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Wairau River Wines Restaurant

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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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Blenheim, New Zealand
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191 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Busy day so meal de,I very was slow. Did not like the squeeze tomato sauce sachet that came with the chips. The warm salmon salad, burger and soufflé were all well done and delicious. The menu does not seem to have changed for years. I ordered a coffee when they came to collect plates but never got it. They did... More 

Thank Angela W
Sydney, Australia
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102 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on the way to Picton. The grounds are just beautiful. It was a bit chilly to sit outside, but would be lovely on a nice day. The food was delicious, although the servings were a bit too large for us.

Thank catchfab
Napier, New Zealand
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are lots of cellar doors to visit in Marlborough, but I reckon you’re missing something special if you don’t go to Wairau River. The wines are diverse and interesting, the lunches are delicious (my lemongrass pork burger was so succulent and tasty that I could have eaten two) and the setting is very beautiful. However, the highlight of our... More 

Thank Glenz77
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a friends birthday and had a great tour and tasting and lunch experience. The whole experience was perfect. Dave shared his knowledge while providing us with great stories and laughs (thank you it made a great experience a fantastic one! The family team provides a homely feel... truly Amazing team, exquisite food, breath taking views and of course... More 

Thank Carol P
Wellington, New Zealand
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky to have a stunning day in which to sit in the garden at Wairau River wines and enjoy lunch in the sun. We chose the mussel chowder followed by the chili prawns with a fresh mint and soy bean salad. The prawns were cooked to perfection and the salad was the best salad I've tasted in a... More 

Thank Roddanz
Adelaide, Australia
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56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch and tasting on recommendation from Hunter's Wines (their restaurant was undergoing renovations). Lovely setting, under the verandah overlooking the vines. Tasted a range of wines suited to our menu choices and were able to purchase wine by the glass with our meal. We chose the WR Pork burger and Chicken Asian salad; healthy serve and very... More 

Thank Shane R
Hamilton New Zealand
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lunch at Wairau River was great. Seafood Chowder - yum, Asian Chicken Salad - yum, Pork Burger - yum. We were all so full by the end of eating that we couldn't even fit a coffee in. Delicious food.

Thank Sheryl W
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156 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped off at this restaurant on the recommendation of the owners of the accommodation we were staying in. We had a chowder and a cheese platter. Both were very good. We also did a wine tasting at the cellar door. This was free but was nowhere near as informative as another one we went to at another vineyard. However,... More 

Thank Mocampion
Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped for a wine tasting and loved the look of the restaurant and outdoor area, so we decided to stay for lunch. So glad we did! We enjoyed the pate and chowder and the wonderful wine, while enjoying the view.

Thank Renee C
Wellington NZ
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138 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love this place! Had another wonderful lunch over Easter. The restaurant is a simple but stunning building that has been extended over the years. There is a beautifully landscaped outdoors area for dining that is well designed for both sun and wind- we ate outside this time. Plenty of parking and Wairau seems to cater for the crowds very... More 

Thank Drurolnz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Wine Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?