We have set up our tasting room at the top of the gondola, so that you can drop in and do a tasting and take a few bottles home. Bring a big gang if you like or come on your own. Alternatively you can relax with a glass of wine and something to eat and soak up the view.  If you are bringing a group, let us know so we can reserve a space for you.

Have to be honest, wasn’t expecting much and initially just to waste time but was totally blown away and ended up buying a few bottles!! Sitting on the couch, watching the sunset, and drinking some amazing wine was definitely a highlight of our trip to Rotorua!! Annie was absolutely gorgeous!! Such a personalised experience and the wine was amazing (and in my travels around the world working in the hospitality industry I’ve tried a lot of wine)!! Absolutely a must do!!

Ben Thomas

opening hours for tasting room at the top of skyline gondola

Summer (October – April) 11am – 6pm, last wine tasting time 6pm
Winter (May – September)  11am – 5.30pm, last wine tasting time 5.30pm

Due to liquor licensing regulations the Volcanic Hills Winery and Tasting Room are closed on Good Friday (30 March 2018), Easter Sunday (1 April 2018) and will open at 1pm on Anzac Day (25 April 2018)

tasting options

$42.50 return gondola ride and wine tasting for 5 wines when purchased at the bottom of the gondola
$30.00 return gondola
$15.00 taste all 5 wines we make (30-45 mins)
$10.00 taste 3 wines of your choice (15-30 mins)


$10.00 glass of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay or Pinot Gris
$13.00 glass of Pinot Noir
$22.50 Cheese Board
$25.00 Antipasto Platter
$6.50 Wedges and Sour Cream
$10.50 Bread and Dips

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