Volcanic Hills Winery, Rotorua

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#2 of 163 in Wineries in New Zealand
Ride to the top of the Rotorua Skyline gondola and sample the delicious wines of Volcanic Hills Winery, where the mountainside tasting room offers panoramic views of Lake Rotorua and distant peaks. Participate in a wine tasting, led by the winery's friendly and informative owners, or just sit back with a glass of wine, nibble at a cheese board, and take in the scenery. Before heading up, consider stopping by the winery itself (at the base of the gondola), to see how a truckload of grapes turns into a bottle of fine wine. To plan Rotorua vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • We did a wine tasting with Johnny and an afternoon snack that turned into so much more! Johnny was super friendly and very knowledgeable about the various wine, wine regions, and varietals that we wou...  more »
  • Driving past the skyline park with the gondola ride we decided to stop and take a ride to the top of the hill for the view! Booking we noticed you could take in a wine tasting too! What a spot of luck...  more »
  • I popped into this fantastic tasting room after lunch at the stratosphere restaurant. Wished I had eaten at the tasting room instead. The staff were fantastic and welcoming. Nothing was too much troub...  more »
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  • We enjoyed the tasting, and Johnny (I believe that was his name, but memory may be wrong after only a week and a half!) was lovely and a joy to talk with.
  • Annie was our server today; amazing customer service, a wide range of product knowledge, nice and tidy attire, a lovely person and a fantastic addition to your team . The wines were lovely, the bottles look classy, then environment is very clean and tidy. Highly recommend.
  • Lovely and where else can you sample wine on the side of a dormant volcano.
  • The wine was pretty good however, not sure if it was just the server that we had, but the tastings were done at tables instead of at the bar so a tasting that should have taken 10 min took about 45 and we weren't really provided with alot of information about the different wines. I think he realized the issue and apologized and did give us a free tasting of the tawny but still we would have liked to have had more time to maybe have a glass or two.
  • Great wines and service through our tasting. Learnt some very interesting facts about NZ and Australian wines. Also, what a great view!!

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