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Cottle Hill Winery

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Wine Bar
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28 Cottle Hill Drive, Kerikeri, New Zealand
+64 9-407 5203
10:00 - 17:00
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just outside of Kerikeri, we stopped by on a rainy day. Well worth the stop, greeted by impressive vineyard views. Upon entering the cellar door you are greeted by your knowledgeable host, who takes you on a journey of discovery; and graciously allows you to finish on your favourite, once what on offer has been sampled.

Thank Paul P
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We popped in for some wine tasting. Michael was very interesting and gave us some background to the wines we tasted. It is a pleasure to listen to the actual wine maker. The wines were delightful and they made ordering and delivery of wine back home very easy. Well worth spending some time here.

Thank Lisa D
Hannibal, Missouri
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Thought we would give this winery a go. Wonderful friendly prompt service with great food and Oh yes the wine was pretty awesome too.

Thank Debra B
B W, Owner at Cottle Hill Winery, responded to this review

Dear Debra B Thank you for your review of Cottle Hill Winery. I do need to point out that Cottle Hill does not have a restaurant and does not serve food. We are a winery and conduct wine tastings and sales. We have a wide range of wines, ports ( the white port being very popular) as well as a... More 

Taupo, New Zealand
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

The owners were very informative and helped us immediately even though they were busy. We found out a lot of new things about wine and port etc, and had a few tastings, ended up buying a few bottles to take home for us and gifts too yaay! Was a very nice atmosphere indeed. Thanks for having us, if we are... More 

Thank Rowzie_posie
New York City, New York
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

This was a very nice place to visit. Total Tours included this boutique winery on our visit: Mike, the owner, is enigmatic and informative. You will thoroughly enjoy a stop here. And the white port is terrific. Big recommend.

Thank Brian S
Surrey, Canada
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

Great little winery to stop by and try a few samples. The owner was very friendly and made us feel very welcome. We enjoyed our visit here and would recommend stopping by for a quick visit.

Thank Susan C
Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

This was our last stop on local winery tour. American lady serving us was great. Humorous and pleasant. Bought 2 bottles of port.

Thank SlonkieCanada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2015

I don't usually write reviews on bad experiences, but for this place I'll make an exception: Had the feeling that our arrival was a great inconvenience when the lady stood sullenly quiet behind the counter. Conversational engagement was similar to trying to get a teenage boy tell you about his school day and about as appealing as a dentist appointment... More 

2 Thank Redwoodie
B W, Owner at Cottle Hill Winery, responded to this review

Barbara Webb, Owner of Cottle Hill Winery, responded to this review, March 4, 2015. As the owner of a small winery I wear many hats, winemaker, accountant, production manager, marketing manager as well as front of house wine merchant and purveyor of wine knowledge. I also have another hat and that is of family member. Sadly I recently lost my... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014

Having been overwhelmed at the expensive and pretentious nature of most vineyards and wineries in guidebooks and leaflets we were thrilled to have stumbled upon Cottle Hill on a rainy drive North. We simply wanted a sampling experience with a brief tutorial and for $5 we were treated with friendly advice and invaluable guidance about the wine and ports on... More 

Thank jgp1991
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014 via mobile

pick of the winery's in kerikeri!! great wine topped with excellent service. we even stoped back in at the end of our winery tour to pick a few more bottles.

1 Thank Vanessa R
B W, Owner at Cottle Hill Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are always pleased when customers enjoy their wine tasting experience with us. Hopefully we will see you again. All the best, Barbara More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Wine Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Cottle Hill Drive, Kerikeri, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Kerikeri
  • Phone Number: +64 9-407 5203
Cottle Hill Winery is a boutique winery located in the lovely Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Founded in 1996 by Mike & Barbara Webb who sailed to New Zealand in their 35ft yacht Sprig from San Diego California. We do not have a restaurant facility but would encourage anyone who is interested in wine to visit us for a fun and informative wine tasting experience. We have a wide range of wines ports and wine spirits for you to try and of course purchase. Our motto is: Wine is for everyone and Everyday, Enjoy wine Enjoy Life.

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