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Wairau River Wines Restaurant

$$ - $$$European, ,
11 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
+64 3-572 9800
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (200 reviews)
“mussel chowder” (37 reviews)
“souffle” (19 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
11 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 466 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the recommendation of our bike hire company, we made reservations (good thing we did!) for Wairau and had a great lunch at the corner of the vineyard. Their menu is well thought out and the food is delicious - we particularly liked our salmon...More

Thank A G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for lunch last Saturday to celebrate with a friend who had just become a NZ citizen. A Great Reserve Chardonnay we shared with lunch & a divine salmon salad two of us chose. The new kiwi had the burger, which looked sooooo good...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our small group stopped into the winery for a lovely fresh lunch and wine tasting. Sampled most of their locally produced wine and then enjoyed a fantastic meal of all fresh local produce. The staff were very friendly, the grounds and view were amazing and...More

Thank Michael_NT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’d done a bit of research and opted for this restaurant as a lunch stop in the Marlborough vineyards area, having just come off the ferry from Picton. A really friendly, well healed place with excellent food set to a backdrop of well tended vineyards...More

1  Thank Richard B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made a lunch reservation and arrived a little early to have a tasting. We wanted to see what we would drink with lunch. After sampling the wines on offer we decided on a bottle of their Rose, great for a warm summer day sat...More

Thank BoaterTony
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our arrival in Blenheim we were too early to check in to our accommodation so decided to have lunch. Having tried a couple of other wineries which only served cheese platters we came to the Wairau River cellar door and restaurant. It was very...More

Thank Patricia186487
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good...Cerys was incredible serving food and shared her Fejoas with us....incredible fruit. Tasting was OK....with uninspired staff serving.

Thank MateoEsmi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The menu is short but appealing. We loved the blue cheese soufflé, hot from the oven. We arrived around noon, just ahead of a couple wine tours, so the service was quite speedy. The outdoor setting -- picnic tables fronting the vines -- is pleasant...More

Thank ECTrekker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were advised to try the twice baked cheese souffle and we were not disappointed - and it was accompanied by a very good salad of mixed leaves,pine nuts & cheese and a couple of glasses of wine. Very good value

Reviewed 20 March 2018

My girlfriend and I came in for a late lunch and we have a lovely time. The restaurant was busy but the severs made sure to give us time and attention and were really happy to accomodate my request for a meal that was vegetarian...More

Thank Holly S
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids
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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