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One of THE vineyards

If you only visit one vineyard this is it. Good selection of wines to taste and great food... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
LBMK55
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Wine tasting heaven!

Thought this would be expensive but pleasantly surprised...of the 3 tasting options offered I chose... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
mebates00
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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This winery's sauvignon blanc brought international attention to New Zealand's wine region.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Jacksons Road, Rapaura, Blenheim 7240, New Zealand
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As we were staying in Nelson I saw that the vineyard was in driving distance. As Cloudy Bay has been one of my wife's favourites for many years I thought I would surprise her by visiting it.She was not disappointed... we found the staff very...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank WELLANDITE
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you only visit one vineyard this is it. Good selection of wines to taste and great food. Lovely grounds around the vines to wander in.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LBMK55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was great to spend our anniversary tasting some excellent & unusual Cloudy Bay wines at the vineyard rather than a bottle from the local supermarket. The tasting room was very pleasant with knowledgeable staff, lots of seating & a log fire. There are less...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jdmcg47
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in "The Shack" at Cloudy Bay Vineyards. It is the VIP accommodations for the vineyard. The view was spectacular, the rooms were upscale with views toward the mountains and overlooking the vines. There was a spectacular garden out back with fruit trees planted...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank David E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been drinking Cloudy Bay for sometime so was excited to be able to visit the vineyard. The Chardonnay 2019 was good. Wine tasting was $10 for the basic selection and you can offset it if you purchase any wine. They also sell some “finger food”...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CandaceT145
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this stop on our cycle tour, staff helpful, wines excellent quality and we enjoyed and outstanding cheese platter - some of the best NZ cheeses we’ve tried and we didn’t have to reserve a table for lunch ( like you would definitely...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thought this would be expensive but pleasantly surprised...of the 3 tasting options offered I chose to taste the Sauvignon Blancs! For 15 $ (about £8) I had 3 generous tastings which I enjoyed beside a huge log fire! Great tasting and at $30 for their...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank mebates00
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the pleasure of being served by Jim Very knowledgeable and accurate of all the wines served Very warm welcome, with great facilities and range of wines for all Would return for sure!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Alisim123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cloudy Bay name is reasonably well know where we come from, so we dropped in for a tasting to see what they had on offer that is not on the export market. The surrounds of the Cellar door are well presented, but felt a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank RLBates
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful experience here. The gardens are beautiful, the wine selection was interesting, and the tasting room staff provided personalized and helpful service and notes on the wines. One of the best in the Blenheim area.

Date of experience: April 2019
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MattBKK
November 17, 2018|
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Response from rmashby | Reviewed this property |
There website says they are only closed on Christmas Day and Good Friday
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rmcgirr
October 31, 2016|
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Response from Traveller_45_UK |
Wine tasting can certainly be done on a turn up basis. They charge NZ$10 for a basic tasting of 4 wines of which $5 can be applied to a purchase. I consider this fair as it discourages those that only come to tastings for... More
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