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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.