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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
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view over Brancott Estate from the Cellar Door is well worth the visit. Personally for me the large nature of the company' leads to slightly less imaginative and novel wines, however still lovely tasting. We chose to pay for the tasting as didnt fancy...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Atc22
SamaraT124, Manager at Brancott Estate Cellar Door and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Atc22, Thank you for sharing your feedback. I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed your wine tasting experience with us and hope you might be able to return one day - perhaps to sample some of our exceptional, small release Cellar Door exclusive...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband & I initially went out to Brancott for wine tasting, but as we hadn’t had anything to eat that day we decided to pair our tasting session with a dining experience. First of all, the price is fantastic! The food is some of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank nikkimalin
SamaraT124, Manager at Brancott Estate Cellar Door and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear nikkimalin, Thank you for visiting with us and sharing your feedback. I will be sure to pass on your compliments to our fabulous Kitchen Team - their hard work is well deserving of your praise! Hopefully we can have you back to visit another...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped by Brancott Estate for lunch one day. They have a lovely café with a diverse menu and tasty meals. We enjoyed our lunch. The estate is located atop a hill overlooking the valley. It has lovely views. Parking is located...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TorontoTraveler_2008
SamaraT124, Manager at Brancott Estate Cellar Door and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear TorontoTraveler_2008, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. It is wonderful to meet new friends from all over the world each day. Thank you for visiting us - we hope to see you again someday.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are taking a holiday in New Zealand to visit family who took us here a couple of days ago. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Lovely food and wine in a beautiful setting. Highly recommended

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dallydally235
SamaraT124, Manager at Brancott Estate Cellar Door and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear dallydally235, Thank you for visiting with us with your family - we appreciate both our amazingly loyal locals as well as our wonderful international guests alike and we were lucky enough to have you join us together! Wishing you safe travels from us all.

Reviewed 16 December 2018 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 4 weeks ago

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 13 December 2018 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 16 December 2018

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 11 December 2018 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 12 December 2018

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 5 December 2018

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 6 December 2018

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 23 November 2018

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 27 November 2018

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 17 November 2018

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 18 November 2018

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

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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
Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 16:30
Monday
10:00 - 16:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 16:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:30
Thursday
10:00 - 16:30
Friday
10:00 - 16:30
Saturday
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
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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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