Cloudy Bay, Rapaura

3.7
#2 of 18 in Wineries in Blenheim
Indulge in fine dining and wine tasting at Cloudy Bay, one of South Island's leading vineyards. Let the knowledgeable and attentive staff assist you in finding the right wine for your palate from an extensive list of vintages and grapes. Enjoy a light meal by the fireside or on the veranda, perfecting culinary experience with expert recommendations on wine pairings. Stay awhile in one of the vineyard's hanging egg chairs or couches, play a game of petanque or croquet, or enjoy a picnic among the extensive scenery. Put Cloudy Bay on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Blenheim day trip planner .
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  • Visiting Cloudy Bay vineyard has been a family pilgrimage for the last 15 odd years. My uncle moved to NZ some time ago and when family visited in 2007 they shipped over a case of CB for us all to enj...  more »
  • Some 20 years ago we went to Cloudy Bay to taste their wines and I can assure you they are as good as they were then. In some cases better. Well done to maintain the high standards. We loved the outdo...  more »
  • The wine was really nice and the food there was simple fantastic. The place is really nicely made and the staff was friendly  more »
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  • At first I was a little worried about the pricing of the wine tastings ($10 for basic up to $25 for premium) but I like the fact it takes pressure off buying a bottle. You also get some of that money back if you end up buying a bottle. When we got our tasting, each glass was generously filled to the point we ended up having the equivalent of four full glasses of wine. We had the freedom to wonder round the grounds between each tasting which was great as it’s a beautiful setting. They serve snacks but not full on lunches here
  • Delightful wines but we were disappointed with the service. Felt we were forgotten about (over all it took 3 different staff members to complete our tasting). One of the more expensive cellar doors we visited but the poorest service. We got there around 3pm as closes at 4pm, however one of the staff advised us that people still turn up until 5pm so don't be put off by the by the closing time listed.
  • Fantastic experience doing the normal $10 wine tasting. We were told it could be a bit snobbish but that wasn't our impression at all. The swings and ability to walk around outside in between tasting glasses made it our favorite winery to visit
  • It is a good place to taste different vines. I like the atmosphere and friendly staffs there. They are always enthusiastic and trying their best to provide you all information about different vines. It is one of the best place in Blenheim.
  • So beautiful. Me and my wife went there and had a little stroll around the vineyard out the front. So beautiful and peaceful on a 29 degree Marlborough day. We then sat in the garden on the very large and comfortable bean bag style chairs, and the great hanging pods from the trees. I had the sauvignon Blanc 2017 white and my wife has the Pelorous Rose. Both drinks very beautiful and very tasty. We love our wine and our wineries here in beautiful Aotearoa. Cloudy bay has been added to our list of favourites. Sure to recommend to all friends and family.

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Where to stay in Blenheim

Charming rustic lodges and welcoming family-run bed and breakfasts let you experience the gentle lifestyle in Blenheim. Other options include various hotels, backpacker hostels, and, farther out of the town center, motels. If staying out of town among the vineyards, consider renting a bike for easy access to the center.
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