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Lunch in the Outdoor Garden
Cawthron Award Winner
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World Gin Awards Winner 2023
Worlds Best London Dry Gin 2023
Qualmark Silver Award Silver
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About The Vines Village

The Vines Village is the perfect destination to explore, taste and relax amongst 4 acres of expansive tranquil landscaped lakeside grounds.


A short 10 minute drive from Blenheim, The Vines Village is perfectly located amongst the 'Golden Mile' in Marlborough's world famous wine country.

Here you can discover the award winning Whitehaven Wines Cellar Door, sip Roots Dry Gin (produced on-site and awarded 'NZ's Best Gin' at the 2021 NZ Spirits Awards) at The Roots Gin Shack & Tasting Room, try the Whiskey & Cheese at Cheese & Cheers and taste some of Marlborough's best produce at the Vines Larder & Gifts.

The Vines Village won the 2018 NZ Hospitality Award for 'Best Environmental/Sustainable Business', Wild Tomato 2019 'Best Cafe In Marlborough', Runner up at the 2019 NZ Retail Awards Finalist for 'Business Innovation' and the 2019 Cawthron Marlborough Environment Award for Business Innovation and won 'Best Commercial Garden' at the Garden Marlborough Awards.

Enjoy some sweet treats, ice cream at Cone & Scoop and local charcuterie at Vines Larder & Giftware then shop for crafts at The Quilters Barn for that something special.


Check out the region's cellar doors along the 'Ride The Golden Mile' Food & Wine Trail by biking with Explore Marlborough bike hire.

Bring the family out to enjoy a moment or two around the many shaded decks and covered areas or wander the grounds, native gardens and outdoor theatre. With loads of free parking for buses, camper vans, cars with trailers and bikes, vehicles of all shapes and sizes all are welcome.


The Vines Village is an essential stop on your journey through Marlborough and we look forward to seeing you soon.

See what's happening at the Vines Village at
#vinesvillage #vinescafe



The Vines Cafe is one of Marlborough's favourite family friendly casual dining destinations, a fresh and wholesome cafe specialising in nourishing weekend breakfasts, fresh coffee, tasty lunches and afternoon drinks. The Vines Larder and Gifts is right next to the Cafe for all your local produce and deli goods.

With a large kitchen garden, fruit trees and adjoining the Whitehaven Wines Cellar Door, Cone & Shake, The Larder and The Roots Gin Shack, the Vines Village let's you taste and peruse your away around the site at your leisure.

The Vines Cafe is open 7 Days

Mon-Thurs 8am-3:30pm
Fri 8am-4pm
Sat & Sun 8:30am-4pm
(Kitchen Closes at 2:30pm daily)
Public Holidays open from 9am

Book at (03) 572 7170

The Vines Outdoor Garden
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The Vines Village is the artisan hub of Marlborough with a range of boutique shops offering carefully selected Marlborough produce and gifts.

From the gourmet delights at the Larder & Giftware, to local cheese & whiskies at Cheese & Cheers and The Quilters Barn's for wide range of fabric and craft supplies there is something for all the family. The Roots Gin Shack has a variety of gin merch and all things gin!.

Can't decide on the perfect gift? Then maybe pick up a voucher for that special person so they can choose from the the wide variety of shops at The Vines Village.



The Vines Village is the perfect location to start or finish your day of activities and adventures in Marlborough.

Check out the upcoming events at The Vines Village or the extensive day to day offerings.
Ask us any time
for suggestions as we love showing off the best Marlborough has to offer.

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Add to your Marlborough experience by staying on-site at The Vines Village in Marlboroughs' wine country in the stylish gin lovers paradise - The Distillers Cottage.

With a main bedroom, ensuite the Cottage is the ideal place for couples to relax, enjoy a complimentary Gin Tasting at the adjacent Roots Gin Shack and wander the landscaped grounds.

Hire a bike for the day and explore the many neighbouring wineries and then at the end of the day relax in the fresh water gas-fired hot tub with a complimentary bath bomb and Roots Dry Gin tasting (voted best London Dry Gin in the World, 2023 World Gin Awards).

Check availability now at AirBnB.



The Vines Village is the  perfect venue for parties, get togethers, special occasions and meetings.

Make the most of the beautiful landscaped grounds, cafe and board room and be sure to ask us any questions about planning your private function at the Vines Village.

Contact Lesley at

The Vines as a Venue


The Vines Village is just a 12 minute drive from central Blenheim, 30 mins from Picton and 70 mins from Nelson.

The Vines Village
193 Rapaura Road RD3
Marlborough 7273

New Zealand

Ph +64 3 572 7170

(Note opening hours below)

Please check with individual stores for opening times




Vines Cafe:
Bookings T: (03) 572 7170

Lesley (VV Office):
T: 021 871 952

Roots Gin Shack
T: (03) 699 8050

Whitehaven Cellar Door:
T: (03) 577 5177

Cheese & Cheers Whisky Tasting

T: (03) 572 7170

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Check out what is happening at Vines Village right now!
For a full calendar of family friendly events
follow us on instagram and keep up all the latest Vines Cafe events and activities at
and #vinesvillageevents.


Vines Cafe
& Cone & Shake
Open 7 Days

Mon-Thurs 8am-3:30pm
Fri  8am-4:pm
Sat & Sun 8:30am-4pm
Sun 8:30am-4pm
(Kitchen Closes at 2pm daily)

Playground & well spaced Outdoor Seating

For any enquiries contact Lesley
Ph (03) 572 7170


Vines Larder & Giftware
Open 7 days 10am-3pm

Cheese & Cheers
Whisky Tasting & Cheeses
Open 7 days 10am-5pm
Ph (03) 5727170 ext 2

The Roots Gin Shack & Tasting Room
Open for Roots Dry Gin Tastings & Sales
Open 7 days
Book at
or the restaurant at
Ph (03) 699 8050‬

Explore Marlborough Cycle Hire
Bike hire and private tours
For bookings go to
Ph Kat on 029 228 9089

Hop N’ Grape Wine Tours
Open and operating guiding wine tours by
prior appointment only.
Book at

The Quilters Barn
Open 7 days
Mon-Fri 9:30am-4:30pm
Sat-Sun 10am-4pm

Distillers Cottage Accom
Open for bookings

Whtehaven Wines Cellar Door
Open 7 Days
11am - 4:30pm
Tastings & Bottle Sales
Online sales available.

For any further Vines Village queries

Neighbouring Cellar Doors Open (Winter 2023)
(Best to prebook / by appnt directly)

Cloudy Bay - 7 Days 10am-4pm

Forrest - 7 Days 10am-4:30pm
Framingham - 7 Days 10am-4:30pm
Nautilus - 7 Days 10am-4:30pm
Whitehaven - 7 Days 11am-4pm

Neighbouring Restaurants Open (2023)
Allan Scott Bistro - Weds-Sun 10am-5pm
Fancy Cow - Weds-Sun 12pm 4pm (Italian)

Hunters - Weds-Sun 9:30am-4:30pm (platters)
Rockferry/The Wine Kitchen - Weds-Sat 11:30am-2pm
Saint Clair - Weds-Sun 11am-4pm
Vines Cafe - 7 Days 8am-4pm
- 7 Days 11am-4pm (platters)

The latest on what Cellar Doors are open
is at

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