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Brancott Estate Heritage Centre

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180 Brancott Road, Fairhall, Blenheim RD2, New Zealand
(03) 5206975
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Discover the region’s premier wine experience at the home of the original...
Discover the region’s premier wine experience at the home of the original Sauvignon Blanc. The Brancott Estate Heritage Centre celebrates the history of Brancott Estate wines, at Brancott Vineyard, the site of the original Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc plantings.The spectacular Brancott Estate Heritage Centre is one of Marlborough’s premier cellar doors with a restaurant offering majestic views over the region. On a typical clear day, visitors can see the North Island from the elevated site.Visitors can enjoy Cellar Door tastings and wine sales, Wine Tours, an informtaive AV presentation telling the story of the original Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and a restaurant menu featuring seasonal, local produce.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A great lunch

We came here for lunch and the service was lovely. The setting is beautiful, I don't think there is a better view in Blenheim. The food was nice as well. The portion size was perfect. The flavours were subtle but tasty. Definitely worth a visit

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We came here for lunch and the service was lovely. The setting is beautiful, I don't think there is a better view in Blenheim. The food was nice as well. The portion size was perfect. The flavours were subtle but tasty. Definitely worth a visit

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We have just experienced the best two days of superb food, service and ambience that anyone could ever wish for. Brancott Estate has nailed it - an incomparable setting in the hills overlooking hectares of immaculate vineyards. Experience the changing weather and swooping falcons protecting the vines all from the floor to ceiling windows in this contemporary architectural masterpiece in... More 

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Picton, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A friendly man met us at our car and offered a ride up to the restaurant, but as it was a nice day we chose to walk. Wow, what a view! The waitress was eager to please and put on a promotional video before showing us to a table. She offered a wine and when we politely declined her mood... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is a fabulous cafe made on the Wine Estate - They produce one of the most aromatic Kiwi wines, a real treat to do wine tasting session. Wines with tastes of Mandarin Orange, Manuka Honey, Grapefruit ............ the tastes are endless. They also serve the most amazing veggie creations using buckwheat and locally grown veggie

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We visited just for a wine tating and to learn some more about this historic vineyard. Very informative and helpful staff. Disappointed to find a charge for tastings, whereas others in the area do not.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

was taken here by friends and loved the whole experience. Nothing like bubbles with lunch. Fabulous views across the vineyard and disrtict.

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

FANTASTIC location! Excellent service and the food was as good as it looked! The bathrooms are so impressive and seating arrangements perfect! Not a fault to be made.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

It is a lovely dining space, but on our first visit we were disappointed by the food. This time around the food was much improved (the sharing platters were particularly good), and the service was first class. Only quibble is that the pours for the wine tastings are rather mean.

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Southca1, Manager at Brancott Estate Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Dear bubbleblowernz Thanks for your review and pleased to see you have had an enjoyable experience. The platters are designed to complement the flavours of Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Noir. More 

Piha, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

It was a spur of the moment destination as I had a client that I was entertaining who lived in Blenheim. The day we went there the track was closed but the car service was in full swing to take us up the hill. We were greeted by the staff and then got the pick of the tables. The food... More 

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Southca1, Manager at Brancott Estate Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Dear Piharian Thanks for sharing and great to read you took a little of the experience home with you! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

beautiful views, great food and wonderful personable service; all tables have a clear view of the vineyards and surrounding hills

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Dear Nardolillo Thanks for taking the time to share your positive review. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 180 Brancott Road, Fairhall, Blenheim RD2, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: (03) 5206975

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: New Zealand

Description

Discover the region’s premier wine experience at the home of the original Sauvignon Blanc. The Brancott Estate Heritage Centre celebrates the history of Brancott Estate wines, at Brancott Vineyard, the site of the original Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc plantings.The spectacular Brancott Estate Heritage Centre is one of Marlborough’s premier cellar doors with a restaurant offering majestic views over the region. On a typical clear day, visitors can see the North Island from the elevated site.Visitors can enjoy Cellar Door tastings and wine sales, Wine Tours, an informtaive AV presentation telling the story of the original Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and a restaurant menu featuring seasonal, local produce.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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