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Wairau River Wines

  • Rapaura Rd. and State Hwy. 6 Map It
  • Blenheim
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Updated 02/18/2014

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Phil and Chris Rose were among the first contract grape growers in Marlborough. Now they produce a notably good range of classic Marlborough-grown wines under their own label. The tasting room is made from mud bricks and has two log-fires in winter. Outside in summer you can relax on the sun-drenched lawns. The winery also operates a restaurant concentrating on local produce, which is open noon–3 and popular with the locals—reservations recommended on weekends. Try

the multiaward-winning sauvignon blanc and other varietals, all from the Wairau River estate vineyards.

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Rapaura Rd. and State Hwy. 6, Blenheim, 7273, New Zealand

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Updated 02/18/2014


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