Nautilus Estate

Wineries Marlborough Cellar Door

12 Rapaura Rd, Blenheim (Suburb) SI
(03) 572 6008


Nautilus Estate: A Family-Owned Winery in Marlborough, New Zealand Nautilus Estate is a family-owned winery located in the Marlborough region of New Zealand.

It is a member of the Family of Twelve, a group of prestigious family-owned wineries around New Zealand. Nautilus Estate produces a stunning range of wines that are crafted using traditional winemaking techniques and state-of-the-art facilities.

Winery and Tasting Room

The winery selects grapes to harness the different sub-regional flavors of Marlborough's terroirs. Nautilus Estate is known for its expressive, textural, and precisely crafted wines. Visitors can enjoy a personalized tour of the winery with one of the winemaking team by prior appointment. The winery is open daily from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm, and light food options are available. Visitors can also enjoy a private tasting in the specially designed tasting room.

Winery Tours

Nautilus Estate offers a stunning range of wines to taste and buy, cheese platters, and outdoor seating with picnic rugs. The winery also offers winery tours with the winemaking team by appointment. Visitors can see behind the scenes with a tour through the winery and enjoy a selection of special tastings.

When to Visit

Marlborough is a popular travel destination in New Zealand, known for its wine tours. The best time to visit would be between December and March, which is summer in New Zealand, and the weather is warm and sunny. This is the perfect time to visit wineries and explore the beautiful vineyards.

How to Get There

To get to Nautilus Estate, you can take State Highway 1 from Christchurch to Blenheim. From Blenheim, head south towards Renwick and take the State Highway 63 towards Nelson. Turn left onto State Highway 62 and continue for 8 km until you reach Nautilus Estate. The winery is located at 12 Rapaura Road, Marlborough.

In Summary

Nautilus Estate is one of the wineries selected for its history, fabulous service, and stunning range of wines. Visitors can start their day with a visit to the boutique winery of Te Whare Ra, where they can see behind the scenes with a tour through the winery and a selection of special tastings. After lunch, visitors can depart through to Nautilus Estate winery for one last special tasting. Whether you're a wine connoisseur or simply looking for a relaxing day out, Nautilus Estate is a must-visit.

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Open Days / times: Monday: Closed Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 4:30pm Saturday: 10am - 4:30pm Sunday: Closed

Wine Region: Marlborough

Facilities: Cellar Door

Wine Variety: Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc

Brands: Nautilus, Opawa, Twin Islands, Lanark Lane

Cases Produced: 50,000-499,999 cases

Established: 1985

Vineyards: 70

Winemaker: Clive Jones / Tim Ritchie


12 Rapaura Rd, Blenheim (Suburb) SI

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