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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
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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.

Thank Lu B
Beijing, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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.

Thank Knuknuk
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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?🌞🌞🌞

Thank heymrspaceman
Alamo, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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.

Thank Gdayimdave
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 .

Thank carolpenturst
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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.

Thank Laura C
Middleburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wairau is a lovely setting with outdoor tables and play areas for kids and adults. Can be pretty frenetic on a sunny day in high season. Excellent lunch items including an Asian chicken salad. Great wine pairings and tastings. Relaxed casual atmosphere with friendly service. Bean bags available for a post lunch snooze

Thank ReturntoWaiheke
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Besides having great wine, this is a fabulous place to have lunch as well. The food was awesome and delicious

Thank lim k
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely lunch here with a few wines on a late Sunday as we didn't book so couldn't get in for an early lunch, worth the wait. This place has a small menu, with only a few starter, main and desert choices. The prices were reasonable , the food came out promptly all dishes were cooked well, wine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
Wine Bar, New Zealand, European
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
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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