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Upper South Island and the West Coast Sights

Vavasour Wines

  • 26 Rapaura Rd. Map It
  • Blenheim
  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Updated 02/18/2014

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This winery pioneered grape growing in the Awatere Valley region. As a result a viticultural subregion of Marlborough was discovered, one that produces wines with distinctive, and much-sought-after characteristics from the glacially-enriched soils, arid summers, and cold nights. First planted in 1986, Vavasour's 220-acre estate vineyard is one of the marquee spots for grapes in the Awatere Valley. The awards list here is growing annually with a recent triple at the International

Wine Challenge in London. Their cellar door is now at 26 Rapaura Road.

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26 Rapaura Rd., Blenheim, 7273, New Zealand

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Sight Details:

  • 10:30–4:30 in summer; closed winter

Updated 02/18/2014


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