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Cloudy Bay

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Address: Jacksons Road, Rapaura, Blenheim, New Zealand
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+64 5209040
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This winery's sauvignon blanc brought international attention to New...

This winery's sauvignon blanc brought international attention to New Zealand's wine region.

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Half-Day Wairau Lagoon Tour from Blenheim
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We were in the region albeit briefly and as this is my Mother's favourite wine we decided to visit here to honour her wine preferences. She would have loved it. It was a warm... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
IanMac1960
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having enjoyed Cloudy Bay wine at home in Vancouver, this winery was on my "must see" list when visiting New Zealand for our honeymoon. Fortunately it did not disappoint. It was an incredibly romantic place to spend the afternoon. When we arrived we were one of ten people in the winery, and it nearly felt like we had the place... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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434 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cloudy Bay is a stunning winery well worth a visit. The wines are well known all over the world and while the cellar door may not be the cheapest place to buy them it is a great place to taste them. They have a beautiful tasting room for large groups and a fabulous outdoor area with a café - Jacks... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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236 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great setting out side in the courtyard or on the lawns. Friendly staff who were very helpful. Wines lovely. Excellent food selection.

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1 Thank Shootingstars R
St Ives, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We specifically requested to visit this winery, as part of an organised tour, recently.It was very disappointing.We started our tasting with a bubbly wine which was tasteless.Our waitress advised us that we could re-use our bubbly glass for water & we would get other glasses for the remaining 4 wines.There was 1 bottle of water provided, between 4, no refill.Then... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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349 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the region albeit briefly and as this is my Mother's favourite wine we decided to visit here to honour her wine preferences. She would have loved it. It was a warm sunny day and the Cellar Door is so situated to create a beautiful sun trap where you can sit and enjoy your wine. Linda a white... More 

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1 Thank IanMac1960
Pukekohe East, Auckland, New Zealand
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190 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were told to taste the seafood bar here. Having lived in Japan I was keen on the Japanese inspired menu I saw on the website. On arrival the menu was somewhat more condensed with a few things I would have loved to try not on it...seasonal?...The oysters and salmon were very tasty however. No Pinot Gris sadly as this... More 

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1 Thank Tracy H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first winery visit in NZ, and maybe they do things differently here, but this was nothing like my experiences in Sonoma, CA or Stellanbosch, SA. As the reviews here echo, different customers seem to have very different experiences here. We decided to have the $25 tasting, and we also ordered a plate of local cheeses to have... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The venue was very pretty, the vine covered building and the large trees outside. It was nice to able to go inside or out. Outside had large trees providing nice shade with swinging chairs attached. The staff member we had was a bit snobbish and slow, but other than that it was a pleasant experience.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited 3 wineries in the Marlborough area and 4 in the Wairarapa area near Wellington and Cloudy Bay was the best by a far margin. All of the other wineries charge a small amount (2-7 NZ$) but provide you their most reasonable wines to taste. Cloudy Bay charges a lot more (25 or 45 NZ$) but let's you taste... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful experience wine tasting today. Lei was extremely knowledgeable and really put some life into the experience. The only down side was when an another employee quite rudely told Lei to stop answering questions and do his job. She was extremely rude and completely inappropriate! His wonderful service resulted in quite a large purchase a memorable experience.

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