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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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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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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
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Introduction to wines interesting and helpful. Looking out over vines brought it into real perspective. Food superb, service great, wine lovely.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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  • Reservations
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

Introduction to wines interesting and helpful. Looking out over vines brought it into real perspective. Food superb, service great, wine lovely.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Brancott Estate has amazing views, with great wine & food, but unfortunately on this occasion the restaurant was let down by poor acoustics, and a waitress who simply didn't care. We were placed right next to some very noisy children (similar to those who'll kick the back of your seat on an airline) yet there were 5 vacant tables to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The views from this winery are gorgeous. My daughter and I stopped in later afternoon and had such a nice, friendly and knowledgeable woman do a tasting for us. The staff was so nice, in fact, they even let us linger after the winery closed (they were cleaning up), to sip a glass of wine and enjoy the view. Lovely... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The visit to Brancott is worth it for the view alone. Perched on top of a hill overlooking the vineyards it creates an ideal environment to enjoy the wine and if you fancy it, some delicious food too! The outdoor terrace on a sunny day is somewhere I could sit all day and enjoy the ambiance created by this popular... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We arrived 30 minutes late for a pre booked tasting as the GPS sent us to the old estate! When we arrived they were more than accommodating and we were still able to do the Mastery of Marlborough tasting ( a bargain at $18 each) we watched a short video and then entered the private room. Julie our guide was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Great place to break journey from Kaikoura to Picton. These people are super friendly, super nice, deliver fabulous food and wines and care for the local falcon population to boot. We all (family age range 4 - 50yrs) had a blast. The walk up the hill from car park is a little steep if you are in a hurry for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

It's very difficult to decide which wineries to visit in this jam packed wine growing area and we were glad we decided to listen to the suggestion that we visit Brancott Estate Heritage Centre. The location stunning and worth the steep walk from the car park if one wants to "earn" one's lunch or you can call for the shuttle.While... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We didnt eat. We wanted to see where the wine we drink at home came from. We drove for ages through the massive vineyard until we reached a car park at the bottom of a large hill. Luckily a free shuttle bus arrived at the same time to take us to the Heritage Centre at the top. We were ushered... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We weren't going to visit as we were rather 'vine yarded 'out. However it was recommended and we went Just before lunch, luckily we got the last table as all others were reserved. We opted for the light bites, goats cheese bruschetta and pate, so good, and a trio of Sauvignon. And the view just made it.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Great location, excellent meals, great service, fantastic elevated views over vineyards and Marlborough countryside

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?