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Wairau River Wines Restaurant

$$ - $$$European, ,
11 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
+64 3-572 9800
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“souffle” (22 reviews)
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European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First went there ten years ago on our first visit to NZ. It is still just as good: excellent food and, obviously, wine. Well Worth a detour.

Thank malcolm e
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here late last week. I had the salmon dish, it was absolutely amazing. The combination of pickled beet, carrot, salad, hash brown and salmon with the most delicious dressing and hazelnuts was just incredible. I enjoyed every mouthful and thoroughly recommend this...More

Thank twebb21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived hot thirsty and hungry after a good cycle ride to get here, but out was worth the effort. We chilled down nicely in the garden restaurant next to the vines, ordered some food and then did the tasting to decide which wines to...More

Thank nick w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived with friends ex Air NZ into Blenheim and with rental car decided to try Wairau River Wines Restaurant for lunch as we had met them earlier in the year at a 'do' at Furneaux Lodge and enjoyed not only their wines but the company...More

Thank AnnaF59
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I had lunch here with my family and it was delicious! The venue is very clean and has a friendly atmosphere. I had the seafood chowder and it was fantastic! My sister still talks about the seafood chowder we had here when she's reminiscing about...More

Thank Kalaya M
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Was invited to Wairau River Wines Restaurant for lunch with a friend. Food was excellent and service fantastic. Brilliant all round venue, fantastic setting and the attention to detail both in terms of the quality of food and wine matches was unbelievable. The wine tasting...More

Thank Pressy72
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We went to Wairau whilst on a bike wine tour. Can't recommend it highly enough. Must have the seafood chowder!

Thank Slawsonblundell
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We visited this fantastic spot for lunch on a recent wine tasting tour and cannot recommend it more highly. The food was fabulous as is the location. Friendly staff also provided a comprehensive wine tasting session. Thoroughly enjoyed the wine purchases as well! Highly recommended.

Thank LizG10959
Reviewed 15 July 2017

We were a group of 30 booked in for lunch. On arrival, we were told the toilets had a problem and only one was operational. They had hoped to have them fixed before our arrival but, due to circumstances beyond their control, this was not...More

Thank CRS60
Reviewed 12 July 2017

My daughter and I did a wine tasting (excellent) prior to eating. We paired our choice with our 'favourite' wine. What a great way to enjoy the selections! The Blue Cheese inspired souffle was amazing - my daughter (not a fan at all of blue...More

Thank Juli M
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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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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