Cloudy Bay, Rapaura

3.8
#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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  • I went on an excursion and did not have a lot of time. They offer different wine tasting options at different prices and some cheese plates to buy if hungry. They are known for their sauvignon blanc b...  more »
  • It was a cold day in Blenheim but what a beautiful property this is. We did the three wine tasting and ordered a cheese platter. The local cheeses were absolutely delicious. Could only imagine how pop...  more »
  • Our wine tasting lady was more interested in talking to our driver. We were left standing waiting for her. Very Commerical, churn them through environment. She didn’t have much knowledge and wasn’t in...  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
  • Fantastic wines. Knowledgeable staff. Not too crowded on the Thursday afternoon that we visited.
  • 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.
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