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Brancott Estate Heritage Centre

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180 Brancott Road | Blenheim, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
+64 3-520 6975
10:00 - 16:30
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here to do a wine tasting and have lunch with my partner. The view, i dont even know how to sell it enough to anyone, but the view is AMAZING!!!! Im not a wine snob so i dont really know much about wines, other than what we had tasted really good, but it felt like the lady pouring our... More 

Thank Ricalabonita
Sydney, Australia
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68 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brancott is one of my favourite wines and I was looking forward to visiting the estate. However, it was impossible to find!

1 Thank perthluv2travel
Auckland, New Zealand
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542 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perched beautiful up on the hill above the beautiful vineyard a visit here will not leave you disappointed. Visit the cellar door to sample the wonderful wines or better still have a late lunch. Ensure you venture out onto the observation deck for incredible vineyard views.

1 Thank GaryandLesleyTravel
Management response:

Dear GaryandLesleyTravel, Thank you for your feedback. Our location offers the possibility for our cellar door and restaurant visitors to have wonderful memorable experience. We look forward to welcome you again. Kind regards Patrick Moittie Cellar Door and Restaurant Manager More 

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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would highly recommend visiting this vineyard for the panoramic views alone. Spectacular location. Lovely service - exceptionally friendly older gentleman drives visitors up the hill - if they dont want to walk. Wines were lovely too .....

1 Thank rubybayNelson
Management response:

Dear rubybayNelson, Thank you for lovely comments regarding the Cellar Door. Our panoramic view of the valley gives a good idea where some of our wines grow. We hope to have the pleasure to welcome again soon Kind regards Patrick Moittie Cellar Door and Restaurant Manager More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined here at the end of April for lunch on my Mum's birthday while visiting NZ. We all had different meals and each was superb! The views were just incredible and its certainly worth booking to eat here as the only have a few tables.

1 Thank NatashaRachael
Management response:

Hello NatashaRachael, We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your lunch and yes, booking is always advisable. Thank you for your comments and we hope to welcome you again in the near future Kind regards Patrick Moittie Cellar Door and Restaurant Manager More 

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46 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch and Heritage tour here. Excellent spread of wines to taste (6) . Diane was most knowledgable and helpful. Views are stunning from glass fronted building. Just be careful if you are not very mobile as you will need the staff to collect you from the lower car park.

2 Thank BangorBarney
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful view and worth visiting for this alone. More expensive ($10) than mist - Villa Maria was free, but lovely outlook. Wines were ok. Great chat with a student who was serving and researching wine, so enjoyed the visit.

Thank Salcheltenham
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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253 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I have been here before for lunch and were blown away by the view. We brought the entire family back for my daughters birthday. It didn't disappoint. We started with some bubbles ( which were so reasonably priced) then moved on to a three course lunch. Finishing with the Affocata which came with a desert wine. The... More 

1 Thank Rainy0
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have been to Brancott previously and had enjoyed ourselves so when we had family visiting we thought we would take them up the hill for a tasting, lovely views and something to eat. We totally regret it and will not do it again. As soon as we arrived, the reception from the man was very rude... More 

Thank BrydieFrame
Management response:

Dear BrydieFrame, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. Let me start by sincerely apologising to you as this obviously below our standards and the level of service and care we provide our guests. I would like to investigate further and would appreciate if you could email me directly on: cellardoor-restaurant@brancottestate.com Once again my... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the platter and I can still taste it. Cannot wait to go back and try another dish so we can compare it to our delicious, fresh and interesting platter. It really was one of the best choices we have made in ages. The desert was very good as well - creame brûlée - perfect.

Thank LincolnKatie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 180 Brancott Road | Blenheim, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3-520 6975
Discover the region’s premier wine experience at the home of the original Sauvignon Blanc. The Brancott Estate Cellar Door & Restaurant celebrates the history of Brancott Estate wines, at Brancott Vineyard, the site of the original Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc plantings.The spectacular Brancott Estate Cellar Door & Restaurant is one of Marlborough’s premier cellar doors with a restaurant offering majestic views over the region. On a typical clear day, visitors can see the North Island from the elevated site.Visitors can enjoy Cellar Door tastings and wine sales, Wine Tours, an informtaive AV presentation telling the story of the original Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and a restaurant menu featuring seasonal, local produce.

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