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Cloudy Bay

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Address: Jacksons Road, Rapaura, Blenheim, New Zealand
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This winery's sauvignon blanc brought international attention to New...

This winery's sauvignon blanc brought international attention to New Zealand's wine region.

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One of the original, and still great wineries of the district.

Cloudy bay has been producing great wines for more than 20 years. Nothing has changed since those early days, just the level of production. The quality of Cloudy Bay wines is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Spokane, Washington
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were very impressed with the setting, but a bit taken aback by the tasting experience. It was a long drawn out affair as two of our group were essentially forgotten for large chunks of time down the till end of the counter. It was very disappointing as other members of the public came and went and it was only... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Today we went to cloudy bay to taste wine. It was very reasonable in price and the wine was very good. They had great variety and the food looked great as well. Wine was reasonably priced to take home also!

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salisbury
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything appeared to suggest a class act as we arrived, befitting the reputation that Cloudy Bay has achieved for it's. wines. The tasting room was quite busy so we expected to wait for our turn at the tasting counter. So, we were surprised to be invited to join the 12 or so people already at the counter. With only 4... More 

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The winery "packages" their tasting instead of letting you choose, 3 or 5 for a certain price. We don't have a problem paying for tasting but for them to preselect what wines you will get is rude. Staff very formal. Ate at the restaurant. Beautiful setting. Food overpriced for quantity. My suggestion is just buy a bottle of wine at... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cloudy bay has been producing great wines for more than 20 years. Nothing has changed since those early days, just the level of production. The quality of Cloudy Bay wines is exceptional. Their classic Saul blanc is still an impressive wine. The tasting room is quite nice and they have a very good menu of Asian fusion dishes to dine... More 

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Thank MiguelitoyCat
Kapaau, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big fan of Cloudy Bay wines. Wine tasting area somewhat stuffy with the attitude. Declined to pay the tasting fee and moved outside for oysters on the half shell. Terrific, as was our server.

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Basel
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were rather disappointed about the wine on offer in Cloudy Bay. The staff was very unfriendly and their wines mediocre.

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our experience at Cloudy Bay was first class. They have a reputation of being one of, if not the top winery in New Zealand and deserve it. From the methode traditionelle sparkling, through the sauvignon blancs, every wine shows taste, character and class. While pricy, the Te Koko Sauvignon that we took with us showed the time and care taken... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly staff – we bought a couple of really good wines and enjoyed a drink in the garden which is absolutely amazing. Very relaxed, lots of place with very comfortable seating arrangements, a great place.

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cloudy Bay winery is one of the top wineries in Malborough and just oozes class. The tasting options are offered at 3 levels starting at just $10 part of which can be offset if you make a wine purchase. We first visited the winery ten years ago and the main visitor area is still very much unchanged and show the... More 

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