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Cloudy Bay

Jacksons Road, Rapaura, Blenheim, New Zealand
+64 5209040
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Wine tasting only

My girlfriend and I stopped in to do a wine tasting and decided to share a mid and high priced... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Matt G
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Great tasting wines

Dropped by for a tasting at Cloudy Bay and was very happy with our experience. While they do charge... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kate C
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Sydney, Australia
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This winery's sauvignon blanc brought international attention to New Zealand's wine region.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (15 reviews)
“sauvignon blanc” (28 reviews)
“cellar door” (30 reviews)
LOCATION
Jacksons Road, Rapaura, Blenheim, New Zealand
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+64 5209040
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"oysters"
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"sauvignon blanc"
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"cellar door"
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"wine tasting"
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"outdoor area"
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"nice winery"
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"new zealand"
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"tasting experience"
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"tasting room"
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"tasting area"
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"great wine"
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"barrel room"
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"tasting fee"
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"cheese platter"
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"lovely setting"
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"raw bar"
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"marlborough region"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My girlfriend and I stopped in to do a wine tasting and decided to share a mid and high priced tastings ($10 and $15 respectively). We thought the wines were average at best, which was disappointing because this was one of the most expensive tasting...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped by for a tasting at Cloudy Bay and was very happy with our experience. While they do charge a small cost for a tasting, this is discounted from the price if you decide to purchase a bottle, which we did and enjoyed later on...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was not that impressive on the outside, but as soon as you entered, it was very classy, upscale. A very airy and open winery. They had wine tasting with fresh oysters, fig.. The big open green lawn is the most comfortable, serene place. Great...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

We went to Cloudy Bay with the intention of wine tasting, buying wine and having lunch. The moment we entered Cloudy Bay we were ignored despite greeting the staff. This continued while we were waiting. When the staff started to served other patrons who came...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

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 but I liked their chardonnay.

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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

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 popular this place would be on a hot summers day!

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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

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 interested in finding us the answer. Not a great experience and not great...More

Thank skiwichick
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Fantastic wine tasting and very reasonable, averaging out at about £2 for a generous half glass and a very informative lady who knew her wine! There were some fruit flies buzzing around but that’s no-ones fault and they didn’t distract us at all from our...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

hi went to go here as really like there sav wine was waiting in line to be served by older lady who was nothing short of rude to customer as customer asked what wines were exceptional and she said all of them are yes they...More

Thank panam14
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

Called by in honour of a UK friend who raves about Cloudy Bay. This is a upper end winery, not really a 'cellar door'. Staff were friendly and knowledgable, tastings were relatively pricey but excellent and there was food on offer, so it's possible to...More

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rmcgirr
31 October 2016|
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Response from Traveller_45_UK |
Wine tasting can certainly be done on a turn up basis. They charge NZ$10 for a basic tasting of 4 wines of which $5 can be applied to a purchase. I consider this fair as it discourages those that only come to tastings for... More
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