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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 4.30pm for lunch, platters and wine tastings. Our full menu is available until 4.00pm.



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 $20 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 beautiful fresh fare while sipping on our iconic Central Otago wines.

On a fine day the outdoor terrace is the perfect spot to enjoy lunch 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.

Our kitchen team produces imaginative cuisine showcasing fresh produce that celebrates the flavours of the region.

Our Cellar Door & Restaurant in beautiful Bannockburn is open from from Wednesday to Sunday from 10.30am until 4.30pm for wine tastings, with our full menu available until 4.00pm.

Reservations can be made below via our online booking system or call us on 03 445 3445. Please note we are closed public holidays and 24 December.


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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