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 : 11.30 am – 4.30 pm

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

We do charge a small $5 fee per person for tasting, however this is absolutely refundable if you decide to purchase any of our wines.

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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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