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Mt Difficulty Wines Cellar Door

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Address: 73 Felton Road, Bannockburn, Cromwell 9384 , New Zealand
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+64 3-445 3445

Mt Difficulty Wines is located in Bannockburn, between the Queenstown Lakes...

Mt Difficulty Wines is located in Bannockburn, between the Queenstown Lakes district and Central Otago.

Mt Difficulty's Cellar Door and Restaurant sit on a rocky outcrop, high above the winery on Felton Road. It's the perfect spot to experience Mt Difficulty's unique hospitality while taking in the venue's dramatic views.


Wine tasting and sales available daily from 10.30am to 4.30pm (10.30am-5.30pm from Christmas until Easter)

• Mt Difficulty and Roaring Meg wines available for tasting and purchase

• Pinot Noir, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc

• Domestic and international shipping options available

Lunch is served from midday to 4pm, reservations essential.

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Great wine tasting with fun knowledgeable staff, good food and a fantastic view towards Wanaka. Relaxed and a little different at Mt. Difficulty.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Glenda R
Cromwell, New Zealand

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Cromwell, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great wine tasting with fun knowledgeable staff, good food and a fantastic view towards Wanaka. Relaxed and a little different at Mt. Difficulty.

Thank Glenda R
Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic wines, red or white, the staff new the wines so well and could tell you all anout them. They have a restaurant with lovely food and great views. Customer service was fantastic.

Thank Jody_shead
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful place to come dine and drink in the view . Always well looked after . Great red wines . Need a car to get there and in the busy season it is wise to book . Be a pity to miss this experience .

Thank crleeves
Oamaru, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 11, 2017

We went to Mt Difficulty to do a wine tasting and have lunch. We didn't have a reservation but we were easily accommodated which was great. Lunch and service was fine - the ambience was good as there is a lovely outlook from the restaurant and lady doing the wine tasting was knowledgeable.

Thank cruisinnow
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Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

I thought it would pay dividends to move away from the crowded venues close to Queenstown, and a visit to Mt. Difficulty proved this out. To start, the views of the Bannockburn area are wonderful. Once we were in the Cellar Door, Greg led us through a fine tasting experience. He described the various areas from which grapes are sourced... More 

Thank JDinNapa
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed March 30, 2017

This was a lovely winery and a great little trip up a hill to get to the Cellar Door (tasting room). The hosts are gracious and knowledgeable and the wines are delicious. We visited five wineries (Carrick, Mt. Difficulty, Amisfield, Peregrine and Chard Farm Winery). This combination offered a nice variety of wine varietals and tasting experiences.

Thank Greg B
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Reviewed March 28, 2017

You get a beautiful back drop and tasty selection of wines to accompany it. The staff were well educated on their product knowledge and friendly. We came here on the recommendation of a barmen we spoke with in the Nelson area while having lunch there and very happy we did! Still have a lot more of this amazing country to... More 

Thank MissM66
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Reviewed March 8, 2017

Mt Difficulty Vineyard is a wonderful place to visit and taste some wines. The lovely ladies doing the wine tasting really know their stuff. We wanted to have something to eat however the restraint was full, but after talking with the staff they managed to fit us in for a platter and some fabulous wine. The platter was amazing with... More 

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Reviewed February 28, 2017 via mobile

Really friendly and welcoming, great selection of wines, which you can tailor to your tastes. Relaxed non stuffy atmosphere. Did not feel rushed or pressured to buy. Thank you Nicky. Incredible views across the valley. The terrace would be a gorgeous location for lunch Well worth a visit

Thank David E
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Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

Disappointed not all wines on tasting especially the SV ones . On my past visits all wines were available . Shame the bean counters have taken over , anyway you lose

Thank Carolyn&Lindsay
Jacqui R, Manager at Mt Difficulty Wines Cellar Door, responded to this review

Hi Carolyn&Lindsay, thanks for your recent visit to our tasting room. I'm sorry to hear that you were disappointed that we do not have all our Single Vineyard Pinot Noirs available to taste and that this was enough to ruin your entire experience at Mt Difficulty. While it's not about bean counting, it is about bottle counting - we were... More 

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