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THE WAIPARA WINE EXPERIENCE
What to Expect
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 some of the finest boutique vineyards in North Canterbury, sample a distinctive selection of classic varietals (see below) and enjoy a fresh, seasonal platter for a lunch that pairs well with your wine, before drop-off back in Christchurch.
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 10 year old Tawny.
Greystone Wine: North Canterbury's most awarded winery. Varieties include Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Giles’ favourite Chardonnay – you may also get the opportunity to taste the wines from the adjacent Muddy Water Winery.
Departure Point - Tour departs from a pre-arranged central Christchurch pick-up point at 10.30am.
Duration - Allow 5 1/2 hours with lunch
Return Details - Returns to original departure point – unless otherwise arranged at about 4.00pm.
Pickup and drop-off
Explore some of North Canterbury's finest boutique vineyards/wineries.
Shared tours have a minimum of 4 people for the trip to run.
Subject to availability – tours run Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
48 hour cancelation policy applies
Wineries may change on the day, due to circumstances beyond our control.
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