Cellar door and cafe

Our chic, contemporary cellar door is where you can taste a range of our opulent, quality portfolio of fine wines. The Desert Heart Cellar Door is stylish, convivial and inviting, an idyllic place to enjoy delicious food and exquisite wines whilst taking in the magnificent 360 degree views from the Kawarau River, Mt Difficulty, Gold Sluicing’s and the mighty Pisa Range. Come and enjoy an intimate tasting with owner Denny.

Our Cellar Door Opening Hours

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 11.30 to 4.30 pm.

For booking please call us on our mobile as we are busy at the cellar door and maybe we can’t see your email in time.

Delight in Desert Hearts gourmet platters and savour our light bites complimented with a glass of our excellent wines.

We do charge a small $10 fee per person for tasting, however this is absolutely refundable if you decide to purchase any of our wines.

Desert Heart BEAT 2021

28th February, Sunday

Jackie Bristow – singer/song writer, offering a blend of pop, alt country and roots music that is fresh, modern and uniquely her own.
Tickets available at – artscentral.co.nz or limited gate sales on the day (cash only).

14th March Sunday 

Midge Marsden and Chet O’Connell – rhythym and blues at its best. These two red-hot musicians and their unbridled energy combine to guarantee a rage of an afternoon.
Tickets available at – artscentral.co.nz, at Desert Heart Estate or limited gate sales on the day (cash only).

Chloe
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"Undisputedly the best platter in Central Otago - an absolute delight on Felton Road. Beautiful, truly delectable wines, especially their 2012 Pinot and a seriously drinkable chardonnay that could spark a chardonnay renaissance. Jane and Denny are the perfect Kiwi hosts, boasting a comprehensive knowledge of the area, stories of the vintages that can only enhance the tasting experience and absolute masters in the kitchen. With its beautiful outlook across Bannockburn from the tasting room, Desert Heart sings true to the quality of wine this area of New Zealand is renowned for, further complemented up by the food and overall experience."
Stephen and Monique
Stephen and Monique
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I just wanted to let you know we just enjoyed the 2010 Bannockburn Pinot Noir. We purchased this at your Cellar door 3 years ago, liked it then and it's still drinking beautifully now.Thank you! "
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