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Mt Difficulty Wines Cellar Door

73 Felton Road, Bannockburn, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
+64 3-445 3445
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Mt Difficulty Wines is located in Bannockburn, between the Queenstown Lakes district and Central Otago. Mt Difficulty's Cellar Door and Restaurant sit on a rocky outcrop, high above the winery on Felton Road. It's the perfect spot to experience Mt Difficulty's unique hospitality while taking in the venue's dramatic views. Wine tasting and sales available daily from 10.30am to 4.30pm (10.30am-5.30pm from Christmas until Easter) • Mt Difficulty and Roaring Meg wines available for tasting and purchase • Pinot Noir, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc • Domestic and international shipping options available Lunch is served from midday to 4pm, reservations essential.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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LOCATION
73 Felton Road, Bannockburn, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
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+64 3-445 3445
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"gold coin donation"
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"knowledgeable staff"
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"stunning views"
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"fantastic wine"
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"pinot noir"
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"great setting"
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"single vineyard"
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"otago region"
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"bought wine"
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"tasting experience"
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"tasting room"
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"worth a stop"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed yesterday

We spent a great time there enjoying a wine tasting session. Excellent, knowledgeable hostess who was very pleasant and helpful. They were great wines too!! Definitely recommend this activity.

Thank Heather S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an excellent experience here. The sales lady was knowledgeable and there is a good selection of different wine varieties. The location is fabulous.

Thank kiwisqurt
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit. The wine was very nice. The food was great service as great as well. The view unfortunately was white with fog. I am sure the view would be sooo good it the fog had lifted. Over all had a time

Thank Rae B
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

The tasting at Mt Difficulty would have to be the best we had ever experienced. The server was incredibly knowledgeable & as excited as we were by the range and quality of wine she was serving! We had great pleasure purchasing fantastic wine! We will...More

Thank hullson
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

The setting for this wine cellar and restaurant is magnificent - almost like desert mesas in the American southwest with lush vineyards plunked down right in the middle of them. The cellar door and restaurant is atop this and affords a magnificent view as well...More

Thank SlothRescue
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

A long anticipated visit; travelling with my Grandson and experiencing the wonderful food and wines of NZ, this was the crowning experience. Very satisfying tasting experience of a wide variety of wines; and then paring with a most delectable meal. Such beautiful scenery and a...More

Thank Bishwaroop M
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We popoed in fir a quick wine tasting for just 2 dollars per person you couldn't complain, the lady behind the bar was really friendly not pushy at all and we walked away with wine savers, glasses and yet more wine

Thank Melissa H
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

My wife did the wine tasting, while I admired the view and took photographs. Staff were very friendly and helpful. It was interesting to see the vines growing next to such arid terrain.&

Thank Chris P
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

We had some time restriction but were very pleased to visit this Winery, which has probably one of the best elevated scenic views available in Bannockburn. The wine consultant at the Cellar was very knowledgeable and friendly, and the quality of the wine options was...More

Thank Peter A
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

We love everything about this spot. Perhaps we feel such affinity because a few of our forebears spent so much time sluicing and dredging and drinking up here in the bad old days. Mt Difficulty have done a wonderful job of creating this dining location...More

Thank OldGoatsKnowBest
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