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Brancott Estate Cellar Door and Restaurant

$$ - $$$European, ,
180 Brancott Road | Blenheim, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
+64 3-520 6975
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (151 reviews)
“monkfish” (6 reviews)
“pork” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
180 Brancott Road | Blenheim, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 516 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You park at the bottom of the hill and get taken up to a stunning winery building by a mini bus. Excellent service and amazing views. Did not matter that it was raining, we did not plan to stay for lunch but everything convinced us...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank TonyinOz
SamaraT124, Manager at Brancott Estate Cellar Door and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear TonyinOz, Thank you for taking time to share your glowing feedback. It is great to hear our wonderful team and our spectacular location allowed you to have such an enjoyable experience - even on a rainy day!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were told reservations were needed for lunch, but we were seated immediately without. The food was very good. The restaurant sits on top of a high hill (parking is at the bottom of the hill, but vans are available to take you to the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank gleno51
SamaraT124, Manager at Brancott Estate Cellar Door and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear gleno51, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit at Brancott Estate and I hope we will be able to have you return to visit again sometime!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Location location location is amazing, beautiful views and a trendy restaurant. Service was ok, staff may have been new and they we're polite, but didn't seem to know the wine that well. Food was very disappointing, one friend had the vegetarian and the falafels were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JaneyOct1958
SamaraT124, Manager at Brancott Estate Cellar Door and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear JaneyOct1958, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback - we are constantly working as a team to deliver our very best and in this instance, it seems we have not quite hit the mark. We will continue to learn and improve...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hadn’t booked but was lucky enough they had a table. We had a stunning saddle of lamb and delicious wines, warm breads looking out over their vineyards. You can even see North island from here! We also enjoyed their tasting session. Atmosphere was cosy...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank pf1sh
SamaraT124, Manager at Brancott Estate Cellar Door and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear pf1sh, Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We think our place is pretty special too and so it is such a pleasure when our guests appreciate it with us. Hopefully you can make it back here again sometime soon. Safe travels!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First off--Reserve ahead of time to eat at the restaurant. I wish we had called to make a reservation in time. Second, do the Showcase tasting to try their wines that aren't available everywhere. Oh...My...! Ann was GREAT, worked with us and gave us several...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kmskier
SamaraT124, Manager at Brancott Estate Cellar Door and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear kmskier, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. I am so pleased you were able to enjoy your visit with us despite the busyness of the day and also that your wine tasting with Ann was a highlight (especially my favourite Fumé Blanc!)...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited for lunch and a wine tasting. Food and service were great. The view is spectacular. Wines were good with plenty of options. Gave it 8.5/10 and was our #4= choice for Marlborough. Be warned, if you purchase wine for delivery their charges can be...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Paul M
SamaraT124, Manager at Brancott Estate Cellar Door and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Paul M, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. I am very pleased to hear how well you enjoyed your experience with my wonderful team and especially that you were able to make the most of the exceptional price point offered to our...More

Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful visit to the winery on our tour with Hop and Grape. The staff were lovely, wine was great, food was even better (salmon yummmm) and you get an absolutely spectacular view of the vineyards. Highly recommend a visit for a special...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MirandaK
SamaraT124, Manager at Brancott Estate Cellar Door and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear MirandaK, Thank you for sharing your feedback. Lucky you to have been out for a day with Cam - he does a fabulous job and I am sure you'll have a day full of wonderful memories to look back on. I am very pleased...More

Reviewed 10 November 2018

Came here around 1h30 PM. Parked the car downstairs in a beautiful setting of rolling hills. Walked up the hill to the restaurant, set up in a spectacular building sitting high up on one of the hills, overlooking the winery. We then followed a small...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jasondayo
SamaraT124, Manager at Brancott Estate Cellar Door and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear jasondayo, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I appreciate that empty but pre-booked tables can appear as frustrating, however, please be assured that we do our very best to respect all reservations made in advance so as to be able...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018

My recommendation to everyone is to book a table if you are wanting lunch between 12-2 pm any day. Inside the amazing building the Restaurant area has seating for 10 tables, all have the same stunning views across Brancott's own vineyards to the larger Wairau...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dennise255117
SamaraT124, Manager at Brancott Estate Cellar Door and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you Dennise255117 for your very kind words. I am especially pleased to hear you've enjoyed some of our Cellar Door exclusive wines which we love to share with our valued guests. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 6 November 2018

We have visited a few wineries in Marlborough but this was recommended to us and was on our route after visiting Omaka air museum. The views were wow. It use to be only open for VIP invitation tasting only but is now open to general...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank nzp0ppy
SamaraT124, Manager at Brancott Estate Cellar Door and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Dear nzp0ppy, Thanks so much for offering your feedback. We get so much pleasure from being able to share an amazing experience with amazing guests. We hope o have you back to visit again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 180 Brancott Road | Blenheim, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand (Formerly Brancott Estate Heritage Centre)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3-520 6975
  • E-mail
Description
Discover the region’s premier wine experience at the home of the original Sauvignon Blanc. The Brancott Estate Cellar Door & Restaurant celebrates the history of Brancott Estate wines, at Brancott Vineyard, the site of the original Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc plantings.The spectacular Brancott Estate Cellar Door & Restaurant is one of Marlborough’s premier cellar doors with a restaurant offering majestic views over the region. On a typical clear day, visitors can see the North Island from the elevated site.Visitors can enjoy Cellar Door tastings and wine sales, Wine Tours, an informtaive AV presentation telling the story of the original Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and a restaurant menu featuring seasonal, local produce.
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