Cellar Door

A sensory experience that could originate from nowhere else.

2020 Winner Te Kano Award 2020 Winner Te Kano Award

Our Experience

Hidden amongst the vines of our Eliza vineyard, cantilevered out across the incredible landscape of the Kawarau River and looking out to the mountains beyond, our cellar door is the perfect way to experience Te Kano.

This welcoming space invites you to linger on the terrace surrounded by our collection of beautiful artworks. Our cellar door also offers a unique opportunity to sample our craft. Small batch and single vineyard wines, often exclusively available to wine club members, are also available here. Our Mini Deli offers various delicious nibbles where you can build your own picnic to accompany your wine tasting experience.

Our Cellar Door and Deli is open from 10.30AM to 4:30PM, Thursday to Monday.

We are open on Public Holidays, excluding Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day and New Years Day.

We are open from 1:00PM on Anzac Day.

Home: 03 928 6951

Email: experience@tekanoestate.com

You’ll find our Cellar Door at 92 Felton Road, among some of New Zealand’s most highly regarded Pinot Noir vineyards.

The duality of Central Otago

Stark, rugged and powerful are words most often used to describe the unique landscapes of Central Otago. The region is renowned for its snow-capped mountains, these towering sentinels feeding crystal clear alpine lakes through searing summers and freezing winters.

There is also a softer side to our home, be it the delicacy of an alpine flower sheltering on the valley floor or the burst of Kōwhai blossoms amongst shattered rock and mine workings. Our Central Otago lifestyle celebrates both sides in good measure, bringing together the power and fragility that define our land.

The Architecture

Some buildings simply feel like they belong in their environment, as if they have been somehow grown rather than made.

The award winning design of our cellar door creates that feeling. Here a weathered steel and untreated timber exterior gives way to a luxurious and polished interior, capturing the unique blend of raw power, natural complexity and refined sophistication that defines Central Otago and our wines.

Local architectural firm Mason and Wales delivered on the brief to highlight the beauty of the surrounding environment while staying true to our vision of a sustainable project. Using repurposed shipping containers to cantilever the building from the existing landform, along with untreated external materials and sustainable interior fittings, they created a bold statement which has won acclaim from competition judges and visitors alike.

Now locally sourced native plantings grow around the new structure, joining our iconic Kōwhai trees to nourish the native birds and bees in the area.


However, you choose to visit us, whether it be by car, helicopter or cycle, we ensure a seamless, memorable experience. From mid 2025, we will be on the cycle trail from Queenstown to Clyde, the perfect stop for a cheeky tasting and snack on your journey. We can also send wine to your home in New Zealand or abroad, or we can reserve the wine for you to pick up when you have transport.