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Hans Herzog Estate

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81 Jeffries Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
+64 3-572 8770
11:00 - 22:00
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Juneau, Alaska
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2015

We ate dinner at the bistro. The ambiance inside is poor. It is very quiet and so sitting closely next to other tables is very awkward. The waiter was not up to par with the prices. He was not able to describe food on the menu, never gave us a wine list until we asked twice, and never asked if... More 

1 Thank Peter B
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Perhaps it was just us, but it was a little pretentious, we really enjoyed our evening and the food was fantastic. A great winery and it was refreshing to fine one that had a restaurant open in the evening. We managed to crack a few smiles and laughs from the waiting team, however a very formal approach was presented where... More 

Thank EwBarr
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015

A friend who knows New Zealand well had recommended Herzog as a "must visit" during our time in the area. We decided to book on the lunchtime vineyard tour and tasting followed by lunch and were not disappointed. The tour was fairly short but very interesting and gave a good impression of the uniquely small scale of the operation here.Some... More 

Thank Ross M
Blenheim New Zealand
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015

We are regular visitors to Herzog Bistro for lunch and dinner but our last visit for a Sunday lunch before Christmas was disappointing to say the least. The menu especially for the mains is boring and lacking in imagination. The fish of the day was a piece of Salmon perched on top of Polenta. One of the party wanted anything... More 

Thank exwinemaker
Reigate, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015

We had dinner at Herzog's and were very disappointed. After a warm welcome and very nice entree and main course, we were completely forgotten about by the staff. They had just one waiter (the others had disappeared) and he seemed preoccupied with another table who appeared to be enjoying the degustation menu, with wines. He never returned to our table... More 

2 Thank Sue G
Annapolis, Maryland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

This European-Style winery really delivers on less than common varietals from the area and puts a new spin on local classics. Their Sauvignon Blanc is much smoother than is typical, and their Methode Blush was also wonderful. If you're shooting for dinner or lunch, you'll need reservations but the tasting room was not crowded when we visited. You'll pay for... More 

1 Thank TheClarksburger
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 November 2015

My husband and I stayed at the vineyard cottage with the wine lover's package during our three week honeymoon to New Zealand in November 2015 and can truly say this was the top highlight during our journey in this amazing country. This package is a very very special experience we will never forget. First, the staff, and Hans himself, are... More 

Thank J W
Christchurch, New Zealand
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122 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Gained a last minute booking for the ala carte menu in the Bistro and were extremely impressed with the food and service. Found the wines a bit pricey but enjoyed nevertheless. I had the fish of the day which was pan seared Gurnard, good size and fabulous. The others had two entrees each which were generous and memorable for all.... More 

Thank Steve M
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84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2015

We are regulars at Herzogs as the food is always very nice. 2 weeks ago we visited for lunch & left very disappointed. The staff on duty, weren't the usual friendly staff that had previously served us. The girl who took our orders, did not smile & her manner made me feel, that anything I asked for was too much.... More 

1 Thank Dee S
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

The restaurant at Hans Herzog Winery was recommended to us by a friend. We were so pleased. The food was wonderful - rack of lamb and ribeye. The staff were gracious and so attentive. We had made reservations at the bistro but wanted to change to the main dining room and they accommodated us with that. The little lobby was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 109
European, New Zealand, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 Jeffries Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3-572 8770
Hans Herzog Estate is one of New Zealand’s most treasured, truly artisan wineries. Settled in 1994 in the heart of Marlborough within the most beautiful gardens Herzog’s offers casual luxury and indulgence for food and wine lovers. Unfettered by commercial considerations, the Herzog’s have adopted an experimentalist stance, cultivating an eclectic array of grape varieties all of them highly acclaimed wines rich in varietal character showing off the covetous terroir. The Estate’s iconic Gourmet Restaurant, casual Bistro, stylish Cellar Door and lovely Vineyard Cottage oozes European elegance and together with vivacious Therese’s and her team warm hospitality it really is a must visit destination!

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