Wither Hills Cellar Door

Wither Hills Cellar Door, Blenheim: Hours, Address, Wither Hills Cellar Door Reviews: 4.5/5

Wither Hills Cellar Door
4.5
Wineries & Vineyards
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11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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Our Cellar Door allows you to appreciate the true beauty of Marlborough while enjoying a comprehensive tasting of the wines we are so passionate about. Open seven days a week, we also offer tours of our vine library and barrel hall. Our cellar door is a blend of contemporary design and character – the perfect location for a leisurely break with friends and family. We also serve lunch at the Wither Hills Restaurant - please see our other listing for more information.
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Shane Modric
Hamilton, New Zealand2 contributions
May 2022
Good Tasting, Very knowledgeable host. its good to have graduate students doing tastings as they know a lot about the industry. Great view from the Cellar door
Written 1 June 2022
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JasonandKatieC
Wellington, New Zealand64 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
We visited for a wine tasting, we had a great experience and thought our host had good knowledge of the wines and area.
I was disappointed that our teenager daughter (16yrs) was not able to do the tasting with us. This was the only cellar door that she wasn't able to participate. Still definitely worth a visit.
We loved tasting the grapes out the front off the vines
Written 29 April 2022
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sonny
Upper Hutt, New Zealand1 contribution
Feb 2022 • Couples
Amazing service with the best food. And, as expected the wine was exceptional. The location was easy to find and the restaurant was in a glorious setting. Will return.
Written 6 February 2022
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Hi there Sightseer14316964430, Thanks so much for your kind review. We're so glad to hear you had a fantastic time and we look forward to seeing you on your return. Kind regards, Sam Webb Venue Manager
Written 16 February 2022
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Emma R
11 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Delicious food at the restaurant, and great option to do a ‘flight’ of 3 wines with lunch instead of a full tasting. Staff were so friendly and attentive, and have a brilliant knowledge of the food, wine and the Blenheim area.
Written 17 January 2022
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Hi Emma, Thanks so much for your kind review. We're so thrilled you enjoyed your time here at Wither Hills. Kind regards, Sam Webb Venue Manager
Written 16 February 2022
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Kevin11457
Tauranga, New Zealand235 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Visited on January 17 and Denise did a wonderful job on a busy day.
My tasting was adapted to wines I enjoyed plus she provided a menu to take away so we could see if my Coeliac husband would enjoy the plates offered.
Thank you Denise.
Written 17 January 2022
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Hi there Kevin11457, Thanks so much for your kind review. Dennise is an absolute star and we love having here her. We're so glad you enjoyed your Wither Hills experience. Kind regards, Sam Webb Venue Manager
Written 16 February 2022
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Geoff
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Couples
Went along to have a tasting, pick our favourite wines and get a few bottles. It was super busy (understandable), we stood at the counter for 5 minutes and all staff members working ignored us. Finally as we were about to leave, we were told by someone they'd be with us soon. Would have appreciated being acknowledged earlier, but again they were busy.

When they got around to serving us, we asked if we could have a tasting. We'd done this at other wineries (who were also busy) that day without any issues - they just explained they were too busy to give us the full experience - so we expected a similar result.

The staff member then told us "We're not doing tastings, we're only focused on the restaurant. You can get a glass of wine you want."

Given their primary business is wine, this seemed incredibly odd - especially as other wineries close by could accommodate us. We decided to leave and had a great experience at St. Clair instead.
Written 4 January 2022
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Hi Geoff, Again, thanks for your review, both here and on Google. We're sorry to hear that your experience didn't live up to your expectations. Kind regards, Sam Webb Venue Manager
Written 6 January 2022
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RiaNada
3 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
Beautiful scenery and lovely hosts, food was delightful as was the wine and the setting was fabulous. Highly recommend!
Written 31 July 2021
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Hi RiaNada, Thanks so much for your kind review, we're so happy to hear you enjoyed your time here at Wither Hills. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Sam Webb Venue Manager
Written 10 August 2021
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Desa2000
Papamoa, New Zealand155 contributions
Jul 2021
We stopped her for lunch and to enjoy the lovely scenery on our way back to Nelson City. Food, wine and service was excellent. We had Miso pumpkin and fish and chips. Both dishes were delicious. Service was pleasant, friendly and very professional. The restaurant had spectacular views of the vineyards and the mountain ranges. What a great way to end our visit to Nelson.
Written 16 July 2021
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Hi Desa2000, Thanks so much for your very kind words. Our team prides itself on the experience we provide and we're so happy to hear it met your expectations. We hope to see you again soon, Kind regards, Sam Webb Venue Manager
Written 10 August 2021
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RJBPNewZealand
Blenheim, New Zealand77 contributions
Jul 2021
Good greeting on arrival and we were given tasting sheets asked to sit at a small table with stools. There was one other table of 4 people tasting going on, so not busy. We sat there for several minutes, chose 3 wines each and then started the tasting. Our host seemed surprised when we said we were locals, but both of us found it difficult to understand the rushed description of both wines, even though we’ve had them in the past.

We were left with the tasting bottles, which told us which area the wines came from, but no hint of what they would taste like if you were buying them off the shelf. Not really very helpful, and not the fault of the CD staff.

Long gap between wine #1 and #2. There were at least 3 staff on in the CD but the only one doing tastings, and he was unable to cope with more than one group at a time, even though we were seated right next to the other group. The other 2 members of staff seemed more interested in doing stuff on the computer, leaving us with a feeling of being largely ignored. We had to ask for wine #2 so a different host served us.

We also had to ask for water.

Hate to think what would happen if it got busy. The “uniform” needs an overhaul too - trousers that are 3 inches too short, striped socks and trainers isn’t a professional look for a major player in the Marlborough wine industry. Using the excuse of it being winter and quiet won’t cut it either, you’re still being held in judgement, regardless of whether your customers are local or international (and they will return). We’ve noticed scruffily dressed staff before, but it doesn’t need a huge pay packet to look smart.

Overall a disappointing visit. Wouldn’t recommend to either friends or visitors. Sorry guys, you need to up your game.
Written 14 July 2021
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Hi RJBPNewZealand, We're sorry to hear that your experience here at Wither Hills didn't live up to your expectations. I would like the opportunity to discuss your experience in person to better understand how, in your view, we can improve. Please feel free to contact me at cellardoor@witherhills.co.nz. Kind regards, Sam Webb Venue Manager
Written 10 August 2021
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Lisa S
Christchurch, New Zealand7 contributions
Mar 2021
What a consistent wonderful experience. We go out of our way to drop in at Wither Hills when we pass close to Blenheim on our trips. They have a beautiful setting and the food is top notch. The service is also top notch and the staff are friendly, attentive and make you feel welcome. I went there for my birthday in March and the lovely French girl, Stephanie who was our waitress, surprised me by gifting me a beautiful bottle of sparkling Rose when we left. Thank you Stephanie!
Written 30 May 2021
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Hi LisaS11064, We're so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time at Wither Hills, Stephanie is an absolute star and a true asset to our team! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Sam Webb Venue Manager
Written 10 August 2021
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