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Wairau River Wines Restaurant

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European, Vegetarian Friendly, New Zealand, Wine Bar
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11 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
+64 3-572 9800
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Whakapapa, New Zealand
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50 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here for lunch during a tasting your of the region. We had the cheeseboard and the chowder to share, as well as a glass of the Pinot noir each. The wine was nice and the cheeseboard quite tasty. The chowder was just ok. The views were nice and we were able to do a quick tasting after lunch.... More 

Thank Rae1331
wexford, ireland
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good lunch I recommend this venue for an interesting lunch with a nice wine, in the centre of the wine district near Blenheim. We cycled there and it whetted our appetite for the excellent lunch.

Thank dreamont
Tempe, Arizona, United States
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wairau was unfortunately our last stop of our bicycle tour through the Marlborough region yesterday because the kitchen was closed. Even the other vineyards we visited told us about how good a cheese plate Wairau has but we did not experience it. What we did experience though was Maureen, our hostess. She was a pure delight and it was even... More 

Thank Burgh-Birdman
Blenheim, New Zealand
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243 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a work lunch this week at Wairau River Wines, it never disappoints. The food is just beautiful in terms of flavour and presentation and very consistent. They have made minor changes to the menu since I was last here adding the Lamb Kofta balls and removing the vegetarian pizza (which was one of my favorites). We sat outside... More 

Thank twebb21
Blenheim, New Zealand
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51 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been going here periodically over the last ten years and they never fail to impress, great food, service and setting.

Thank Martyn B
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194 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this beautiful winery twice, for wine tasting and also for a meal. Both occasions were flawless. Staff were excellent and always smiling, which is rare to see these days. During the wine tasting, the lady was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. The grounds were breathtaking, with outdoor seating available in the vineyard plus beanbags. Would highly recommend... More 

Thank Lady_Peekaboo19
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cellar door was great, they even got a couple of wines that weren't on tasting for us to try. We had a great lunch the food was excellent and no long waits to be served. A lovely place to stop.

Thank Aroundtheworldwithjo
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a delicious lunch there. The pork Burger and lamb salad were so yum, fresh and not too rich but so flavoursome. I was seriously impressed with the chefs! Decent wines too. And the service was friendly and in such gorgeous surrounds... What's not to like?

Thank Daniellafella
Auckland, New Zealand
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Warau River some years ago. It was a real pleasure to go back in the Winter and enjoy a wine tasting, a nice meal and coffee by the fire. The staff are so pleasant and make you feel very welcome

Thank LoisD96
Hamilton, New Zealand
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely lunch at this amazing place this year on our anniversary. I had a tofu salad and my husband had lamb kofta dish. Both of us enjoyed our meals. I loved their wines too. Their ambience was good. You may have to book it in advance as it was pretty full the day we visited. The menu... More 

Thank Jaya S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
European, Vegetarian Friendly, New Zealand, Wine Bar
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3-572 9800
The menu at Wairau River Wines is built around the fresh produce that is readily available in the Marlborough district.Enjoy matching our superb wines at cellar door prices with lunch in a relaxed informal environment either outside on the sun drenched lawns and verandahs or inside beside the large open fire in winter.The Rose family are pioneer grape growers in Marlborough, today their five children all take an active role in the business.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?