We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Wairau River Wines Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
11 Rapaura Road, Blenheim, New Zealand
006435729800
Website
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
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.
read more
Good for:
Families with children

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 172 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 103
    Excellent
  • 58
    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
Most recent review
wine tour luncheon

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Moira133
,
Christchurch, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
Add Photo Write a Review

172 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Truckee, California, United States
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

It seems a lot of the menus around town are quite similar, but the fish was done very well. I did like a dryer reisling they had more than any other I've tried from the region, and the outdoor seating was nice. I also ordered a beer after my tasting, very good, good service.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

My partner and friend and I had lunch here here a few days ago and it was phenomenal! The menu isn't big and it is a bit pricey but the food is exceptional! We each ordered something different so we got to taste about half the menu. Order your food and then go for a wine tasting while you wait.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Fantastic food, fantastic facilities for children and adults. Truly relaxing yet energising and fun.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Beirut, Lebanon
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Stopped here en route from Kaikoura to Nelson. Very scenic, excellent friendly service, food pretty good, and large grassed area for little ones to run around. A lovely sunny couple of hours to break up a car ride.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

a delightful place to spend the lunch hour. Food is very good, although the menu doesn't seem to change.( we went several times). They should have a daily special-something we always tend to order cause the chef is paying attention to it that day! Decent prices for both wine and food. Nice staff.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Add to the bucket list when doing a wine tour or for a leisurely lunch, great for groups and families

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Always a great place to visit...my favorite a cheese platter with a Wairau River Pinot Gris. Outstanding value...never lets us down.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Blenheim, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We had a family function with 14 guests at Wairau River. Nice food, top service and reasonably priced wines. We recommend it and will return

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Wairau River Wines Restaurant also viewed

Blenheim, Marlborough Region
 
Blenheim, Marlborough Region
Blenheim, Marlborough Region
 

Been to Wairau River Wines Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Rapaura Road, Blenheim, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: 006435729800

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Wairau River Wines Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?