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Giesen Cellar Door

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, , Vegetarian Friendly
26 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
+64 3-572 8500
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“smoked fish” (10 reviews)
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Wine Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
26 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Best way to prove is to go try them yourself but better with a crowd so you can try all the platters on offer.

Thank michiko3977
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us shared 2 vintage platters and the were outstanding both in content and presentation. The price was very reasonable and it was wonderful being able to sit outside in the very appealing courtyard.

Thank Marg22
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious platter and tasty wines at Giesen were the highlight of our afternoon in Renwick. Friendly service.

Thank Cmack1234
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to shop and enjoy the local produce from the district topped off with great local wine. Staff were very pleasant and knew there product. Service was a touch slow as it took a while to get the vintage platter. Was worth the wait...More

Thank dnlcompton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Giesen,s for an early lunch on Easter Monday. Not a warm welcome, but a good platter and the hostess was informative. Had to ask for the glass of wine I had ordered earlier ( the ladies had finished there coffee before hand)....More

1  Thank TaurangaTrout
GWCellarDoor, Manager at Giesen Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us as we do take all feedback very seriously. We are very disappointed that you found that the service you received was not up to standard for which we sincerely apologise. This is definitely...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had read good things about the platters here and the vintage platter for 2 was certainly a lovely lunch. Paired with the Pomme Gris (an interesting cider/wine combo) it was even better. A great mix of local seafood, meats and chutneys with a great amount...More

Thank 4xWandering_Kiwis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent cellar. The hostess was knowledgeable and generous with the tastes. The $5 fee gives six tastings of your choice.

Thank 32brucebeach
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch here - spent a while beforehand tasting various wines and then shared the vintage platter. People working there were very friendly and we did not feel rushed through our tastings. Possible to buy wine by the glass here which was a...More

Thank doodles700
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

This is a nice place with what looks to be good food (didn’t eat there). Very pleasant surroundings. Tasting are very good we got to try about 6 wines some of which were quite different to what we tried elsewhere. Very good selection. Only drawback...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Booked lunch here in advance as we were told it is very popular. Wine tasting was free ( not sure if as we had booked lunch) The platter to share was lovely with cheeses, meats and smoked fish and pate and bread. Very good value...More

Thank Karen D
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 14
Wine Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3-572 8500
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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.
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