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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: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups
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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  • 140
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  • 79
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
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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
All ten of us had great lunches!

There were 10 of us on a half day tour and this was our stop for lunch. We were not disappointed. We all ate outside in a beautiful setting and one meal was better than the next.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Vicki C
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There were 10 of us on a half day tour and this was our stop for lunch. We were not disappointed. We all ate outside in a beautiful setting and one meal was better than the next.

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here on our winery tour for lunch. Tried a wine tasting first and then moved under the gazebo for lunch. Pizza with prawns and a lamb burger...excellent! Service was good and the setting was perfect. Highly recommend.

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Thank Nancy011351
North Berwick, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were taken here in a wine tour and had lunch, we had a cheese soufflé and a steak salad and they were both outstanding. Staff friendly and helpful. Well worth a visit!

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Thank Caroline S
London
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food, good service. Very nice garden to eat in , good portion size and value for money, great for al fresco lunch

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Thank traceyb20
Cardiff
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50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were brought to Wairau River for wine tasting as part of a group of eight on an organised tour with David at Highlight Wine Tours. Lunch had been arranged for after our tasting. We enjoyed the variety of wines: Sauvignon blanc; Riesling; Gewurtstraminer (sp?); Rose and Pinot noir. Then I selected a glass of rose to go with my... More 

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Thank WelshrarebitCardiff
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very long lunch at this winery with friends. It was so enjoyable ,the food, staff and ambience . I had the double baked soufflé which was delicious.

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Thank mcook_686238
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this winery/resturant on our recent cruise through New Zealand. While the meal was excellent, service should be faster. With cruise patrons, we only have a certain amount of time at port and spending hours waiting for your food, is upsetting. The meal was great, but the wait wasn't.

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Canberra, Australia
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and excellent service! We were really lucky to get a table for 5 inside on a very busy Wednesday just before New Year. We shared the bread, pate & cheeseboard for entrees and then enjoyed the chowder, salmon salad, blue cheese souffle, pizza and lamb burgers for our mains. Everything was so delicious! They even allowed us to... More 

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Thank Robyn P
Ashburton
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great meal. Staff were extremely busy and did not have time to make small talk or be particularly welcoming. Great location and if you are lucky enough to get a seat outside its amazing.

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Thank VirginiaAshburton
Edmonton, Canada
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for a wine tasting as part of our wine tour, the wine was quite nice, and the lunch was fantastic. All of the lunch items had a wine pairing, interestingly the rose went with the delicious lamb burger, and I was very happy that it did!

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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: Soups, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups

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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