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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  • Cloudy Bay have things well set up to enjoy the experience in their grounds as you savour selection of their wines, be prepared to pay but take the journey gently and enjoy the landscape.  more »
  • Delicious, beautiful and exactly what we hoped , perfect weather and peaceful property. Visited on a bubblygrape wine tour with a friend. - from australia  more »
  • It really is a beautiful Winery. But I felt that it was a rather quick and commercial attention. Pinot noir 2015 was very good
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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
  • Beautiful vineyard. Had the $10 tasting and received $5 off when buying a bottle. Gorgeous wines and my favourite in the Malbourough region thus far!
  • Great location and ambience. Great choice of wines at reasonable prices. Excellent service.
  • As far as Marlborough wines go, it doesn't get much more well known than Cloudy Bay. When we got got here we were quite full of expectation for the food and the wine as the photos looked really good. The tasting menu for the wine was great and we worked through most of the wines available at Cloudy Bay. Great varieties, great tastes, loved it. The atmosphere and scenery was also to die for. The only thing I marked this place down for is the food. Raw bar was good, would have liked shallot vinegar instead of the soy based dressing as oysters are naturally salty already. The poke was ... Average, rice tasted like bullets, so hard, and salmon didn't have much taste to it. Green soba noodles and duck breast was again average, nothing really too surprising or too bad. All in all the food was an ok experience. We were hungry and looking forward to a meal, and this really didn't stand up to our expectations.
  • 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.

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