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Wineries & Vineyards
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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What travellers are saying

  • Alice M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This amazing museum was completely mind blowing. Vintage planes are always fascinating, but the way these are displayed in the most realistic of dioramas really sends it onto another level. You honestly felt you were looking at real people interacting with the fabulous old planes
    Written 10 February 2024
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  • laorenjia
    Hong Kong, China99 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent food menu combined with good choice of wine pairings, service and outdoor seating combined for a most enjoyable experience.
    Written 5 April 2024
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  • Rick B
    Southport, NC14 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice, classy environment and beautiful grounds. Our Italian hostess was very knowledgeable and made sure we learned a great deal about their wines. Tasting was very good, but wine much higher priced than others we visited.
    Written 10 February 2024
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  • 422iana
    Dunedin, New Zealand3,123 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really large playground for the children. Good walking tracks around the park. Short walks around the pond and usually is quite busy.
    Written 12 December 2023
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  • Grant N
    Hastings, New Zealand1,538 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spy Valley was the only winery in the Blenheim area that we went back to. The setting was great with tables close to the vines, a great outlook, the wines were extra good and we had to liberate a few bottles for nightly use. Also arranged for a dozen Syrah to be sent back home to Hawke's Bay (the home of Syrah - so it must have been really good). We had a platter the second visit which was excellent - first visit we also met one of the winemakers - always a special thing to happen.
    The staff we met were wonderful - special mention to Annie who promptly put us in our place and kept us amused all the time - highly efficient and lots of recommendations - every winery needs more Annie's - And her off sider Delyth (I'm sure that's wrong but I tried) a young lady heading to Wales to see her ancestors but meantime also giving excellent service at the cellar door - The two of them were a great team and we missed their attitude at other wineries we wound up at . All in all can't fault anything (and we tried just to annoy Annie)
    Our favourite winery on our trip around the South Island
    Written 18 April 2024
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  • John K
    Mesquite, NV30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My wife and I visited here on a tip from Sonia, our Nelson, NZ guide. She was spot on as it far exceeded our expectations. The two charming young French ladies there were incredibly helpful, patient, and kind as they educated us on the vineyards' unique offerings.
    Written 19 February 2024
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  • Grant N
    Hastings, New Zealand1,538 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited to have a taste - decided to have a bottle of Pinot Noir instead as the rest were whites and we prefer reds. The wine was excellent and we managed to liberate a couple for consumption that night. The food was pick your own from items supplied - there was a great cheese that I also managed to take with us for the night. Friendly, nice setting and down to earth. Highly recommend
    Written 19 April 2024
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  • Hector Z
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a nice wibwry to visit. The savignon blanc is world class. Really good minerality and fruitiness ,loved it. Nice helpful service rwally enjoyed our visit.
    Written 27 January 2024
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  • Wayne N
    Sydney, Australia2,029 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Came across this strawberry farm in our way to Cloudy Bay Vineyard. It is well sign posted with parking available inside the gate.

    Pick your own or but pre picked packs, terrific value. So fresh and vibrant in colour!!

    You can also get fresh strawberry ice cream, yoghurt or non dairy desert at the premises. So nice on a hot day. In fact any day😂.

    Some seating no bathrooms.

    Highly recommended!
    Written 1 January 2023
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  • Quest31422316598
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    In June 2023 we became "locals" in Blenheim, having recently relocated from the North Island. Wither Hills was one of the first wineries we visited on our arrival in Marlborough and it remains at the top of our Must Go To list when we have house guests. We have been there about five times with our latest visit in October. We were not disappointed and our guests enjoyed a wonderful experience. We started with a wine tasting, followed by a delicious lunch. Downstairs you can view the cellar and wine barrels and you can also go to the rooftop lookout which gives you the most amazing view of Blenheim. Apart from the amazing wine and food, what makes this place extra special is the staff. I make particular mention of Stephanie and Andy, both have attended to us several times now and the greeting we receive on arrival, and service we receive throughout our visit, is second to none. Nothing makes you feel more special than being remembered on consecutive visits. Keep up the good work guys, you're simply the best.
    Written 7 November 2023
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  • NamFahBluewaterworld
    Surin, Thailand1,439 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We have been there for wine in the morning then the lady said if we wanted to have some lunch here we have to booked but we didn’t. At the end we came back here to have lunch. It was a great experience and great food.
    Written 9 December 2023
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  • wendy1103
    Auckland, New Zealand103 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited Molesworth as part of a 7 day organised tour around the top part of the South Island. Molesworth was a full day tour from Hanmer Springs. The bus that took us into Molesworth was supposedly designed for the terrain but it was still a pretty rough ride. The scenery was amazing though. Luckily we had a bright, sunny day for the visit which made for some great photos. Definitely worth a visit.
    Written 7 October 2023
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