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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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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
180 Brancott Road | Blenheim, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We will initially a bit taken aback cos the car is to park at the foot of the hill and it was a windy day and a little chilly. Without food and a long climb it was a deterrence factor for us. And well we...More

1  Thank hippo645
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow this place totally rocks. I don't think there are enough superlatives to describe the location, views, service, wine and food. From the moment you turn up the drive you're going wow and it just gets better. We hadn't made a booking for lunch but...More

Thank Jedsmom
SamaraT124, Manager at Brancott Estate Cellar Door and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jedsmom, Thanks so much for sharing your awesome feedback and especially for mentioning some of the superstars we are lucky enough to have working here! Wowing our guests is what we're all here for and the praise is well deserved. We will hope to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well the owners may not push their restaurant but we will ! Really impressive menu and food was superb ! View is one of the best in the region and wines are there for the taking ! Staff were excellent and overall super impressedMore

Thank Stretch1958
SamaraT124, Manager at Brancott Estate Cellar Door and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Stretch1958, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I completely agree with you - our team certainly does an amazing job and it is wonderful to have our guests sing their praises! We hope to be able to host...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked in for lunch and it was superb. Terrific staff and delicious wines. Definitely we'll be back

1  Thank kevinjan2014
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Apparently a new menu, not impressed by any of the meals had by our party of six. Four of us had the Salmon, nice piece of Salmon but swimming in a clear tasteless liquid with doughy Gnocci and droopy Courgette. A small dish and very...More

1  Thank exwinemaker
SamaraT124, Manager at Brancott Estate Cellar Door and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear exwinemaker, Thank you for taking time to share your feedback with us again. Our team challenge ourselves daily to not only meet but exceed our visitors expectations in every aspect of their experience and I am sorry to read we have not managed to...More

Reviewed 26 August 2018

We were told about this place for the views and the food and it didn’t disappoint. The views are great, the food was fantastic and the service was superb. All up, very glad we visited.

Thank Les O
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

We had an outstanding lunch. The restaurant and cellar door firstly has wonderful views. Secondly the service was outstanding. And finally the food was delicious. We loved the hommus and bread for staters. Outstanding and we will come back

Thank Praxmeyer
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent venue, stylish & delicious. Worth a visit. Reasonably priced for excellent food & wine. The full length mirrors facing you in the toilets are an interesting experience.

Thank Shelleyhob
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We were recommended here by a friend and glad we stopped in. While Brancott Estate isn’t my first choice of wine I thoroughly enjoyed my time here and so glad we went. The views are spectacular - there were no leaves on the vines at...More

Thank Jacqueline M
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This is a must see spot when visiting wineries in the Marlborough Region. The views are magnificent and you can even see the North Island on a clear day. The staff are well informed about the wines and offer various tasting options at a cost...More

Thank JDBoy_nz
Samara T, Manager at Brancott Estate Cellar Door and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Dear JDBoy_nz, Thanks so much for sharing your feedback with us. The team sincerely appreciate knowing that their efforts have enabled you to enjoy your visit with us so much. We look forward to having you visit again. I recommend sometime around March/April when you...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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: 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
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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