Floating Rock Vineyard
The Floating Rock Winery and Café is more than just a fabulous vineyard; it’s a unique experience for visitors and guests. Located above the Kuratau River, on the edge of ancient Lake Taupo, we produce an exclusive range of wines from Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir vines planted in 2004. Reflecting our commitment to the community and the environment our vineyard has been accredited as “Sustainable” by Sustainable Wines NZ. Our philosophy is an experience you’ll never forget, that doesn’t cost the earth.
The Floating Rock vineyard has been established on deep pumice and gravel soils laid down by the many volcanic eruptions that have shaped the region. Coupled with the warm days and cool nights during the summer ripening period, this helps produce wines with distinct, and delicious, varietal characteristics. To ensure our wines reflect the regional terroir, they are all produced from handpicked grapes harvested from our single block vineyard.
Floating Rock Cafe
Situated at the tranquil heart of our beautiful vineyard you’ll find our welcoming Floating Rock Winery & Cafe. Offering sweeping views of the majestic Mt Rangitukua and the stunning Kuratau River valley, it’s the perfect venue for a quiet lunch, a group get-together, or special occasion. If you’re planning a birthday or party, we’d love to hear your plans.
Nestled in the centre of our peaceful vineyard you’ll find our 2 and 3 bedroom chalets. These private hideaways feature a spacious, open and comfortable living space with well-appointed kitchen facilities. With floor to ceiling windows you’ll feel like you’re a part of the vineyard, that’s if you can drag yourself away from the verandah and that glass of wine!
The bedrooms are beautifully furnished, and the sumptuous linen on the luxurious beds is all provided, so you can’t fail to enjoy a well-earned and restful night’s sleep. And in the morning you can start the day feeling refreshed and revitalised thanks to our complimentary hand-made, natural toiletries.