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CARDRONA makes us smile!

Kinross is on top of the clouds- happy- to be one of Cardrona's partners as this means such cool things for our guests in Winter. ...

July 10, 2017

Infamous Gibbston Winter Quiz

Hosted by spectacular Quizmasters Timbo & Crabbe, our awesome Quiz Night is about to kick off! Teams up to 4 people $20 per team- All funds raised go towards a local cause. Do you think you have what it takes to become the 2017 Kinross Quiz Champions? The concept is super simple, gather a team with an abundance of random knowledge & earn points over the course of the 5 nights to stay on top of the league table- 3 for a win, 2 for a 2nd and 1 for a 3rd... Quiz Night is held every 2n...

June 6, 2017

Winemaker Weekends: 5 Exclusive Escapes

Picture this… Sitting by the fire with your partner, surrounded by vines & snow capped mountains for a whole weekend dedicated to wine. This year, we are hosting five exclusive winemakers weekends at Kinross Cottages in Gibbston- the most southern wine making region in the world. ...

May 11, 2017

We love mums because they are awesome.

Without mums, none of us would be here. They take care of us, feed us, hug us, support us, wipe our sore-bits, solve our shenanigans and are all round super special human beings. We admire you ladies & could not be more grateful! You guys ROCK. ...

April 28, 2017

Making the world a better place

We are but one 40acre patch on earth and are committed to making a difference. A little effort goes a long way and we are determined to make our footprint slightly smaller! As a boutique hotel, surrounded by greenery & vines, it is easy to see why the environment means so much to us- seeing this place grow means a lot to our whole team. We would all like to protect and preserve this area as much as possible so that our families get to enjoy it in years to come. ...

January 26, 2017

New Years Eve at Kinross

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December 29, 2016

We love our guests!

Amazing Kinross Cottages We were thrilled when our three sons gave us tickets for the NZ Golf Open in March to mark our 50th Wedding Anniversary. We were delighted to also be given two nights at Kinross Cottages. We decided, after viewing the website, that we should stay an extra night at our expense. Great decision. Very often the anticipation isn't reflected in the 'actual' when one arrives at the destination. This is not the case with Kinross Cottages. Lizzie and Adam greeted us and i...

September 23, 2016

Art classes start again this Spring!

We have just had such exciting news, Vino da Vinci Painting Classes & Wine Tasting sessions are to resume in the vines this spring. Imagine sitting down at your own art station with all art supplies provided and organized, surrounded by nature with a kind, knowledgeable and fun art teacher ready to take you on a journey. Liisa Garceau has a relaxed hands on approach to teaching and welcomes any level of skill to join her classes. A now resident artist in the area, she creates bespoke art...

September 7, 2016

The perfect destination all year round...

Immersed in beautiful blossoming vineyards in the summer, our lovely site is as equally as special during the winter months. The abundance of snow tipped mountains make Kinross the perfect place to kick back and relax after a long day on the slopes. Our overly friendly ducks will give you a warm welcome as you arrive. They are becoming quite famous on social media these days, so try not to be too star struck when you meet them... For guests, we have a drying room which is perfect for hanging u...

August 8, 2016

Under a sea of stars

Our hot tub, nestled into the hillside behind the duck pond, is the ideal place to relax after a 'tough' day skiing or snowboarding in the Queenstown area. The cedar & aluminum hot tub is a very exciting addition to Kinross and gives guests an opportunity to enjoy the stars in the peace and quiet of Gibbston. Where better to enjoy a bottle of Pinot Noir? ...

June 12, 2016

There is a whole world out there!

After a hectic, but extremely fun 7 months running Kinross Cottages, it is time for us all to take a wee moment to take a step back (or to the side for a sneaky cha cha cha) to see all of the changes that have come into effect since the new management team have arrived. So much has happened... We have literally hit the ground running and in the last 6 month period, we have; opened the cafe, began serving Saturday brunch, held our first beautiful wedding, formed an awesome team, welcomed helicop...

May 19, 2016

Meetings, meetings and more meetings!

Kinross is the ideal destination for your next management retreat, sales meeting or team building event. With accommodation on site for up to 24 people, great catering, and a myriad of wine experiences to try, Kinross will be something fun and different for your team. Our meeting room has all the facilities you need; Air-conditioning, free ultrafast wifi / broadband, 42" TV with HDMI cable, large whiteboard, break out room and fabulous catering. But the best part is the view! The room can...

April 16, 2016

Kinross welcome a delicious new wine partner

We are delighted to welcome Coal Pit as our latest wine partner as we bid farewell to Soho Wine in our endeavour to focus on local flavours. Our cellar door is situated in the heart of Gibbston Valley and is open all year round for you to enjoy our carefully selected range of wine from boutique Gibbston wineries. Becoming the official cellar door for Coal Pit Wine, in addition to our wonderful group of wine partners, will enable us to provide an even better Gibbston Wine experience for visit...

April 16, 2016

Craft Beer right at home at Kinross

The introduction of Invercargill Brewery's craft beer on tap at the Kinross Store, has been well received by guests and locals alike. Adding magnificently to Kinross's already popular wine, coffee and platter offerings, the beer is proving popular any day of the week. Jeremaia has selected the BMan Pilsner, Nally's Cider, Pitch Black Stout and Stanley Green Pale Ale from the Invercargill Brewery range and reports that each brew has its keen followers. Invercargill Brewery has been brewing be...

August 25, 2015

We love our wine partners!

We are so pleased to be working with our 6 wine partners - Valli, Hawkshead, Soho, Wild Irishman and Domaine Thompson. Yes I know that is only 5, but watch this space, the 6th one is a new, local Gibbston label launching very shortly! These 6 labels represent some of the legends of the Central Otago and Gibbston wine communities. Valli and Hawkshead, both multiple award winning labels, are our immediate neighbours, and we are delighted to be their cellar door in Gibbston. Wild Irishman is Al...

August 4, 2015

Thank you Amanda!

Amanda Grove has a cool blog site livinginanotherlanguage.com. In March, she and partner Derik stayed with us and this was her blog post.......(Thanks heaps Amanda!) In the 5 years we have been together, Derik and I have never made elaborate plans to celebrate Valentine's Day. However, this year I wanted to do something special 'just because,' and planned a weekend getaway in Queenstown. I booked our stay at Kinross Cottages last minute, and really had no idea what to expect, except that the p...

April 29, 2015

Gibbston's Big Party - Wine, Food and Fun!

Yes, its that time of year again when the producers of Gibbston showcase their finest wine and food. Located in the beautiful Queenstown Gardens only 5 minutes walk from downtown Queenstown, from 10am - 6pm Sat 21 March. Kinross Cottages will be there right by the entrance with Octane coffee on sale and a special prize draw to enter. Come and visit us anytime on the day. Other highlights are the wine and food masterclasses run on the hour for 45 mins. Don't miss Sean Connelly from SKYCITY's...

March 13, 2015

Kinross welcomes our new-ish managers!

Its almost a bit late to welcome them - they have been at Kinross for 5 months already now! But after being thrown in the deep end just a few short weeks before the crazy season started, we are now able to introduce them to you properly. Lizzie and Adam have been living for the last 15 years in the south of France, both working in different areas of the Super Yacht industry. Adam as an on board chef and Lizzie as a Sales and Marketing Manager. Lizzie hails originally from the Borders of S...

March 2, 2015

Valentines Day - Is true romance dead in 2015?

Like many modern holidays and festivals, St. Valentine's Day began as a christian celebration for the saint named Valentinus. Martyrdom stories are also told of St Valentine of Rome - who was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry. According to legend, during his imprisonment he healed the daughter of his jailer, Asterius. An embellishment to this story adds that before his execution he wrote her a letter signed "Your Valentine" as a farewell. So you can s...

February 2, 2015

Kinross General Store Open Now!

We are extremely excited to let you all know that the General Store at Kinross Cottages is officially open, we have some fabulous suppliers & products in stock right now, including: Zamora hand cured meats & fine meat cuts, European fresh breads delivered daily, We have a bread menu available, so if you have that important dinner coming up just let us now what you need and we will order it in for you on demand! Octane fresh Espresso coffee & freshly ground blends for takeaway ...

December 16, 2014

We still have accom for the Marathon!

The inaugural Queenstown Marathon is on 22 Nov.  Only 2 weeks to go so I hope you have been training hard!  This new marathon course begins in historic Arrowtown, skirts the picturesque Lake Hayes, winds into Frankton on a gentle undulating course, and then finally hugs the Lake Wakatipu shoreline into central Queenstown.  It must be the most beautiful course in NZ!We have a number of competitors staying with us already, who all say they wanted to run into Queenstown, but then wan...

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