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Volcanic Hills Winery

176 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
+64 7-282 2018
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Scenic Rotorua Gondola Ride with Wine Tasting
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Rotorua has a unique wine experience in its tourism repertoire with Volcanic Hills winery. The winery is at the base of Skyline Rotorua and a gondola ride up will take you to Volcanic Hills HQ, our Tasting Room situated high up within the popular skyline tourism attraction's mountain-top complex. Come up and drink the view overlooking Lake Rotorua. Please note we are closed Christmas Day, Good Friday and Easter Sunday each year.
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  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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176 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After a few rounds of lugeing, we stopped at this winery for some tastings and a cheese board, which we enjoyed with an amazing view of Rotorua. Service was great, and the cheeseboard was one of the best we’ve ever had. Definitely recommend!

Thank Neha G
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Larissa P, Owner at Volcanic Hills Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review - we are delighted you enjoyed yourself so much.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We rode the gondola up to Volcanic Hills Winery. The wines were great and the views spectacular. We had the lovely Annie do our tasting and judging by the other comments, she is a rock star!

Thank CindyR54
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Larissa P, Owner at Volcanic Hills Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review - so pleased you enjoyed your time with Annie - yes she is a rock star to us!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Before we took our kids on the luge we wandered in for one of my favorite things, wine tasting ... this was by far a highlight of our trip as well as a new favorite winery. The Wine is delicious!!! The view was perfect and...More

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Larissa P, Owner at Volcanic Hills Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and so pleased to hear we are a new favourite winery of yours! We look forward to having you return.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you find yourself waiting for your family to finish bombing down the luge why not pop into VH for a quiet wine tasting session and fall under the influence of the smooth talking Johnny!! Oh and the wine is delicious!! Great views and atmosphere!

Thank Caron G
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Larissa P, Owner at Volcanic Hills Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review and so pleased you found our haven at the top of the Gondola! We hope to see you again sometime.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cake is the view, the wine is the icing and Johnny is the cherry on top of the wonderful experience. The view is absolutely breathtaking overlooking Lake Rotorua, the low clouds rolling over the green hills is something that I certainly will not forget...More

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Larissa P, Owner at Volcanic Hills Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write your review and we will make sure Johnny gets to see it. So pleased your visit to the Tasting Room helped round out your time Rotorua on such a good note.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with two friends for wine tasting at Volcanic Hills in January and I still have fond memories of our time that we spent with our host Johnny Rainbow. He was amazing!! Johnny was so friendly, hilarious to chat with and very knowledgeable as...More

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Larissa P, Owner at Volcanic Hills Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and so pleased that your time in our Tasting Room is so fondly remembered! Enjoy the wines you took home - we are able to send wine to most destinations should you require more. We...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

After having lots of fun with the kids it was great to wind down in an adult environment. The wines were fabulous and Annie was amazingly informative. So much more than just a tasting. It was our anniversary weekend and seriously wanted to have a...More

Thank David O
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Larissa P, Owner at Volcanic Hills Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thanks David for taking the time to post a review and especially given that the review a week earlier was presumably by the parents of the child you mentioned. We endeavour to make the Tasting Room a positive experience (and hopefully much more) for all...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

You can pay a flat rate for the gondola and wine tasting, the gentleman working was nice and the service was top notch, great wines and beautiful views. I highly recommend.

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Larissa P, Owner at Volcanic Hills Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post a review and pleased you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again sometime.

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

We had a great time admiring the views over rotorua and taking in the scenery, after the gondola we took a walk around the mountain and then browsed over some souvenirs, my 18 month old had a little tantrum in the souvenir shop lol, he...More

Thank Heath K
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Larissa P, Owner at Volcanic Hills Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

We are so sorry you left feeling the way you did. We endeavour to provide all guests a positive experience in our Tasting Room and that would have included the guests already in the Tasting Room. We have spoken with our staff member who was...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Overall: reasonably priced tastings, hearty food platters, well-informed staff, nice ambience. Volcanic Hills makes good wine. They changed my mind about not-liking whites and roses, particularly the pino gris made from Marlborough grapes. Note that the tastings are just that: a small amount to taste,...More

Thank MaddyM77
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Larissa P, Owner at Volcanic Hills Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thank you for taking your time to post a review and very pleased we could convert you a little. Our winery is at the base of the mountain however our Tasting Room is at the top of the Skyline Gondola in Rotorua. This enables us...More

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Natural-athlete
14 January 2018|
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Response from Larissa P | Property representative |
Hi. Sorry to take so long to answer! We are situated at Skyline so are on the No1 bus route - I can't post the link to the bus timetable but google Rotorua buses and baybus will pop up. Depending on where you will be... More
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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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