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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” (96 reviews)
“smoked fish” (12 reviews)
“bread” (32 reviews)
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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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1 - 10 of 333 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After tasting some of their nice wines we had deserts and tea. Very nice lemon cake and brownie. Great fuel for the afternoon visiting cellar doors on bikes.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank quadrapod
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Giesen today and had an awesome experience tasting with Naomi. Naomi was very knowledgeable regarding the local wines and conditions and tailored each of us a very personal tasting experience. My wife and I both loved the wines - she preferred the sweeter...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank chrisjl17
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We asked for a dry wine not sweet and got a super sweet Riesling. Cheese platter was average and the wine was good but there is a lot of better wineyards around.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank FLundg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch today great service great food great wine great company loved it and will definitely be back

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 893tonig
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Giesen, a larger winery, produces some spectacular wines. This is a particularly good spot to get a proper lunch in addition to having a nice tasting. Lunch was a very yummy, generous-sized charcuterie, cheese and condiment plate with especially great breads, accompanied by a glass...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LarchFoodie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely wine tasting and a nice food platter to follow. Very knowledgeable and approachable staff who clearly enjoy their work.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Phedder
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You might not have this at your top of your list but we loved the wine. Luke looked after us very well and knew his stuff. Definitely recommend a visit. We didn’t eat food.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank andyg2017
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Wonderful staff and a great place to spend an afternoon having a glass of wine and a platter with friends and family.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kathryn Anne G
Reviewed 8 December 2018

Had a Vintage Platter which is a mix of bread, cheese, meats, pickles, etc and a bottle of Riesling. Food was expensive for the quantity, but the quality was top notch. No surprises that the staff are very knowledgeable on the wine selection and were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank nz_travels_a_lot_08
Reviewed 6 December 2018

Made very welcome at Giesen Cellar Door on our wine tasting tour. Our host gave us the history of the Giesen brothers establishing the business, before our wine tasting experience. Of the wines sampled my wife & I's favourite was the Syrah single vineyard clayvin....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank gentrymark55
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$9 - US$13
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, View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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