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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: Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, 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
Bubbles & Lunch

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Ray S
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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

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

Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We didn't eat here but what a great time I had tasting my favourite brands of wine at its own home! I can't remember the name of the staff.. Fiona perhaps (late posting this review) but she couldn't have been more knowledgable, informative, friendly and fun. Would definitely recommend making this a must stop as part of a wine tasting... More 

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

Dear ks-scot Thanks for your recommendation and sharing your experience. Perhaps is was Diana who assisted you on the day? Its great you enjoyed your visit. More 

prescott,arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We did not dine here, but stopped in to taste their wines. Parking is at bottom of long hill and they helpfully provide a shuttle to the top- and down if you wish. Video was interesting. We tasted everything that they were pouring and thought the wines were very good-excellent. The woman pouring was very knowledgeable and gracious which added... More 

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

Dear sueprc Thank you for sharing your experience. The staff take much pride in their jobs and are passionate about our wines. We're pleased your visit was was so pleasant. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Very good place, good video for explain the domain, origin and wines, good tasting and explains well, don't hesitate to repeat if you didn't understand and the best is the view!!!!

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

Dear Brieuc, Thanks for the comments. Our 5 min audio visual explains the history of the bold decision to be the first to plant sauvignon blanc in Marlborough. In fact, the view looks out directly over the location of the first vines. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We went to Brancott Estate with friends last weekend for Mother's Day lunch and once again we were very impressed with the wine and the food. It is not cheap as the mains are $26.00 to $30.00, but the food is excellent, the views magnificent and the staff efficient and friendly. We walked up the hill but there is a... More 

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

Dear AbbyMarlborough Thanks for choosing to celebrate others Day with us at Brancott Estate and pleased to read you enjoyed the experience. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We were advised to visit by some friends mainly for the views. We were very surprised at the range of wines they produced as we only knew them for less expensive selections in the U.S. and Canada. Watch the firm about the development of the property. We arrived as they opened early one morning and did not experience the restaurant.

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

Dear GerryB Thanks for taking the time to review. We do offer a range of limited release wines that are exclusive to the cellar door - wines that showcase new expressions of our wine style or varietals (such as Sauvignon Gris). More 

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Additional Information about Brancott Estate Heritage Centre

Address: 180 Brancott Road, Fairhall, Blenheim RD2, New Zealand
Phone Number: (03) 5206975
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: New Zealand

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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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