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“Must Do” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Volcanic Hills Winery

Volcanic Hills Winery
Ranked #4 of 108 things to do in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Rotorua now has a unique wine experience in its tourism repertoire with our new Volcanic Hills winery. The winery is established at the base of the Skyline Rotorua site, visitors are able to see how the wine is made before taking a gondola ride up to Volcanic Hills HQ to our tasting and wine sales room. Situated high up within the popular skyline tourism attraction's mountain-top complex. (Tasting Room open, Winery will open end of March 2013)
Rotorua, New Zealand
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37 reviews
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“Must Do”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

I am not much of a wine drinker but I definitely recommend trying this! It is such a unique experience in Rotorua and the views from the tasting room is something you can not surpass. I have witnessed Brent converting a stubborn red wine drinker in to a Pinot Gris buyer, very entertaining and he knows his stuff.

Visited August 2013
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jobmills, Public Relations Manager at Volcanic Hills Winery, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Thanks so much for visiting us, pleased you enjoyed your VH wine tasting and hope you enjoyed your bottle of Pinot Gris.. Thanks for your review. Jo
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“Fantastic way to while away the afternoon!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

I spent a fantastic afternoon working through the fabulous wines and chatting away with Brent in the tasting room. He was hugely knowledgable about his wines and handy with a story or two. Lots of fun :)

Visited August 2013
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jobmills, Public Relations Manager at Volcanic Hills Winery, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Pleased you enjoyed your time in the Tasting Room.. Yes Brent has got a few good stories! Thanks so much for your review. Regards Jo
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Oamaru, New Zealand
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“Great wines, great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our time out in the wine tasting room after a couple of hours on the luge! Great for us while the children had hot chips in the restaurant! Very friendly staff / owners. Lovely wines. We had intended on bringing a couple of bottles home to the South Island but drank them in Auckland!
Definitely recommend a visit. Enjoy the great view while you sample the wines.

Visited July 2013
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jobmills, Public Relations Manager at Volcanic Hills Winery, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Sorry your wines didn't make it to the South Island but glad you got to enjoy them in Auckland. :) THanks for Visiting us in the Tasting Room and for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. Regards Jo .
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Cork, Ireland
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“great craic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

We had a wonderful time, the staff were brilliant and the wine was amazing. As far as wine tasting goes it was very cheap and laid back.

Visited August 2013
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Big Flats, NY
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“Great Wines, Great Views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

On a recent trip to New Zealand, a few members of our group visited the tasting room of the Volcanic Hills WIne Co. Our host for the tasting was Sean, one of the owners of the winery. He was a great host! The wines were very good, and Sean made the experience a lot of fun. The Chardonnay is on the money!! I bought a couple of bottles to take home with me.

Visited July 2013
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