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Review of Giesen Cellar Door

Giesen Cellar Door
Ranked #9 of 129 Restaurants in Blenheim
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$14
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Marlborough has a special place in the hearts of the Giesen brothers. To celebrate this, and the wines they create, in late 2011, 30 years after their arrival in New Zealand, they opened a Cellar Door in the heart of the region's wineries. Situated in the midst of vineyards on Marlborough's golden mile this characterful building captures the Giesen Brothers spirit of hospitality, giving visitors a place to experience a taste of Giesen, and learn about their winemaking. Also as a special treat, visitors can taste some back vintages or trial wines thanks to the Enomatic wine dispensing system. In addition Guests can kick back and relax with a glass of Giesens wine and a platter of regional treats in the charming courtyard.
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Met friends for lunch here at their recommendation. Staff were friendly and helpful. Surroundings warm and inviting. We had the gourmet platters and they were excellent, washed down with Giesen's Pinot Gris. Will definitely go there again when in the area

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Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

We had the platter for two recommended and it was amazing, definitely would pass on to stop here for your lunch between visiting wineries !

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Reviewed 10 August 2014

We regularly visit Giesen's Cellar Door for their Gourmet platter for two, it is excellent value and truly a delightful combination of fresh salad, preserves/chutneys and pates made on site, cured meats, cheeses, local mussels and smoked fish, served with a basket of fresh and toasted breads. Giesen's chardonnay is a delight with wonderful flavours and a long finish. A lovely way to spend a long lunch! Sit upstairs for a warm and secluded visit with views over vineyards out to the often blue hued hills of Marlborough.

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Reviewed 11 July 2014

We stopped in for lunch while visiting the Marlborough region and found it excellent. We went there mid-winter and when you enter there's a welcoming fire and an extremely warm welcome from the staff. The restaurant atmosphere and decor is brilliant, including a sunny courtyard out the back (where we chose to eat our lunch). We chose a platter which turned out to be the very best we've encountered anywhere so far. Highly recommend a visit to Giesen's.

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Reviewed 8 July 2014

During a January tour of the Marlborough wine region in NZ, we were in serious need of food an hour or so after our typical lunchtime. Although we had planned to eat elsewhere, we saw the food sign outside the winery, and roared into the parking lot.

After the obligatory tasting (good stuff), our hostess recommended lunch (we did not need a push), and suggested that we try one of the platters. My wife also ordered a glass of the Viognier, which perfectly matched the Vintage Platter which came with local meats, seafood including green lipped mussels, venison sausage, cheeses and crusty bread (see picture).

What a treat. Next time in NZ, we may try different cellar doors, but we will come back here for lunch without question.

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Thank Malchus W
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