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Wairau River Wines Restaurant

$$ - $$$European, ,
11 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
+64 3-572 9800
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
11 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food here was simply stunning. Fresh, beautifully presented and utterly delicious. Either book or get there by their opening time of 12pm as they (deservedly) fill up fast. We both agreed it was one of the best meals we'd eaten in NZ.

Thank slightlywelton
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great spot near the main highway linking Nelson and Blenheim. Nice to get friendly and low pressure service from the manager on duty. The wines were of good quality and reasonably priced too. Lovely to visit to the Savignon Blanc capital of New Zealand! 2253

Thank Albywon
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a late lunch here yesterday. I had read the reviews but was very disappointed. Everything was very expensive and mediocre at best. We asked for catsup, server never came back to check on us or bring it.

Thank Estoll
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here during our bike tour of wine country...delicious lunch, fresh garden vegetables, and of course some of their wines! Very comfortable outside seating right on the vineyard!

Thank dp750
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked a table for lunch on a lovely sunny day for a birthday meal. The servers were very friendly and helpful and we chose the bread to share as a starter and the hot smoked salmon salad. We both thought it was amazing, and so...More

Thank Car0le88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lunch was excellent, really nice burger and fair prices. Good menu selection from something hearty to something light. Wine tasting was great too!

Thank John W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only stopped for wine tasting but there were many people eating there. Lynette was very friendly and helpful with the wine tasting and showed a real interest in us.

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Down in Blenheim with another couple for a long weekend, we visited Wairau River Wines for our final lunch - warmly greeted we did a wine tasting then headed into the restaurant. It was a particularly windy Sunday so we opted to eat inside -...More

Thank Virginia M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The waitress really put herself out to find us a lovely place to sit out side.She was extremely helpful.The food was absolutely beautiful.

Thank randbwood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this winery whilst passing through the region. The restaurant was extremely busy but the boss man said he'd fit us in and we did a wine tasting while we waited. I can honestly say I loved every one of their wines and really...More

Thank Penno1978
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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
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
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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