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Bladen Cellar Door

83 Conders Bend Road | Renwick, Renwick 7243, New Zealand
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Ranked #5 of 8 attractions in Renwick
Type: Wineries
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Perth, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Well worth a visit to sample a small, family winery that has some very interesting wines. The owners are very friendly and the tasting area is very rustic - quite a change from the bigger wineries.

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Canada
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8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

This was our last cellar door on our wine tour. One of our faves. The owner has a friendly red setter dog and the outdoor setting was lovely. The wines superb.

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Oakland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We arrived on bikes about 1/2 hour before closing. We chatted with the owner while tasting, and really enjoyed the stories about how they started the winery. We ended up buying two bottles.

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

I stopped by the Bladen cellar door because several other guests at my hotel said it was their favorite stop. What a great recommendation...it's a small, family-run winery with lots of passion. My favorite was the Cab-Merlot blend. They charge for the tasting, but if you buy a bottle, they reduce the price by the tasting fee.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

What a wonderful experience we shared at the bladen cellar door! Beautiful surroundings, a very homely feel! Deni our host was lots of fun and knowledgeable! Beautiful wines! Best kept secret in marlborough!

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

After visiting a number of Blenheim area wineries and being served indifferent wines by indifferent staff, we stumbled upon this gem. Great wines, explained with enthusiasm and real knowledge by the lovely daughter of the family. No wonder we were happy to purchase! Definitely not one to miss if you are in the area.

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Fairlight, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

If you're planning a wine-sampling trip around Blenheim, then get Bladen on your list. There are bigger and more well-known places in the area, but Bladen has some excellent wines and a really lovely cellar door. It was recommended to us by Paul at St Leonard's Vineyard Cottages (where we were staying) and I'm really glad he mentioned it as... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

We showed up on a rainy day on bicycles, but were welcomed to taste the wine. It was not our warmest welcome of the day, but we could see the focus was on the wine. They produced a small selection of wine, but a unique one at that. I liked the simplicity of the tasting room, which was understated to... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

Well worth a visit to this family run winery and cellar door. Fantastic hosts and great wine

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Hastings, New Zealand
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6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

Bladen makes some of the most interesting and unique wines in Marlborough., and they are difficult to buy elsewhere in New Zealand. Among my favourites are the Reisling and the Pinot Gris. It is a small family winery and therefore I don't begrudge them charging for tasting. If you purchase a bottle, this charge is of course waived.

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