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Waipara Wine Trail Tour from Christchurch

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South Island, New Zealand
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6 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English
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6 hours (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English

Description

Visit four boutique wineries of North Canterbury on a half-day wine-tasting tour with optional lunch. Departing Christchurch, you’ll taste a quality selection of wines in the up-and-coming Waipara wine... More
Visit four boutique wineries of North Canterbury on a half-day wine-tasting tour with optional lunch. Departing Christchurch, you’ll taste a quality selection of wines in the up-and-coming Waipara wine region, including stops at Pegasus Bay, Waipara Hills, Torlesse Wines and Waipara Springs. Learn from a knowledgeable guide about Waipara’s unique terroir as you sip a range of superior reds and whites.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a 5.5-hour wine trails tour of four boutique vineyards in the Waipara wine region
  • Wine tasting tour of 4 boutique vineyards in the Waipara area
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from centrally located Christchurch hotels

What To Expect

Summary

Visit four boutique wineries of North Canterbury on a half-day wine-tasting tour with optional lunch. Departing Christchurch, you’ll taste a quality selection of wines in the up-and-coming Waipara wine... More
Visit four boutique wineries of North Canterbury on a half-day wine-tasting tour with optional lunch. Departing Christchurch, you’ll taste a quality selection of wines in the up-and-coming Waipara wine region, including stops at Pegasus Bay, Waipara Hills, Torlesse Wines and Waipara Springs. Learn from a knowledgeable guide about Waipara’s unique terroir as you sip a range of superior reds and whites.

What's Included

Wine tasting
Air-conditioned vehicle
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Live commentary on board
Explore four of North Canterbury's boutique vineyards
Lunch (if option selected at time of booking)
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Tour departs from selected Christchurch hotels

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Please note that this tour is an independent tour and you may be traveling with a different driver/guide and group each day.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years to consume alcohol

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.


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Reviews by Viator travelers
Wonderful way to spend the day, especially if it is sunny
Dominique P
, Apr 2019
Superb views, superb wine and expertise. We thoroughly enjoyed the day, with the humour and the expertise displayed by the owner and producer at Torlesse. We also had the privilege to meet Dennis at Waipara Hills who took the time to Educate us a little about wine tasting and transmit his expertise. In all four locations, the surroundings were superb however, as it was a rainy day, we could not enjoy the views as we would have liked to. The lunch at waipara springs was excellent and copious.
On the Waipara Wine Trail
Escape34582807515
, Jan 2019
Friendly, informative driver and guide. A good of wineries, smaller to larger. Tastings were well conducted and the wines generally quite good. Gardens at Pegasus were spectacular. Only one thing I would recommend - an option for a lighter lunch or none at all if so desired.
Tasteful
444_boomer
, Nov 2018
Sue, Our driver, was excellent, She was informative, and her stories were great......too bad it was her last day, you lost a good employee.
We took this tour in April 2018. We...
Glenn
, May 2018
We took this tour in April 2018. We booked the day before, but there was no conformation from the company, and we had to call to make sure it was happening. There was apparently an option for a vegetarian lunch, but we didn't see anything about it when we booked, and the winery where we ate wasn't flexible at all. I think the options could have been a bit clearer. Our guide was more of a driver, and he didn't provide any information about New Zealand's wine industry. We felt rushed, and one winery had to cut our tasting short because the driver wanted to go. At one point, we came back from the washroom, and he was driving away with the door open at least he stopped so we didn't have to jump in. Overall, this is more of a shuttle service between wineries, and we felt the price was a bit high for what we experienced. I've seen some of the same concerns in other reviews, so I don't think our experience was unique. It wasn't awful, just kind of disappointing. We wouldn't recommend the tour.
Nice tour of 4 wineries. The meal...
jefmueller
, Apr 2018
Nice tour of 4 wineries. The meal was incredible. Our tour guide, John, was a little crabby with us even one of the wineries asked us what the deal was due to us spending too much time at the wineries. The problem was that he failed to tell us the timeframes for each stop. No worries, it was still a fun experience.
Great tour and definitely a fun way to...
Lauren A
, Mar 2018
Great tour and definitely a fun way to spend your afternoon in Christchurch.
Sue was amazing! On a Saturday...
aepeyton
, Mar 2018
Sue was amazing! On a Saturday during the summer, it was only me and another lovely gal that were able to experience the Waipara region. It was a blast. Sue was very helpful in telling us to be sure to stay hydrated and be eating snacks along the way. Highly recommend this tour!
Visited four wineries and were able...
Theresa D
, Mar 2018
Visited four wineries and were able to taste a good selection of wines at each. Had a nicely balanced lunch platter at Waipara Springs. Informative commentary from our driver en route to Waipara but thought the staff at some wineries could have told us a bit about the history and wine production. Stand out for me was the guy and wines at Greystone/Muddy waters
Great way to spend an entire...
Roy H
, Feb 2018
Great way to spend an entire afternoon. Guide knew a fair bit, but at each stop, you had a true expert detailing their wine. Interesting people within the group, and it simply made for a great day.
i really enjoyed this wine tour...
Ayane N
, Jan 2018
i really enjoyed this wine tour! Especially the winery at pegasus bay was exceptional!

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