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Spy Valley Wines

37 Lake Timara Rd, Blenheim, New Zealand
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Ranked #9 of 38 Activities in Blenheim
Type: Wineries
Owner description: Spy Valley is one of Marlborough's leading family-owned 'global boutique' companies. Youthful and exuberant wines are crafted using modern winemaking... more » Owner description: Spy Valley is one of Marlborough's leading family-owned 'global boutique' companies. Youthful and exuberant wines are crafted using modern winemaking techniques by winemaker Paul Bourgeois and his team. The cellar door has free tastings of the full Spy Valley wine range with selected Envoy wines and olive oil tasting. We also have: - free WIFI - outdoor tables for a picnic - a kid's corner - free espresso coffee for the sober driver. We are the 2013 Winner of the "Best of Wine Tourism" award for Architecture and Landscapes. « less
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Prophetstown, Illinois
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108 reviews 108 reviews
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100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We have enjoyed Spy Valley wines in the U.S. were looking forward to our visit. We were not disappointed. The most fun is connecting the name with the locale. It is located in an area called "Spy Valley" due to 2 large globe like radio communication globes just down the road. We had not noticed that the label as morse... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

Our first stop today and our favorite while touring the Marlborough wine region. We are not huge white wine lovers but theirs were good and their few reds were very nice and tasty. They do a good job of being hip with all their attention to detail considering they are in the "Spy Valley Region." (think James Bond) The woman... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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78 reviews 78 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We visited here today for a wine tasting. The host kindly asked where we were from, and introduced us to the others tasting. We ended up being a large group of 10 tasting. Sadly my favourite wine, the oaked Chardonnay wasn't for sale...all sold out! Which was the main reason why I visited. Never mind we bought some other great... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We loved this winery and the quirky touches. Everything is spy-themed without being juvenile or overpowering; they have some lovely Tshirts (although perhaps a bit expensive) and baseball caps etc. Nicely themed on the local spy satellite station. We enjoyed the sense of humour in the building and surrounds; the high windows on the left above the moat as you... More

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Visited here before Christmas en route to Nelson Region and were welcomed warmly- activities and drinks were provided for the kids, a lovely proper cup of coffee for the driver, who couldn't do tastings :-(. The taster had a great time and chose the Sauv Blanc and the Pinot Gris, and a lovely olive oil. A special place on a... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Whether you are into wine or not, Spy Valley is a great place to visit. What I like the best here - in addition to the wines of course - is to park the car and just take some time out, chatting with the wonderful and knowledgeable staff who is very welcoming, sit down at the outdoor cafe and just... More

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Bedminster, New Jersey
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We were really impressed and pleasantly surprised with the Spy Valley wines...especially with how great the reds were! We also enjoyed the view and the history of where Spy Valley got its name. It's definitely worth a visit! :)

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Bristol
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

A small winery that produces a seriously wonderful sauv blanc.It is little wonder their wines collect awards!

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Lafayette, Indiana
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26 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

While many wineries charge for tasting, Spy Valley has no charge. The winery has several interesting sculptures and a great view! A fun place to visit and learn about their wines!

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Long Beach
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We really enjoyed the wines at Spy Valley. It was honestly one of our favorite wineries we visited. The location is beautiful and the play off of the local "secret" base is pretty fun.

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