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“amazing winery!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cottle Hill Winery

Cottle Hill Winery
Ranked #27 of 39 Restaurants in Kerikeri
Cuisines: Wine Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch
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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“amazing winery!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

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, February 1, 2014
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
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Kerikeri
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8 reviews
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“Best small vineyard”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 their range to suite a visitors palate. Being able to talk to the winemakers, while sampling their wines, makes every visit very enjoyable.

Visited February 2013
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B W, Owner at Cottle Hill Winery, responded to this review, February 1, 2014
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
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Unwelcome No No No NEVER....”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 had a bad experence ever nor have any of my friends who now are also mebers of the Wine Club. I even have flowers sent to me when i was in hospital a few years ago.
Keep up the great job Barbs & Mike.
Cheers Trevor L
Auckland.

Visited October 2012
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B W, Owner at Cottle Hill Winery, responded to this review, February 1, 2014
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
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new zealand
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“Felt distinctly unwelcome.”
2 of 5 bubbles 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 tasting. We were sorry he did not look after us as I believe the experience would have been very different! We purchased a significant amount of wine from Marsden winery instead.

Visited February 2013
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B W, Owner at Cottle Hill Winery, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
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 flavour that the different grape types can produce. We also try to show in the tastings how different wine styles will suite different palates and endeavor to match a style to the individual doing the tasting. We are proud of the consistent high quality of our wines, and we love to pass our enjoyment in doing this to those who wish to sample what we produce. If you are ever in our area, please do visit our winery again, and maybe next time you will feel more welcome and take the opportunity to sample our commitment to producing the best wines that Northland New Zealand can offer. Once again, we apologize that your visit was not as you would have wished.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“MUST get some white port”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2012

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

Visited May 2012
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