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Brennan Wines

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“pinot noir”(15 reviews)
“cellar door”(8 reviews)
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Iconic Central Otago wines, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Tempranillo Rose - tastings - light lunches available or bring your own picnic
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86 Gibbston Back Road | Gibbston, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
+64 3-442 4315
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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful spot!! Best wines in Qtown!! Highly recommend. Beautiful outdoor area 🙌🏻 Fun staff & awesome place to visit $15 to taste 7 wines, or waived if you buy 2 bottles. Highly recommend!

Thank Jacqui B
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Spent a couple of hours at this small vineyard. Our host was so knowledgeable and friendly and the wines were superb, particularly the 2014 Pinot Noir!

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful spot with some good wines. A big thank you to Chris for being hospitable and accomodating while we waited for our friends to arrive.

Thank ktandalex
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Spectacular scenery, intimidate tasting room, loved both the Reds and the Whites and the bread and selection of dips was incredible

Thank Taylor D
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Great spot in the Gibbston Valley. Much quieter than the other wineries but the wines are superb and so is the setting. Enjoy a game of bocce sipping a world class Pinot, then settle in for a fantastic platter. Yum yum yum

Thank thegarvans
BrennanWines86, Manager at Brennan Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Thanks for the review - especially the 'world class Pinot' part! Very kind comments. Kind regards Brennan Wines

Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Walked in for a tasting, but were completely ignored as he was too busy with 1 other tasting. They look interesting but service isn’t great. Went to Peregrine winery instead just down the road, nice wines (especially the dry Riesling) and very good service.

Thank Rudy G
BrennanWines86, Manager at Brennan Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Hi Rudy G Apologies that our service wasn't up to scratch on your visit. We hope you'll visit again so that we can provide the usual customer service standard that we're known for. Kind regards Brennan Wines

Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

We had an afternoon free in Queenstown and decided to visit some wineries. Matthew from NZ win tours hosted us on our private tours and Brennan was our second stop. We had asked him to take us to small, boutique wineries where the passions of...More

Thank JimRiesterer
BrennanWines86, Manager at Brennan Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2018

Thank for you taking the time to write your review Jim, we really appreciate it and it's fantastic to hear you enjoyed your visit. NZ Wine Tours are a fabulous tour company to use, so I'm not surprised to hear you enjoyed your time with...More

Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

We arrived on bikes which we left outside, there were 3 people at the bar when we walked in. A very hostile blond lady behind the bar turned to us and spoke to us as if addressing naughty children: ‘move your bikes onto the cycle...More

Thank Mark C
BrennanWines86, Manager at Brennan Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2018

Hi there Mark My apologies to hear you felt you were unwelcome, we always strive to make our cellar door an inviting and enjoyable environment, so our customer service must have slipped there. If you're from the area, or happen to be passing again on...More

Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

There is a tasting fee of $15 per person, which is only redeemable or refundable if you purchase at least two bottles of wine. In my opinion, this is excessive. I think visitors to the cellar door should be aware of this before arriving, to...More

Thank RhomboidSquare
BrennanWines86, Manager at Brennan Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback, we appreciate your comments. Great news to hear you enjoyed the wine, and as you say - the tasting fee is one of those unfortunate requirements to stay viable as a small, family-owned business. I'll...More

Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We were originally planning to go to Mt Rosa for a leisurely picnic but ended up at Brennan, which is right across the road from Mt Rosa as Mt Rosa looked crowded and the picnic tables were just ok. I am glad we ended up...More

Thank akhibhag
BrennanWines86, Cellar Door Manager at Brennan Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you so much for your review, and we're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your afternoon with us. Please do visit us again!

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