor S
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