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Wine Tasting from Christchurch

By Viator, August 2018

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Wine lovers visiting Christchurch have several wine regions within day-trip distance to choose from. One of New Zealand’s fastest-growing wine regions, the Waipara Valley alone has more than 75 wineries. Here are the varietals to try and experiences to have during your stay.

Must-Try Varietals
Just an hour north of Christchurch, the Waipara wine region is most famous for its spicy and rich pinot noir and riesling. Continue north along the coast of the South Island and you’ll come to Marlborough, the nation’s largest wine region, where sauvignon blanc reigns supreme. Surrounding the city of Christchurch, the relatively new Canterbury region is quickly gaining a reputation for its excellent chardonnay, as well as pinot noir and riesling. Those with time for an overnight trip can explore Central Otago, New Zealand’s most picturesque (and the world’s southernmost) wine region, where some of the best pinot noir wines are made.

Must-Do Experiences
  • Tour the Waipara wine trail with visits to four boutique wineries.
  • Explore the wineries of North Canterbury for a lesson in cool-climate wine making.
  • Sit down for lunch made from local produce at a winery restaurant.
  • Soar high above the vineyards on a helicopter flight to one of the area’s best wineries.
  • Combine wine tasting with a relaxing soak in the Hanmer Springs thermal pools.

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Waipara Wine Trail Tour from Christchurch, Christchurch, null
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Waipara Wine Trail Tour from Christchurch

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Enjoy a 5.5-hour wine trail tour exploring four of North Canterbury's boutique vineyards including Mud House, Torlesse, Pegasus Bay and Waipara Springs, all ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible

From USD $68.38
Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Jet Boat Day Trip from Christchurch, Christchurch, Day Trips
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Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Jet Boat Day Trip from Christchurch

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Discover the picturesque village of Hanmer Springs on this full-day trip from Christchurch. Relax and rejuvenate in the hot thermal pools, ride a jet boat ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $201.72
Wine Tasting Tour including Gourmet Lunch, Christchurch, Day Trips
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Wine Tasting Tour including Gourmet Lunch

A 40-minute scenic drive from Christchurch in your private and exclusive chauffeur-driven vehicle will take you to Waipara Valley in North Canterbury, the ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 5 to 6 hrs

From USD $74.53
Explore Waipara Wine Tour, Christchurch, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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Explore Waipara Wine Tour

This is a small group, full day wine tour including gourmet lunch to the beautiful region of Waipara in North Canterbury. Explore the region, taste the wines ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 6 to 8 hrs

From USD $153.86
HANMER SPRINGS PRIVATE DAY TOUR INCLUDING HOT POOL & WINE TASTING, Christchurch, Wine Tasting & ... 
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HANMER SPRINGS PRIVATE DAY TOUR INCLUDING HOT POOL & WINE TASTING

Discover Hanmer Springs on a private day tour from Christchurch including a visit to the Thermal Pools and wine tasting. Upgrade to include a thrilling ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 8 to 10 hrs

From USD $153.86
Canterbury Winery Lunch, Christchurch, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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Canterbury Winery Lunch

Canterbury Winery Lunch Enjoy the thrill of a helicopter flight to one of our regions finest wineries for lunch and arrive like a rock star! no need to worry ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $341.22

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