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Cloudy Bay

Address: Jacksons Road, Rapaura, Blenheim, New Zealand
Phone Number: 520 9140
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Rapaura
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Activities: Wine tasting
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Owner description: This winery's sauvignon blanc brought international attention to New Zealand's wine region.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
22 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Congratulations to the conglomerate which owns and markets Cloudy Bay wines. Depending on preference all of the wines tasted could be deemed outstanding. The setting is beautiful and the staff super friendly/ knowledgable. But to maintain the brands standing do you really have to charge anything up to $20? Please review this policy so that more people have an opportunity... More

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Sydney, Australia
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103 attraction reviews
2,718 helpful votes 2,718 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Cloudy Bay vineyard is located in Jackson's Road in the heart of the Marlborough wine region just down the road from Allan Scott winemakers. Cloudy Bay is one of my favourite NZ wines & I was hanging out to try a few wines. There are different costs related to what wine tasting you want. However; you do get it back... More

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Spratton, Uk
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86 reviews 86 reviews
26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Having drunk Cloudy Bay at home it was great to visit the winery. We were made to feel very welcome and tasted a selection of wines, some of which you can only get directly from the winery. A really good visit.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Brilliant wine, nice hosts, lots of souvenirs, awesome location. Oh, did I mention how good the Pinot Noir is? I purchased several candles and have received many complements on the room fragrance they create.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We had a personal wine tour with Rachel who was such a joy and an amazing connoisseur on the local wines and wine in general. We did a full wine tasting from bubbles through whites to reds , enjoyed a few local platters and enjoyed the back yard patio as well as their fireplace lit tasting room. Brought our kids... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

There are three options for their wine tasting each costing a different amount. We went for the $15 option because we wanted to try the late harvest (we got $5 back with purchase). The woman serving us was friendly and full of good information about their wines.

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Singapore, Singapore
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Very very beautiful sceneries around the winery, nice setting and a very lovely yard, we ordered goat cheese which was very nice. Only thing which I didn't rate them 5 stars was that the wine tasting staff, though not rude but I can't help feel she was reading a script, no passion and just want to finish the process. Unlike... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Great location and gardens. Very well run, great deal of space and seating to enjoy the tasting experience. Fabulous sparkling wine, a knock out. Earlier review about paying., so what, you are on holiday. Suppose you asked to take the dregs away with you. No more CB!! More for me...

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Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We spent 4 days visiting 14 wineries, and thoroughly enjoyed the welcome, people, ambience and of course the wines from the Marlborough region. Cloudy Bay however, notwithstanding the obvious investment and slick operation, was the only one where we left feeling disappointed, and buying only bottles rather than cases. You had to pay for tastings, felt like you were being... More

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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124 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Nice setting and rather distant team who work behind the counter. Having visited several cellar doors earlier in the day where there was no charge. to come to one of the largest and find you had to pay $10 for 5 wines was VERY diappointing - surely they can afford to do tastings for free - I will never drink... More

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