Rotorua Wine Tasting

Volcanic Hills Tasting Room – Skyline Rotorua


Come enjoy a wine tasting and soak up the magnificent view overlooking Rotorua town & lake, or just relax with a glass of wine and something to eat.

Our tasting room sits at the top of the gondola at Skyline Rotorua.


Come and enjoy a wine tasting and chat about all things wine. 

Our wine tastings are a little different, we won’t bamboozle you with confusing jargon, but focus on what you enjoy in a wine and why. Everyone’s relationship with wine is different and we love hearing your stories, experiences and history. 

Wine Tasting Options

$50.00 return gondola ride and wine tasting for 5 wines when purchased at the bottom of the gondola or through the Skyline Website.

$35.00 return gondola
$17.00 taste 5 wines (30-45 mins)
$12.00 taste 3 wines (15-30 mins)

Winter Special – Mulled Wine $9 a glass


Pre-purchase your tickets online & skip the queues!

Terms and Conditions apply – please see further details on the Skyline website.

Wine Tasting Opening Hours

From 7 Feb, our opening hours in the Tasting Room are:
Thursdays 12-5pm
Fridays 12-6pm
Saturdays 12-6pm
Sundays 12-5pm
Closed Monday to Wednesday.

School Holiday Opening Hours 16-30 April 2022

Open daily 12-6pm except 15 April Good Friday (closed), 17 Apr Easter Sunday (closed) and 25 April Anzac Day (1-6pm). 

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

You must be over the age of 18 to partake in Wine Tasting at our Rotorua Tasting Room, however under 18s are welcome to join their parent or legal guardian on their visit to the Tasting Room

Covid Protection Framework 🚦

From 5 April 2022, guests will no longer be required to present a Vaccine Pass in order to access Skyline Rotorua or the Volcanic Hills Tasting Room. 

Mask wearing is required inside the buildings, but may be removed once enjoying our wine.

Wine Sales & Dine In Menu

Wines are available by the glass or bottle to drink in the Tasting Room (as well as to take away).  A selection of platters are also available to enjoy with your wine.

Group Tastings

We have plenty of room in our Tasting Room for groups and events. If you are bringing a group, let us know so we can reserve a space for you.

Online Wine Sales

Our wine is available to buy 24/7 through our online shop.


Check out a 360° Tour of our Rotorua Tasting Room

Come and check out the view for yourself!

360 Tour delivered by ScanView

The Volcanic Hills Winery is located at the base of Mount Ngongotaha, where the Skyline Gondola begins.

This is where we bring all our grapes back from vineyards in Marlborough, Hawkes Bay, Central Otago, Gisborne and Wairarapa and turn them into delicious wine.

The winery is generally open by appointment only so please get in touch if you wish to come in – but if we are there feel free to pop in and say hi!

Corporate Wine Tastings

We can host a variety of events for you, either at our place or yours.

Please get in touch for any Corporate/Private Functions you would like Volcanic Hills to host or be involved with – taste@volcanichills.co.nz

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