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Spy Valley Wines

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Address: 37 Lake Timara Road West, Blenheim 7276, New Zealand
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+64 3-572 6088
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 16:30
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Spy Valley is a New Zealand Family owned must-visit winery with a...

Spy Valley is a New Zealand Family owned must-visit winery with a reputation for consistently producing great value, award-winning wines. Come and experience complimentary tastings of our wines, see award winning architecture and learn the secrets behind the name, Spy Valley. For the non-wine drinkers, try our estate grown olive oil, play in the Kids' corner or have a picnic and enjoy the view.

We are the 2013 Winner of the "Best of Wine Tourism" award for Architecture and Landscapes.

Summer Hours: Open daily 10.30am - 4.30pm October- April

Winter Hours: Mon-Fri 10.30am-4.30pm May - October

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Stopped here on our winery tour

The winery has some nice views and we were allowed to look around the vines. The cellar door tasing was good and the wines surprised, as this looked like it may have been a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Richard W
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Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The winery has some nice views and we were allowed to look around the vines. The cellar door tasing was good and the wines surprised, as this looked like it may have been a little touristy but the quality was fine.

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Especially liked the Sauvignon blanc and the Riesling. The spy valley vineyard is one of the most beautiful in the area. Fortunately, the SB is one I can buy back home in the states.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Great session, knowledgeable and friendly staff. Nothing pretentious and very relaxed. Loved comparing the Envoy and Spy Valley brands!

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Thank Bronwyn L
SpyValley, Cellar Door Manager at Spy Valley Wines, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit to our cellar door! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Spy Valley was our first stop during our self-guided wine tour across Blenheim. We really appreciated the wonderful and attentive service from staff. They even kindly researched the different liquor stores we could locate their wines in Canada (as Canada doesn't allow private shipping of New Zealand wines). The staff were very well informed, and it was a fantastic start... More 

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Thank Alicia F
SpyValley, Cellar Door Manager at Spy Valley Wines, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments, it was a pleasure having you here! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in NZ! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

A slightly out of the way winery. Cellar door staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The grounds are open, and visitors are welcome to walk around. It would be ideal if snacks/ platters and drinks were available for the younger family members, as the gardens are lovely, and there are picnic tables outside. There is a bucket of toys available for... More 

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Thank Blenheimite
SpyValley, Cellar Door Manager at Spy Valley Wines, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and for the lovely comments. We love it when locals pay us a visit. Feel free to bring a picnic with you to enjoy next time! More 

The Entrance, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This was our second stop on our bus tour. This winery has some very good wines including a beautiful Savignon Blanc. The staff are very knowledgeable and answered all the asked questions. The tour (free) through the processing and bottling areas was very good. The bottling staff even started the labelling machine to show our group how the machine worked.... More 

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SpyValley, Cellar Door host at Spy Valley Wines, responded to this review

So pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time here at Spy. Thanks for coming! More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

I wish they did food - then it would have been five stars. A platter with our tastings would have made my day. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable and the outdoor seating area had space for our toddler to buzz around. There are wonderful views, and tables near the vines are great for sitting and tasting the wine. We made... More 

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SpyValley, Cellar Door Manager at Spy Valley Wines, responded to this review

Thanks for coming guys, the holiday season is a lovely time to visit Marlborough. Feel free to bring a picinc along to enjoy here on your next visit! More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Stunning location, outstanding wines. Cellar door staff were incredibly knowledgeable and friendly making an all around top tasting experience. The Envoy range is not to be missed !

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Thank 31Lorna
SpyValley, Cellar Door Manager at Spy Valley Wines, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us at our cellar door, we are so pleased you enjoyed yourself! More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

What a lovely venue, a great outlook. Interesting side line sales for those unusal wee presents. But hey - we were here to try their wines. Good tasting, really nice wines, and good knowledge. A bit disappointed, a bit of a nibble to break up the wines I find is usually helpful. Overall a nice experience, great wines.

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Thank 007Winelover
SpyValley, Cellar Door at Spy Valley Wines, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us at our cellar door, we are pleased you enjoyed yourself! It is a beautiful time to visit Marlborough! More 

Tokoroa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This was a highlight of the trip! Fantastic service from Ashley, was busy but she coped like a champ. Super wines, and you could taste anything on the wine list. Oh and shipping in NZ is free! Really great experience!!!

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Thank lholdaway
SpyValley, Cellar at Spy Valley Wines, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely comment! I really enjoyed having you ladies here. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your long weekend and the wine arrived safely! More 

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