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Rockburn Wines - CLOSED

cnr Mc Nulty Rd and Gair Ave, Cromwell, New Zealand
+64 3-445 0555
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At present no appointment time is needed, but we understand that Rockburn are to start requiring an... read more

Reviewed December 15, 2016
smithnz
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Tasting Room in an Industrial Estate

The warehouse in the Industrial Estate was not ideal however this could have been overshadowed if... read more

Reviewed December 14, 2016
78McM
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Sydney, Australia
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VISIT OUR CELLAR DOOR ANY TIME OF YEAR Rockburn Wines is a key producer of six varietals. We take our name from the rugged rock-strewn, burn-scarred landscape of Central Otago. The climate and conditions here are extreme, but so is the local passion for wine, in particular Pinot Noir. The fruit from Rockburn's carefully sited vineyards blend in harmony to yield a pure expression of Central Otago. Winemaker Malcolm Rees-Francis' zeal for Central Otago Pinot Noir is evident in the finely textured, silky charm exhibited in every vintage. As well as award winning Pinot Noir, Rockburn produce a number of high quality white wines including Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc.
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  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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cnr Mc Nulty Rd and Gair Ave, Cromwell, New Zealand
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+64 3-445 0555
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Reviewed December 15, 2016

At present no appointment time is needed, but we understand that Rockburn are to start requiring an appointment time. Besides tasting their wines, we and others there at the time where given information about other wineries to visit or places to eat.

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Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

The warehouse in the Industrial Estate was not ideal however this could have been overshadowed if the person behind the counter had some passion or knowledge of the wines on the Sunday that we visited. It was a shame as there was one wine which...More

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Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

As the title suggests, Nicola was awesome! She made us very welcome and appreciated. She was not only very knowledgeable about the wines she was serving but also very interested in learning about us. It was an all around delightful experience. This place is definitely...More

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Reviewed September 22, 2015

My husband and I have visited all the wine regions in NZ, and some others throughout the world. The service here from Nic, is one of the best we have ever experienced. She is knowledgeable and friendly, and gave us good reviews on the wine...More

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Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

We had driven past many times but never ventured inside. The location (in the commercial area) wasn't giving any clues to what we'd find inside. The wine selection is extraordinary and the staff so knowledgeable and friendly. No need to be a wine expert to...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2015

What a great wine tasting clear door. Nicely appoint in the middle of an industrial area on the way to Bannockburn. Great and knowledgeable service. Amazing Pinots. Devils staircase as in an excellent example of an entry level Pinot that is great quality, great value...More

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Reviewed March 22, 2015

This winery may not have the stunning location of many others here but don't let the industrial estate put you off. Rockburn Pinots are consistently amongst the best in Otago and on our recent visit we were not disappointed. In fact we were elated.....there was...More

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Reviewed March 16, 2015

When we visited NZ in 2012, we discovered Central Otago Pinot Noir and were immediately seduced by Devil's Staircase because it is a pure, straight forward fruity wine, which is produced without any contact with oak. Only very ripe grapes are used and the winemaking...More

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RockburnWines, Guest Relations Manager at Rockburn Wines, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2015

Thank you Carlos. It was a pleasure to meet you and your wife and we welcome you back anytime you are in the area.

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Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visited Rockburn Wines as a result of tripadvisor reviews, and how right they were. Delicious wines and fabulous service and advice from Nic at the tasting, we spent far longer than we intended there on our way to Fjordland, but well worth it. Thank...More

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Reviewed October 23, 2014

When working out your itinerary for Central Otago Cellar Door visits I recommend Rockburn. Cellar Door Manager Nic Taylor makes everyone feel welcome and imparts knowledge of the wines and the region in a personable manner. It goes without saying that the wines are fab...More

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