Scotch Wine Bar
Sip one of the 500 wines housed in a walk-through cellar at this independent restaurant, wine bar and shop in Blenheim.
If you're a wine lover, this is the place for you because the owners of Scotch Wine Bar are equally besotted with the grapey goodness. An independent owner-operated restaurant, wine bar and wine shop, Scotch Wine Bar boasts more than 500 different wines. The walk-through temperature-controlled, humidified cellar next to the bar is home to expansive and always changing local and international drops. Whatever tipple tickles your fancy, you'll find it here. You can enjoy a glass at the bar or take a bottle home, depending on your mood.
Scotch Wine Bar is open Monday–Friday, 4pm till late and the kitchen slings tasty, share-style fare for dinner each night. The menu is updated every week to highlight the best seasonal produce and local ingredients. It's full of rich, yummy things that pair perfectly with vino. Think lamb sweetbreads with feijoa chutney ($18), pan-fried brussels sprouts with bacon and hazelnuts ($14) and chicken liver pate with orange butter, pistachio and toasted sourdough ($18).