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Wairau River Wines Restaurant

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11 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
+64 3-572 9800
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The menu at Wairau River Wines is built around the fresh produce that is...
The menu at Wairau River Wines is built around the fresh produce that is readily available in the Marlborough district.Enjoy matching our superb wines at cellar door prices with lunch in a relaxed informal environment either outside on the sun drenched lawns and verandahs or inside beside the large open fire in winter.The Rose family are pioneer grape growers in Marlborough, today their five children all take an active role in the business.
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Families with children

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  • 109
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Food!

The food and service was amazing! My partner and I share the salmon and pork belly and were very pleased.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
LisaChristine13
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The food and service was amazing! My partner and I share the salmon and pork belly and were very pleased.

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Wilmette, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I had a wonderful lunch and tasting at Wairau River. I would recommend visiting this place if in the Blenheim wine country!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We tried some wines which are lovely and decided to have lunch at the restaurant. Staff workers are smiling and happy, meals are delicious. Great atmosphere.

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Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Stopped here for a well earned lunch while cycling around the wineries around Renwick. Simply delicious lunch. Pork Belly Burgers were tasty and came highly recommended, as was the Pizza and Pate. Suggested matched wines went down well and the desserts are not to be missed. Fudge Brownies were so yummy. We sat outside and had a scenic outlook of... More 

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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50 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Of course the wine was nice. They offered a selection of dishes - starters, mains and desserts with the appropriate wines to was them down with. I kept it simple: chicken pate with fig relish, cucumbers and bread; and, mussel chowder washed down with a superb Syrah. My wife shared the pate with me, and on reflection, yesterday when I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Being a winery able to taste their wines then buy the preferred wine. We both had salads, my wife the happy chicken which she claims the best salad during our tour of the South Island, I had the smaked salmon, also most enjoyable

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Great wine and great food. I had lunch there and it was not only really well-plated, the flavours were amazing. I sat outside and the weather was amazing and it was just one of those picture perfect lunches. Excellent food and wine as you looked out over the vines and the hills. I'll be back!

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Las Palmas
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7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We were on a tour of wineries and stopped at Wairau River for lunch as part of the tour. The food was delicious and the waitresses attentive and interested. I would certainly recommend it

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This was a beautiful dining experience The smoked fish was delightful .the egg was soft but not overly runny.and the salad simply yummy. We had a glass of sauvignon blanc also deliciious we were part of a wine tour and after taking our food order we had a great tasting experience and then chose our wine/ Would totally recommend these... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

On our annual visit to Blenheim we unquestionably visit Wairau River Winery to partake in sampling their current range of wines on offer and to have lunch. Recommend you get there earlier than the time that you want to eat and partake in some wine tastings. Rhonda has a highly skilled knowledge of Wairau wines and can describe flavours accurately.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3-572 9800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Café

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

The menu at Wairau River Wines is built around the fresh produce that is readily available in the Marlborough district.Enjoy matching our superb wines at cellar door prices with lunch in a relaxed informal environment either outside on the sun drenched lawns and verandahs or inside beside the large open fire in winter.The Rose family are pioneer grape growers in Marlborough, today their five children all take an active role in the business.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?