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Volcanic Hills Winery

176 Fairy Springs Road | At the Top of Skyline Gondola, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
+64 7-282 2018
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Amazing

The Volcanic Hills Winery tasting was absolutely amazing! We spent 4 hours in the tasting room... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
GenevieveHarriss
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Rotorua, New Zealand
Delightful and delicious

We had an exquisite experience with Johnny and all the beautiful wines on a quiet Friday afternoon... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Anna G
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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)
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176 Fairy Springs Road | At the Top of Skyline Gondola, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
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+64 7-282 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Volcanic Hills Winery tasting was absolutely amazing! We spent 4 hours in the tasting room (because we could and the time flew by) with Johnny Rainbow as our host. We were told a lot of information about each of the wines we were tasting...More

Thank GenevieveHarriss
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had an exquisite experience with Johnny and all the beautiful wines on a quiet Friday afternoon. Spending 4 hours here, it was a very memorable and entertaining experience with a beautiful cheese board to compliment the variety of wines we experienced. The port is...More

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Shout out to Johnny Rainbow! A great wine host with tons of knowledge about the local wine and facts about his country. Nice spot to check out the view of Lake Rotorua with a good wine selection. Make sure to get the "gondola/wine tasting" package...More

Thank JessandJustin
Larissa P, Owner at Volcanic Hills Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to review us and we agree Johnny is a gem! We will be sure to pass your feedback on to him. Look forward to your return visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stopped in before dinner for a tasting and the host was really delightful and knowledgeable and the wine delicious. Will come again.

Thank Panchovilla42
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister & I had some down time while our kids were luging (both of us had sports injuries which excluded us) - how fantastic a wine tasting was on offer! We were greeted & ushered to our own private couch and stunning views of...More

Thank Tracy-Kalaki
Reviewed 1 week ago

A absolutely great place to taste wines. You travel up to the cellar door in the Skyline gondolas, so you have a great view of the lake. The atmosphere is relaxed and the wines are great.

Thank Rodney M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice way to while away a wet afternoon, at the top of the gondola in Rotorua. The lovely Annie is a star 🍷

Thank Dorothy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely spectacular views and wine to match - well worth the trip on the Gondola to experience the view and taste the amazing wine. I cannot speak highly enough of our wine guru Annie - she was fantastic and we had lots of laughs and...More

Thank jodes707
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Welcomed, served and entertained by jon the wine guru. Making our trip to rotarua one to remember. The wine is amazing. I highly recomend having the antipasto platter and sitting back enjoing the view and 5 beautiful wines. Jon is a ball off knowlage and...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spectacular view with awesome staff. Jonny and sarah gave us the perfect balance of service and privacy making our experience all the more enjoyable! Wine is amazing and delicious 💕

Thank Jessica R
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Response from AnkaliRachel | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend calling and letting them know. They are really cool but would probable appreciate the heads up so they can look after you all well.
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