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Address: Jacksons Road, Rapaura, Blenheim, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 5209040
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This winery's sauvignon blanc brought international attention to New...

This winery's sauvignon blanc brought international attention to New Zealand's wine region.

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Cloudy Bay Winery

A lovely way to spend an hour or so on a beautiful Sunday morning in March. We purchased a taster package and this starter my love for New Zealand wine. The staff were very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
RoseMEngland
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have seen the Cloudy Bay brand back home in Canada so we were excited to see what they offer exclusively here. The building itself as well as the surrounding area is beautiful! However, we were pretty disappointed with the wine we tried and did not end up buying anything here. But our host did take us back where all... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely way to spend an hour or so on a beautiful Sunday morning in March. We purchased a taster package and this starter my love for New Zealand wine. The staff were very informative and very kindly let us sit in the garden as we arrived before they opened on a Sunday.

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Belleville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely my favourite wine in the world. The wines taste exquisite and are worth trying. Though not completely family friendly, it is still a wonderful place to take pictures, relax and taste a few of their excellent quality wines.

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Munich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Easy to get around, it is the quintessential NZ experience. The wines are second to none, and the food excellent

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Opotiki, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Great region for recreation and family fun both at the beach and walking and cycling. The region is noted for it's rice sandy soil which is perfect for different grape varieties .Rarangi is a popular beach which also has a surf club that patrols there during summer months.

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

They charge about $10 for 3 sips of wine. Lots of other vineyards in the area are free or much cheeper with better wine! Was very disappointed! Go to Villa Maria, it is free and get to try all wines!!

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

If you want some of the best NZ wine, a wood fire to keep toasty and some warm friendly service then this is a must. We've been big Cloudy Bay fans for some time so this was great to visit the vineyard Highly recommended especially the cellar door only wines

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

We visited in the middle of winter. The tasting area was warm (with fire), modern and cool. We did the 5x tastings with 3x cheeses with pairings. Everything was fantasric, the host was very friendly and relaxed. This place would be truly amazing in summer. Pelorus Bubbles were exceptional.

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East Wenatchee, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

This winery is in the famous Marlborough region of New Zealand and the surrounding scenery is gorgeous. The winery building is worth seeing even if you don't drink! Our guide led the group to a tasting of 4 of their wines. Everyone in the group purchased wine to take home. The sparkling variety was particularly delicious.

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Ballina, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We stopped here on our way around the area. The service was excellent and our host was very knowledgeable in the companies wines. We did 5 tastings and each one was fabulous. We ended up buying a few bottles and were very happy with them.

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