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Giesen Cellar Door

€€ - €€€, , Vegetarian Friendly
26 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
+64 3-572 8500
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Wine Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
26 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome platters and selection of lunch options. Nice restaurant area with a cosy fireplace and good service.

Thank Ray M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got to choose all of the wines we wanted to taste from Giesen's extensive collection. The tasting really allowed us to choose the varietals we enjoy as individuals and create our own tasting experience with the welcome advice of the knowledgable staff.

Thank EricaC2116
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

We did a wine tasting here and got an extensive wine menu, from which we were allowed to choose 6 wines for tasting. The place had a lovely fire and was in beautiful surroundings. The lady working there was really friendly and gave us recommendations...More

Thank Guide426928
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Had a very yummy platter with our old friends who live in NZ and one who actually cultivated the vintage wine they serve there and incidentally is delicious. The platter was for four of us and I readily recommend it.we spent a very lovely hour...More

Thank Carolynwells
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

One of several cellar door tastings within close proximity. Excellent wines (the pinot noir is not my favourite but that is just a personal preference). Generous tastings and informative friendly service. No pressure to buy.

Thank PeterE5
Reviewed 10 June 2018

I asked if they could make anything vegan for lunch and the answer was no. You'd think the chef might have some time on their hands as the place was empty apart from one table who were already eating.

Thank kiwiadams
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Amazing platter. Amazing wine. Lovely ambience and decor. A must stop on a wine tour of Blenheim. Thanks!

Thank Hayley H
Reviewed 14 May 2018

We had a booking for lunch at the winery restaurant and they gave us a table upstairs. We shared a really good platter with salami, cheese, green lipped muscles, sauces and breads. We also had 2 glasses of their best Syrah.

Thank DarylJ552
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Best way to prove is to go try them yourself but better with a crowd so you can try all the platters on offer.

Thank michiko3977
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Four of us shared 2 vintage platters and the were outstanding both in content and presentation. The price was very reasonable and it was wonderful being able to sit outside in the very appealing courtyard.

Thank Marg22
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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
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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