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Giesen Cellar Door

$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
26 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
+64 3-572 8500
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (91 reviews)
“smoked fish” (11 reviews)
“bread” (28 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Hours
Wine Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
26 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Arrived early to get ahead of the crowds. Extensive wine selection. Presentation was only average in comparison to other wineries.

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here on advice of our accommodation hosts. Excellent shared platter, well presented. Did not do a specific wine tasting, but enjoyed a 'wine flight' with the meal.

Thank jessiev25
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cellar door and restaurant is only 45 mins drive from home and it is one place we have not been to eat at until yesterday - well we having been missing a treat - nice small eating area with very helpful staff - we...More

Thank Brynkoru
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Try the organic Pinot Noirs with the deluxe charcuterie for two. There were four of us who shared a bottle of wine and a fabulous tray of meats, seafood, cheeses and pate. It is a good stop along the Wine and bike tour, especially at...More

Thank LesBarker-AllroundVR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can get wines here that you will not get elsewhere Naomi who did our tasting was knowledgeable and very helpful

Thank letsgo985
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is called a restaurant but the menu consists of either an individual cheese platter or a meat, fish & cheese sharing platter for two - we chose this. Tasty, locally sourced but 2 mussels, 4 thin slices salami, bit of smoked fish, 2 very...More

Thank dclare142
GWCellarDoor, Manager at Giesen Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to review your experience with us. We do take all feedback very seriously and we are very disappointed that you did not enjoy your visit. Our protocol is always to offer a tasting to all our visitors so that is...More

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Visited Giesen twice in two days whilst in the Marlborough region. It goes without saying that the wine is fantastic, but the vintage platter we shared for lunch was absolutely incredible. Staff were also very friendly and knowledgable. Highly recommended!

Thank olliemumby
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Stopped in here for a wine tastings. Staff were excellent, very helpful and friendly. As one of the larger wine makers it's still worth a visit. Good wine.

Thank Yorkie_Traveller
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped by on a bike tour, with the visit turning out to be the best stop so far in Renwick by some margin. The food was good and the wine tasting even better, with Sam and Nicky being very friendly and accomodating. Definately recommended stopping...More

Thank Bart C
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Great wine tasting with superb Hilary then platter lunch was amazing. Thanks for a fantastic afternoon for our wedding anniversary. We'll worth a visit.

Thank AndrewDebs2710
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$10 - US$14
Wine Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3-572 8500
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Marlborough has a special place in the hearts of the Giesen brothers. To celebrate this, and the wines they create, in late 2011, 30 years after their arrival in New Zealand, they opened a Cellar Door in the heart of the region's wineries. Situated in the midst of vineyards on Marlborough's golden mile this characterful building captures the Giesen Brothers spirit of hospitality, giving visitors a place to experience a taste of Giesen, and learn about their winemaking. Also as a special treat, visitors can taste some back vintages or trial wines thanks to the Enomatic wine dispensing system. In addition Guests can kick back and relax with a glass of Giesens wine and a platter of regional treats in the charming courtyard.
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