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“Fantastic”

Brancott Estate Heritage Centre
Ranked #11 of 114 Restaurants in Blenheim
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Discover the region’s premier wine experience at the home of the original Sauvignon Blanc. The Brancott Estate Cellar Door & Restaurant celebrates the history of Brancott Estate wines, at Brancott Vineyard, the site of the original Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc plantings.The spectacular Brancott Estate Cellar Door & Restaurant 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.
Nelson, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Fantastic”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

We came here as we had heard how fantastic the architecture was, and it was. Fantastic views, very delicious food and beautiful wine. There is a courtesy van which picks you up from the carpark and delivers you to the restaurant, which is a nice touch. The driver was lovely. Will definitly be back next time we are over that way. Very inspired by the building and interior design, thanks!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Penny270
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Andrew S, Manager at Brancott Estate Heritage Centre, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Dear Penny270
Thanks for your review and comments regarding your experience with us. You may be interested to know the judges agree with you! - the building has picked up two awards at the New Zealand Architecture Awards 2012, winning the Nelson/Marlborough regional category for Commercial Architecture and the Resene Colour Award.
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Atlanta
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Incredible scenery, very good food and some terrific wine. There is a tasting room adjacent to the dining room - we didn't allow ourselves enough time, but I'd suggest making an afternoon of it.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Brit G
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Andrew S, Manager at Brancott Estate Heritage Centre, responded to this review, November 11, 2012
Dear Brit G
Thanks for your comments and suggestion for guests to make time to taste our wines. Something special to look out for is the newly released range of cellar door exclusive wines, including the Terroir Series Fume Blanc.
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great food with a view”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

It was wonderful to sit looking over the vineyards towards Blenheim and the cooks strait towards Wellington while eating lunch. Food was delicious, lovely to look at and good value for money. There is wine tasting, and a 5 minute video showing how the Brancott Estate was established making it a very enjoyable experience especially as we didn,t have to walk ip the hill as a shuttle is available for everyone. It was 3 hours of wonderful food, excellent wine and views. What more do you want. Great for locals and tourists alike.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Pukek0
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Andrew S, Manager at Brancott Estate Heritage Centre, responded to this review, November 4, 2012
Dear Pukek0
Thanks for your comments and comprehensive review of the what we have to offer. We appreciate your support and hope to have you visit again soon.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“better than expected”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

i live in the area, so it was about time i made a visit. great view of Marlbrough, good place to take visitors to really shows off our region. the lunch had a good selection, price about what you would pay avearge $27 for a main. good choice of wine . the service was very good, about an hour to get the main so just sip on the wine and try the tasty breads enjoy the conversation and the view. Enjoy and take a break .

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank polarbearNewZealand
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Andrew S, Manager at Brancott Estate Heritage Centre, responded to this review, October 23, 2012
Dear polarNewZealand
Thanks for your positive comments on your first experience with us. We agree that the elevated position is a great place to show off the region, along with our great wines and locally focused menu.
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Geelong
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“Fine wine and great staff.”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

The centre is on a hilltop and they provide a mini bus to get you to and from the car park. There is a video on the history of wine in Marlborough, with the Brancott Estate being thefirst to plant grapes in the area.
There is food available to have with wine and the views over the vines.
The staff were very good to talk to and we enjoyed our stop there very much.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Dudgey
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Andrew S, Manager at Brancott Estate Heritage Centre, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Dear Dudgey

Thanks for your comments and we're pleased you enjoyed the 5min video over viewing our history as the first to plant Marlborough sauvignon blanc. We look forward to welcoming you again.
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