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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.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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73 Felton Road, Bannockburn, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
+64 3-445 3445
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a definite must do on your wine tour! Awesome views and superb service. Would have happily stayed there all day had we not been in a wine tour. Food superbly plated and generous proportions, wait staff discrete but attentive. Can’t wait to go...More

Thank Caprice T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sitting in a outdoor terrace with a lovely cup of coffee while my partner tastes the wines. Views over wineries through a broad valley with snow topped mountains in the distance. A beautifully appointed cellar door and restaurant. The wines? Tough call when you are...More

Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We visited the cellar door on recommendation from Food & Wine magazine. This place is beautiful, and if you dine here (we didn't) you can sit outside and enjoy the amazing view of their vineyards and Bannockburn's terrain. We were able to try several wines...More

Thank avidreaderatl
Reviewed 5 November 2017

we were a group of 20 visiting Bannockburn, the ladies we dealt with in the cellar door were so nice & Claire was very helpful & easy to make plans with via phone & understanding when our lunch ran late. As a larger group It...More

Thank Teri M
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Memorable meal and excellent service. I had pork belly and so filling . I tasted friends duck dish and it was amazing. Friend group raved about their meals and we did some wine tasting between courses. open kitchen which adds to the vibe. Will be...More

Thank herm5
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Our holiday to Central Otago was based on a desire to visit this winery as we had previously enjoyed their Pinot Noir. We were asked twice to move during our tasting to make way for other groups of guests and frankly felt pushed-aside. Having intended...More

1  Thank Juliet V
Jacqui R, Manager at Mt Difficulty Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Hi Juliet V, thanks for your recent visit. I am sorry that you were disappointed to be asked to move along the tasting counter to accommodate other guests during your wine tasting. Our venue is small and does not have any private wine tasting spaces...More

Reviewed 19 October 2017

What a fantastic setting to sit & try the wines which we enjoyed but we were made to feel as if we were a nuisance. We paid for 6 wine tastings but did not receive 6 of each kind of wine .We were hurried thru...More

1  Thank 777jakig
Jacqui R, Manager at Mt Difficulty Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Hi 777jakig Thanks for visiting recently and for taking the time to review your experience in our tasting room. Firstly, I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your wine tasting with Ness. However, I am sorry to hear that you felt rushed during...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful cellar door and surroundings. Wines of a high quality. Staff polite throughout. Scenic drive from Queenstown.

Thank akdow74
Reviewed 6 October 2017

This was our favorite winery of the day - both in taste as well as selection. The staff was very friendly and did a great job of catering the wine tastings to the personal preferences of our party. The Mt Difficulty range has big reds...More

Thank drjandthemissus
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful, stunning wine tasting and meal here today. The chef was off, so we had platters of cheese, breads and other delicious bites to eat. A wonderful location, stunning views and excellent wines. The wine tasting was very relaxed and allowed me...More

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