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Things to Do in Blenheim

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  • Spinner69
    Auckland, New Zealand61 contributions
    An excellent museum showcasing aircraft from the First and Second world wars. Well worth visiting and a nice cafe attached.
    Written 28 March 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Mary F
    1 contribution
    Recently attended St Clair on a very busy long weekend. Everything from service to food was excellent. Highly recommend this Restaurant if wanting a special place to celebrate as I did for a recent Birthday. Thank you for making my Day.
    Written 25 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • WanaKiwis
    South Island, New Zealand228 contributions
    The gardens in Marlborough are always well tended with flowers of the season but Pollard Park is the jewel in the crown. Always something to see Rhododendrons, Roses, Azalea’s & beds of summer annuals all set with a stream & parkland. Plenty of seating for picnics or duck feeding or just wander & explore. Parking good.
    Written 4 June 2022
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  • Shane Modric
    Hamilton, New Zealand2 contributions
    Good Tasting, Very knowledgeable host. its good to have graduate students doing tastings as they know a lot about the industry. Great view from the Cellar door
    Written 1 June 2022
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  • Adventure21205326165
    4 contributions
    Villa Maria is worth the visit and wine tasting. It would have been nice if a little more was on offer, a space to sit down and relax and enjoy a lunch would have been great. Friendly staff, with a whole lot to share on the history and wine.
    Written 16 October 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Rantin rover
    Biggar, UK8,443 contributions
    There is a lot of branding here so there is no mistaking about where you are regardless of how much wine you've been tasting! From the entrance, to the deck chairs, the parasols, the staff aprons, the mirrors and even the paper coasters slipped onto the stem of your glass to indicate which wine your tasting - welcome to Cloudy Bay. You can purchase lots of merchandise too...we stretched to a postcard.

    The arrangements for the tastings are probably dictated by the sheer volume of visitors and when we got to the counter we just selected which of the three options we wanted. In our case my wife wanted to just try the Sauvignon Blancs so had the "S/B Immersion" ($15) - S/B 2019, S/B 2006 & Te Koko S/B 2015. I had the "Experience" ($10) which consisted of the Pelorus NV, the S/B 2019, Chardonnay 2017 and the Pinot Noir 2017.

    We were then provided with a sheet with brief notes on each wine and not to miss an opportunity an order form on the reverse! We got our first glass, with the paper coaster to identify the wine and were invited to wander into the garden or take a seat in the tasting room to enjoy. This of course cleared the way for their next guest. Some may think it lacks the detailed discussion however we were quite happy to just enjoy the wine.

    The whole place is finished to a high standard and the grounds well maintained. You need to walk over towards the boundary with the vines to appreciate the setting - the mountain backdrop just like the bottle label.

    Sitting at a picnic bench trying the wines was very pleasant in the sunshine and it got us off our bikes for a bit longer. (There are bike stands at the front of the building). We had lunch earlier so made do with the odd plain cracker which were placed on the bar. There are light bites to purchase if required. My wife surprised me by checking on the background music being played in the tasting room as she was enjoying listening to it - Chet Baker, the jazz musician. Jazz? She'd obviously had too much to drink ;-)

    On departure we purchased a bottle of our preferred choice - the 2019 Sauvignon Blanc - and received a $5 discount off the $33.90 cost in view of having paid $25 for the tastings.

    We were last here years ago when we dropped in for a pre-flight tasting instead of hanging around Blenheim Airport in the lounge. At that time we'd began to believe Cloudy Bay was over-hyped but had been surprised about how much we had enjoyed the tasting and our faith had been restored. This time around we still enjoyed the experience but exited to board our e-bikes instead.

    The more things change, the more they stay the same.

    We visited in March 2020, pre Covid-19 lockdown.
    Written 5 August 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Naina-Damani
    London, UK1,032 contributions
    We were in a huge group with AATKings, driving through from Blenheim to Hanmer Springs. It was a guided tour around the Marlborough wine region.
    Written 9 December 2020
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  • La Vigna
    3 contributions
    Arrived at Huia and it was so refreshing to be served by Sophie. Delightful, informative and passionate about her family wine. It made our tasting experience special. Oh and the wines were pretty special too!
    Written 13 October 2020
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  • Naina-Damani
    London, UK1,032 contributions
    Upton Oaks Garden is nestled in grape region which is hidden behind high hedges. It is a large romantic garden which has been created to harmonise with style.
    Written 9 December 2020
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  • swampykevin
    Mairangi Bay, New Zealand315 contributions
    We popped into Hunter Wine for a tasting at about 3.20pm knowing they close at 4.00pm.
    We were greeted in a most friendly way and invited out to the garden to sit and enjoy the surroundings and a tasting. The lady taking care of us (and please accept our apologies for not remembering your name) was a delight, so friendly, knowledgeable and informative. We were so impressed with her.
    There is a great variety of wines to taste and whilst we were not necessarily looking to buy we ended up purchasing 12 bottles of different types. They even arrange shipping for only $8.
    This is an unpretentious winery clearly operated with love and we highly recommend a visit.
    Written 10 March 2022
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  • Bel
    7 contributions
    Fantastic place! An incredible collection and story telling. Really recommend a guide - learnt so much.
    Written 26 October 2021
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  • MattandKatG
    Christchurch, New Zealand37 contributions
    This was our first visit and we thoroughly enjoyed the wine, food, environment and staff. The staff were very attentive, friendly and helpful. The food very tasty and wine so good we just had to buy a few bottles. We definitely recommend.
    Written 7 June 2021
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  • Simon D
    Auckland, New Zealand645 contributions
    We were overnighting in Blenheim and saw this on the way to the motel during the day and the fountain looked great at night. A beautiful memorial for those locals that were lost during the war and a beautifully lit fountain. I imagine the gardens would be worth a visit during the day especially in the summer.
    Written 10 April 2022
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  • Maree R
    Christchurch, New Zealand792 contributions
    Nice beach for swimming and a great place to camp - flush toilets and cold showers for $8 per person is good value in overpriced NZ. The beach is great for families with gentle waves and slope, a bit of rubbish spotted on the beach but that was after what had been a very busy weekend.
    Written 23 February 2021
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  • Fiorella B
    1 contribution
    Amazing place and service really good wine experience I recommend the place I will definitely come back
    Written 4 January 2022
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