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Our Cellar Door and Restaurant sits high above the Mt Difficulty winery on Felton Road, perched on a rocky outcrop looking across the Cromwell Basin to Lake Dunstan.

The contemporary building was first opened in February 2003, with the wine tasting counter and the restaurant sharing the space inside. In 2011 the decision was made to create a separate wine tasting area to improve the experience of both wine enthusiasts and diners. The new Cellar Door extension opened in May 2012 allowing us to welcome many more friends, both new and old, to share a little of the essence of Central Otago with us.

Visit us at the home of Mt Difficulty for wine tastings, exquisite food, and stunning views. We are open from Wednesday to Sunday from 10.30am till 4pm for platters and wine tastings.



The Cellar Door at Mt Difficulty showcases its wines to thousands of visitors annually. It's the perfect spot to experience Mt Difficulty's unique hospitality while taking in the magical views of Bannockburn's dramatic rugged rock and thyme landscape.

Passionate staff who will cater to your tastes and level of wine experience, offering a full range of Mt Difficulty and Roaring Meg wines for $10 per person.

All wines are available for purchase, with national and international wine delivery options. While you’re here we invite you to join our Wine Clubs, which offer members the chance to buy wines at special "members only" prices. Find out more…


Our Restaurant at Mt Difficulty provides a relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy our world famous Mt Difficulty platter while sipping on our iconic Central Otago wines.

On a fine day the outdoor terrace is the perfect spot enjoy our seasonal platters that celebrate the flavours of the region alongside the unique views of the Cromwell Basin. During winter our spectacular view can be enjoyed from behind glass with fireplaces providing warmth and ambience.

During the summer months, we will be exclusively offering our famous Mt Difficulty platter instead of our à la carte menu. To finish indulge in a selection of sweet treats or a cheese board.

Our famous platter changes daily and includes an assortment of beautiful fresh fare such as smoked salmon, marinated mussels, roast vegetable salad, cured meats, hummus, toasted artisan bread and other seasonal antipasto. Call us for today's selection. Platters are $70 for 2 people or $135 for 4 people to share.

Our Cellar Door & Restaurant in beautiful Bannockburn is open from from Wednesday to Sunday from 10.30am until 4pm for platters and wine tastings.

Reservations can be made below via our online booking system or call us on 03 445 3445. Note, we can accommodate walk-in groups of up to six people for tastings only.

We are closed the following dates:
24th, 25th, 26th and 27th December
1st, 2nd and 3rd January
7th April (Good Friday)
25th April (Anzac Day)


The Winery Restaurant at Mt Difficulty is available for private functions by prior arrangement. Please note that opportunities for evening functions are limited. A venue hire charge applies to all evening functions and also to daytime functions which require us to close the restaurant to the general public. The charge is dependent on a number of factors.
Please note that there is no availability for evening functions during our busy summer months.

We specialise in small intimate parties, with 38 people the maximum number we can cater for. The outdoor terrace is not weather-proof so its use is weather dependent.

The venue is licensed until 11.30pm.

Our Head Chef and incredible team can create a menu to suit your requirements.


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