Blenheim , borough of central New Zealand, on the northeastern part of South Island. Blenheim lies at the junction of the Taylor and Opawa rivers, just inland from Cook Strait and across the strait from Wellington, New Zealand’s capital.
Blenheim City is situated in the heart of the Wairau Valley, one of New Zealand’s chief wine-making regions. The borough is also a center of agriculture, light industry, wine trading and tasting, and tourism. It is famous for the quality of its red and white wines.
The atmosphere is commonly extremely settled, to a great extent due to the rainshadow impact of the mountain reaches toward the west which safe house Blenheim from the heaviest of downpours that hit the western piece of the South Island.
Summers are regularly warm and dry while winters are typically cool and chilly with clear radiant days that pursue. Snowfall is uncommon as it is shielded from cold southerly climate by the mountain ranges toward the south.
Tempests are an extraordinary event because of the protected atmosphere. There is a higher probability in summer, when evening warming can create a development of mists over the extents.
Established in 1852, Blenheim grew rapidly during the gold rush of the 1860s and became a borough in 1869. Blenheim has some well-preserved colonial houses from the 1860s and several museums.