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Giesen Cellar Door

26 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
+64 3-572 8500
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
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Wine Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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26 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
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Reviews (253)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was recommended - at $30 for a lunch platter for two - it was $39.95 but this did include 2 glasses wine. The platter was delicious - a selection of meats cheeses etc but quite small portions. A little more generous portions would've been...More

Thank marketingguru2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Giesen was the first stop on a recent bike tour of several Marlborough wineries and we're certainly glad we included this cellar door in our itinerary. Jo was our cellar door host and she was warm, welcoming and knowledgeable - she made our tasting experience...More

Thank Glenz77
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended Giesen by family and friends. Much better than I expected. Informative wine tasting session and we decided to stay for lunch. Plus took away a couple excellent bottles of wine. To be sure a worthwhile visit if your doing the vineyards.

Thank GlobalTraveller1985
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend the beautiful restaurant. We enjoyed an absolutely delicouse platter of scrumptious goodies. Very reasonably priced plus exceptional service.

Thank rubybayNelson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were just driving past the vineyard and were in the mood for a wine and lunch. The tasting is free and small(lots of choices but not too much information) but really nice, during the tasting you can see which wine you like the most...More

Thank Anita B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Tourist Information Office in Blenheim to obtain some info on some wineries in the Marlborough region. Giesen stood out as a nice winery so we headed there for a wine tasting and lunch. We were greeted with a lovely smile by Naomi...More

Thank Connexus2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The wine tasting was great, but the standout at this cellar door was the lunch platter - oh my goodness it was heaven on a plate! You must must try.

Thank AsilYdder
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on our wine tour. We tasted 6 lovely wines from the extensive Three Brothers wine list and enjoyed a glass of delicious Riesling with our lunch. The platter was fantastic with seafood, meats, cheeses and unusual homemade chutneys and sauces....More

Thank sarahpetch112
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We were told that Giesen was one of Marlborough's best. We fully agree. The wine was great (will be ordering), the service was excellent (Myriam was wonderful), and the landscaping/decor was extremely artful. This groundskeeper is the best! Don't miss Giesen.

Thank JohnH1623
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the wine tasting first then had a wonderful lunch. The platters were amazing!! The staff was wonderful. We will be back!

Thank vettidew
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 14
Wine Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
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.