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Saint Clair Family Estate Vineyard Kitchen

13 Selmes Road | Rd3, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
+64 3-570 5280
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Another Good Winery

Perhaps because we had visited a number of wineries before this one which was at the end of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oldjack
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
Not great service but good wine

We wanted to come here as only recently been introduced to St Clair Coming from across the world... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Droopydrawrs52
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Come and visit Saint Clair Family Estate Vineyard Kitchen to relax, sit back and enjoy the Saint Clair experience. The newly renovated establishment is situated within a unique vineyard setting with views extending past the vines towards the ever changing and dramatic Richmond Range. The sunny courtyard offers outdoor dining with some dining options amongst the vines. On a cooler day an extended veranda section can ensure customers continue to have the vineyard feel while being sheltered from the elements through extensive floor to ceiling glass sliding doors. A cosy fire provides ambience and warmth during the New Zealand winter, an ideal settling to relax and enjoy Saint Clair's award winning wines. A perfect place for a visit for morning or afternoon tea with a selection of muffins and hot drinks available all day. The extensive menu constantly changes reflecting some of the best seasonal produce and finest delicacies Marlborough as to offer. There are a range of options available to meet any dietary requirements. The wine tasting counter is an area to discover the diversity of Saint Clair with a large selection of award winning wines available for tasting daily via an impressive wine preservation system. In addition to these wines there is an extensive range of craft beers from kiwi breweries including Pan Head, Parrot Dog and Marlborough's own Renaissance. A couple of different flavours of locally produced Adam and Eve Cider are also on offer and New Zealand owned brands make up the eclectic array of non-alcoholic beverages. The Saint Clair Vineyard Kitchen is available for private functions and offers catering options to suit all budgets with flexibility to ensure a successful event. Please contact us to discuss further. When visiting the Saint Clair Vineyard Kitchen make sure you cross the car park to Pātaka - a gourmet food store proudly specialising in New Zealand artisan food and offering uniquely New Zealand inspired gifts.
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  • Average4%
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“wine tasting” (34 reviews)
“great menu” (3 reviews)
“wait staff” (2 reviews)
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13 Selmes Road | Rd3, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
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"wine tasting"
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"reserve pinot noir"
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"washed down"
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"nice place to visit"
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"cellar door"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps because we had visited a number of wineries before this one which was at the end of the visit to the region that this place came over as good, well presented but just another good winery and not a special one. This winery also...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to come here as only recently been introduced to St Clair Coming from across the world I expected more in terms of service but hey the wine is exceptionalMore

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Julieibbotson, Owner at Saint Clair Family Estate Vineyard Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for coming across the world to visit us. I'm sorry the service didn't meet your expectations, that is certainly not our intention. We are experiencing a very busy summer and aim to provide the best service possible to all our guests. Thrilled to hear...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch here, what surprised me first is our table was among the vines. The staff were great and food very good, a good selection of wine was available and the setting in the sun was perfect. I would go back to this...More

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Julieibbotson, Owner at Saint Clair Family Estate Vineyard Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for coming to visit. The table in the vines is quite unique - and a much desired place to sit with the most amazing view up the rows towards the mountains. Do come and visit us again and we will try to provide that...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband had previously tried their Pinot noir on this holiday and wanted to try others. Noticed it provided meals so we decided to eat here to. They could not have been more accommodating or friendlier. We tried wine tasting first - I loved their...More

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Julieibbotson, Owner at Saint Clair Family Estate Vineyard Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

How lovely to hear of your excellent experience you had at Saint Clair. I'm thrilled to hear how much you loved our Gewürztraminer as this is the first summer we have selected that wine to be available on the tasting counter. Our Chef's will be...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 3 days in this beautiful part of the world and went to many cellar doors (such as Cloudy Bay, Seresin, Fromm, Clos Henri, Giesen, Villa Maria, Nautilus, Brancott Estate & Rock Ferry Wines) and out of all these Saint Clair Let a lot...More

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Julieibbotson, Owner at Saint Clair Family Estate Vineyard Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for coming to visit the Saint Clair Vineyard Kitchen. We pride ourselves in our food, wine and service so I am surprised and saddened to hear of your comments. Currently we have more than 15 wines available for tasting so I can not understand...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived for lunch and we had a main and dessert. Everything was amazing! The food was so Devine and the wines we're delish as well! Definitely recommend if you are in Blenhiem.

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Julieibbotson, Owner at Saint Clair Family Estate Vineyard Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting and for your wonderful feedback. We are very proud of our food and our service! Please come again.

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

The food is lovely but rather overpriced. You can't do the wine tasting and eat, which is a shame. Nice gardens.More

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Julieibbotson, Owner at Saint Clair Family Estate Vineyard Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Thanks for coming and enjoying our lovely wine and food. There is the option for you to order your meal and then have a tasting of our range of wines while you wait for your food to arrive - this is a great way to...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

This was recommended to us for the excellent food and nice setting within which to eat it. You can while away the hours sitting at the picnic table in the vineyards with the mountains in the background. There was no rush to move on and...More

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Julieibbotson, Owner at Saint Clair Family Estate Vineyard Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Great to hear that our Vineyard Kitchen is a good setting to while away the hours in the vineyards with mountains in the background. The setting is part of what makes us unique with dining in the vines and what we consider one of the...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

This was our first stop of the day. It is a pretty place with tables inside and out. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly. We tried 4 different wines and our preference was for the Sauvignon blanc. We also wandered through their small shop with...More

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Julieibbotson, Owner at Saint Clair Family Estate Vineyard Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Happy to be a great start to your day with our friendly team at the Vineyard Kitchen. Thanks for coming to visit us. Great to hear how much you enjoyed our Sauvignon Blanc - we have become world renowned for this variety. We would love...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

As soon as we arrived at St Clair we were received a friendly welcome from the staff who offered us a wine tasting at the cellar door. Despite it being busy and full they remembered which wines we'd tasted and never kept us waiting for...More

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Julieibbotson, Owner at Saint Clair Family Estate Vineyard Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thanks for visiting Saint Clair Family Estate. We enjoy welcoming our guests and are pleased to hear your welcome was friendly and you appreciated our staff sharing their knowledge. The cheesecake is the best selling dessert on the menu and one of my favourites also....More

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