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Wairau River Wines Restaurant

$$ - $$$European, ,
11 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
+64 3-572 9800
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (202 reviews)
“mussel chowder” (37 reviews)
“souffle” (19 reviews)
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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 472 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

The place was very warm and homey, felt like you were picnicking in your own yard. Very friendly and comfortable, especially on a sunny day. The food was fresh and delightful, especially the souffle. I wish the portion would be bigger!

Thank itcheetam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently had a happy family reunion lunch at this Winery...the staff were welcoming and the food was superb. Can recommend the pate plate as a starter, in fact, there is enough for two people with a tasty pate, yummy bread and all the little...More

Thank autumn19
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Wairau River as the lunch stop on a winery tour. Order the salmon and it was amazing! Wanted to go back the next day and eat it again! Beautiful family run establishment, great wine, highly recommend

Thank Jessica L
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Visited for lunch. Very friendly welcome from staff. Menu is excellent, good range to choose from. Food was first class - delicious and well presented. All in all a most satisfying visit. Highly recommended.

Thank David H
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Now the plan was for me and my husband to have brunch here but when we arrived to this beautiful place we realised they didn’t serve until 12!! We didn’t stay for food but the lady who spoke to us was so lovely and friendly...More

Thank ZCashin2014
Reviewed 9 May 2018

We were made welcome by all the staff and throughly enjoyed our lunch in the peaceful surrounds. The food and wine were excellent.

Thank Q6995YRwilliamb
Reviewed 11 April 2018

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 10 April 2018 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 10 April 2018

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 5 April 2018 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

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