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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, 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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    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
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  • 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
Very very tasty Food

Had lunch here with a large group. Restaurant was very busy, but that didn't seem to hold up the kitchen. The food was very tasty and full of flavour. We had very nice wines to match. Simply delicious.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Emcee1961
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Otago Region, New Zealand
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Otago Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Had lunch here with a large group. Restaurant was very busy, but that didn't seem to hold up the kitchen. The food was very tasty and full of flavour. We had very nice wines to match. Simply delicious.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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37 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Our family of 6 dined with other family members over the Anzac weekend for lunch whilst we cycled the 'Golden Mile'. There were many great spaces to dine...outside or inside. The children chose to dine outside and the adults in. Most of us had the Pork Belly burger. This was the best thing I have eaten in a long time(possibly... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Good relaxed ambience among the vines in a very comfortable restaurant. For lunch We had mussel chowder with the house Sauvignon. Throughtly recommend the experience.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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276 helpful votes 276 helpful votes
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
23 helpful votes 23 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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7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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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: Coffee Shop

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?