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Volcanic Hills Winery

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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...more
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176 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My visit to the Volcanic Hills winetasting was not planned but quite spontaneous and I absolutely loved it ! The view and the location are very nice, the food was great and the wine was exceptionnally good. Mostly, Johnny was an awesome host - thank...More

Thank Slapi2000
LarissaP1443, Owner at Volcanic Hills Winery, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and so pleased you found us and decided to do a tasting. We hope to see you again one day.

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had an amazing time at Volcanic Hills Winery, trying 5 fantastic wines. Johnny, the host, was a delight: funny, smart, friendly. It was hard to choose only two bottles. With the short gondola ride, scenic views, and lovely atmosphere, this was a great choice!

Thank Sarah Z
LarissaP1443, Owner at Volcanic Hills Winery, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and delighted you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not only was the winery absolutely amazing and beautiful, Annie was awesome, very knowledgeable, and personable. This place is a must do for any visitor of Rotorua. If I could get this place 10 stars, I would.

Thank David S
LarissaP1443, Owner at Volcanic Hills Winery, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks David for taking the time to write a review and your lovely comments about Annie - we will pass those on!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went and had a pre dinner wine tasting tonight with Johnny who was hilarious, very knowledgeable and an attribute to the team. He made great chat and laughed with ya while letting us sample some truly beautiful wines. Walked away a little giddy and very...More

Thank Phoebe H
LarissaP1443, Owner at Volcanic Hills Winery, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks Phoebe for taking the time to write a review and delighted you enjoyed our wine and Johnny's company - we would love to have you back!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful experience. Annie was so informative and helpful. She reviewed all of the wines we tasted and provided an in depth explanation of the growing conditions,terrior,and business accomplishments of New Zealand wines.A must visit

Thank mikeptort
LarissaP1443, Owner at Volcanic Hills Winery, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. So pleased you enjoyed your visit and thanks for recommending us!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did a wine tasting at Volcanic Hills Winery, we tasted 5 wines all of which were really nice! I especially liked the white ones. Johnny did our tasting and he was fantastic!

Thank Jade R
LarissaP1443, Owner at Volcanic Hills Winery, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Delighted that you enjoyed our wines - we hope to see you again some time.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we stepped into the tasting rooms, we were welcomed by Annie and Sara whose infectious happiness only made the experience that much better. The tastings were reasonably priced and we had such individual attention we could have sworn we were the only...More

Thank Trek821671
LarissaP1443, Owner at Volcanic Hills Winery, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and so pleased you enjoyed your time in the Tasting Room - we'd love to have you back sometime!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did the Zipline and was immediately drawn into the beautiful set up of the Volcanic Hills Winery. Johnny served my tastings and was so welcoming and knowledgeable, I accidentally forgot to pay and strolled out and Johnny made it a big joke after I...More

Thank Lauren S
LarissaP1443, Owner at Volcanic Hills Winery, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks Lauren for taking the time to post a review and your good humour with the mix up too!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing experience! Annie was the most gracious, vibrant and engaging host...her knowledge of the wine industry in NZ and wines was exceptional. Fav wine: try the Savignon Blanc...you won’t be disappointed Highly recommend. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Thank Sandra R
LarissaP1443, Owner at Volcanic Hills Winery, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks Sandra for taking the time to write a review - Annie is a star and we love our Sauvignon Blanc too - we'd love to have you return some day.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful experience at Volcanic Hills Winery, though the grapes are not grown here, there are made here. What made is very special was Annie, who sat down and learnt our names, chatted & told us about each wine & where they originate. Highly...More

Thank Naomi S
LarissaP1443, Owner at Volcanic Hills Winery, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and great to hear you enjoyed learning about our wines and spending time with Annie - we hope to see you again some time.

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Natural-athlete
13 January 2018|
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Response from LarissaP1443 | 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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