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Wairau River Wines Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Wine Bar, New Zealand, European
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11 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
+64 3-572 9800
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Lelystad, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a great lunch here. Very friendly staff, delicious food! We choose the two "signature" dishes: chowder and double baked soufflé. We loved it. The accompanying wine was excellent. Highly recommended!

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Thank Hans M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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106 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Called in late afternoon for a snack and wine tasting and although the restaurant was closed they put together a couple of cheese and pate platters (great service with a smile). Overall very impressed with the wine and will definately be back for a meal in the future.

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2 Thank Steve M
Auckland, New Zealand
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the wines and the wine tasting - but the restaurant won't let you down either. In the winter has a roaring fire and in the summer the gardens are lovely to sit in and take in the surroundings. The food had a good choice and the staff look after you very well- a great place to stop for lunch... More 

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1 Thank Jan111060
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154 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful locally owned and family operated winery. The setting is exquisite and the wine is yummy. We had to buy a bottle of Pinot Noir to show our friends that Malborough can produce a nice red.

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Thank Lu B
Beijing, China
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We shared the cheese plate and pate, both were good! Both lunches enjoyed with glasses of rose was reasonably priced and the ambiance was beautiful! Others in our group had the chowder (which smelled amazing ) and the salmon salad.

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Thank Knuknuk
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really good bottle of 2014 Reserve Syrah in the sunshine. A really pleasant outdoor area and seriously...how could it not be sweet?🌞🌞🌞

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Alamo, Texas
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love the food here but when we ordered today and the server came out of the kitchen with what was obviously our order (salad and bowl of chowder) looked around aimlessly even though we were right near the kitchen and our number was right on the table. She started to head back to the kitchen and twice I said... More 

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1 Thank WhiteFang01
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in here as a part of our wine tasting. Their wines stacked up fairly well compared to the others and we had a fun time playing boules in their grounds. Overall a nice place to visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not my first time in this area and again I had a lovely delicious at wairau river. Even though they where extremely busy as it is height of the season.The staff where friendly and efficient.Great wine .great service .

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the last vineyards with a cellar door before you leave Blenheim, this is a nice vineyard to pop into. The samples are free and the Pinot Gris is particularly good. They also offer food including cheese boards.

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Thank Laura C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $25
Cuisine
Wine Bar, New Zealand, European
Meals
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?