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 The Waipara Wine Experience 

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The Waipara Wine Experience.

Indulge in a day of wine tasting in the Waipara wine area, renowned for its warm, dry climate and limestone-rich soils — ideal for growing the premium quality grapes that produce some of New Zealand’s most distinctive wine.

Following pickup from central Christchurch, your guide takes you on a 50-minute drive to Waipara. Visit cellars and tasting rooms during guided tours of Three boutique vineyards in North Canterbury, and sample a distinctive selection of classic varietals (see below) and enjoy a lunch of a fresh, seasonal platter that pairs well with your wine before drop-off back in Christchurch.

The wineries:


  • Pegasus Bay Winery: discover sustainable viticulture used to bring out the complex flavours and fruit character of the wines, featuring world renowned dessert wines and elegant Pinot Noirs. 

  • Torlesse Wines: Two ranges produced from 4 vineyard sites including the Winery Block and the Mackenzie Vineyards. Varieties include Gewurztraminer, Albarino and Port.

  • Greystone Wine: Varieties include Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Giles’ favourite Chardonnay – also taste the wines from the adjacent Muddy Water Wines

  • Terrace Edge – A dramatic landscape captured in liquid form. A truly boutique winery cellar door – taste the award-winning wines including St Laurent, Syrah and Liquid Geography Riesling.

Important Information

Departure Point - Tour departs from a pre-arranged central Christchurch pick-up point from 10.15am.

Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten Free lunch options are available (Please advise, so we can pre-book) 

Duration - Allow between 51/2 and 6 hours.

Return Details - Returns to original departure point, unless otherwise arranged at about 4.15pm.


  • Wine tastings

  • Winery platter lunch

  • All transport

  • Pickup and drop-off

  • Knowledgeable guide

  • Explore four of North Canterbury's boutique vineyards/wineries.


  • Minimum of 4 people for a shared trip to run.

  • Subject to availability – tours normally run Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and on Public Holidays.

  • Wineries may change on the day, due to circumstances beyond our control.

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