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Wairau River Wines Restaurant

$$ - $$$European, ,
11 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
+64 3-572 9800
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (182 reviews)
“mussel chowder” (36 reviews)
“souffle” (23 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 am - 5:00 pmAll hours
European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 432 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

I wanted to enjoy my birthday in a beautiful vineyard, as I live in Australia I relied on my friend to make the booking, what a great recommendation! Lucy allowed us to sample many wines and really knew her stuff. There were 8 adults in...More

Thank KatrinaCGoldCoast
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely lunch here on our tour of the Marlborough region. The side salad was very good and the mussel chowder was outstanding. We sat outside on picnic tables and enjoyed the scenery. Service was friendly but very slow. We selected our lunch wine...More

Thank 141Dini
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a winery you do not want to skip. My boyfriend and I have tasted wine all over New Zealand and this winery is by far the best. The wine sells itself but Virginia, our wine specialist, made our experience unforgettable.

Thank Lauren G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very nice lunch here recently and everyone enjoyed their meal in the shaded garden next to the vineyard. I had the fish chowder and it was one of the best chowders I've eaten: not too heavy with just the right amoount of...More

Thank chuckamucklanes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My favourite place to eat in Blenheim the location wines and the food especially the soufflé are extradionary

Thank Lucinda J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just go, it's beautiful with gorgeous food and great service, you don't need me to say anymore, just visit 😊

Thank Linzi S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came for a wine tasting but fell in love with the outdoor area. Ordered some delicious wines and lay in the sun relaxing. Very knowledgeable staff at the tasting area.

Thank janjohnson241
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

... and a nice glass of wine: just a reasonable stop during a wine tour. 🍀The service has been a bit slow at the beginnend but all the time friendly and caring. The food is tasty.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very interesting tasting with delicious wines. Well informed staff who knew their subject. The mussel chowder was beautiful. Thank you we will return with more guests.

Thank Okiwa_Bay_Lodge
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely setting overlooking vineyards to enjoy lunch mid cycle wineries tour. We had cheese platter, salad and wine (excellent) but food passing us by being served to other diners also looked amazing.

Thank Anne W
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Anita V
10 December 2016|
Response from wairauriverwines | Property representative |
Sorry Anita. We are closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day. We need some family time 😁
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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
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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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