After setting up Volcanic Hills in 2009 and using borrowed winery space, we opened our Tasting Room with a gorgeous view overlooking Lake Rotorua, at the top of the Skyline Gondola in 2012. Our winery at the base of the Gondola opened for the 2013 winemaking vintage.
You’d be right in thinking there are no wine grapes in Rotorua! We are often asked why we are here. By being where the people are (both domestic and international visitors), we have brought the wine to the people, often saving a long drive to traditional wine regions. This allows us also to pick and choose where our grapes come from, not restricting us to the loyalty of one region.
We get to choose the best we believe each region has to offer, make our wines in Rotorua and share them with you. No supermarkets, just hand chosen outlets, restaurants and hotels.