This was one of the best wine tours I've taken in my life, and made for a nice half day afternoon tour, and there were only three other people on the excursion that day.
Our tour guide, Sue, was very knowledgeable of the different wines as well as sharing info about the varieties, general history of the area, and the growing of the wine grapes.
We made a trip to a total of four different wineries and some of the grounds, like the last one we visited, Pegasus Bay, were just beautiful and this particular winery had what I think was one of the best tasting wines of the day, and was called 'Finale'. It was VERY sweet and tasty but only wished they would sell this wine overseas.
I think near the end of the tour I consumed close to twenty glasses of wine from all the wineries but had a lot of fun and the weather was just great with a nice temperature and a light breeze.
I also liked how with most of the Viator tours, they keep the groups small and thus, it feels more personalized versus a big group of 20.
If you like wine tours, and are in Christchurch, I highly recommend taking this tour! A great day and alof of fun!
Nice little tour of four Vineyards. We opted to not go for the lunch although I probably wish we had, but all the Vineyards we visited were excellent. Each one we were supposed to try five different wines, but in each one we went to they ended up giving us more and tailored the choices around our individual tastes.
My friend and I are definitely not wine connoisseurs, but we were treated respectfully and told a lot of interesting facts about the vineyards, the wines and the wine making processes.
One of the Vineyards Waipara Hills we had an exceptional guide, who I think was called Dennis. He was very knowledgeable and friendly and he helped discover our own tastes and despite being in a group, show us each different wines dependant on what we liked.
None of the places we visited pressurised us into buying anything, but we all bought various different wines anyway. The wines were very good. I would definitely recommend this tour.
Did four wineries option: we ended up being the only two on the tour! Hank our guide was very informative (and patient). Definitely get some generous pours in -- especially at Waipara Hills which was my favorite! More white than red options.
This was a very good visit I found out a lot about wine and I highly recommend this visit.
Great tour and lots of fine wines. Beautiful lunch and John was very accommodating for our tour - And patience! Thank you
Bob O Mexico
I recall we visited 3 wineries. All the assistants were knowledgeable and informative. A good selection of wines
Lovely wines and delicious lunch and 4 different wineries. Well worth the cost.
George K New Caledonia
Ian was an excellent tour guide - very knowledgeable about not just wine, but also Christchurch history.
We visited 4 wineries, had great tastings. Definitely recommend.
Very enjoyable tour, the wineries visited were lovely and the wines delicious
Good half day trip while in Christchurch, opportunity to try many different wines from 4 places. Lunch was very good if you choose that option. Nice trip and recommended
Lovely, relaxed afternoon with lovely platter lunch at first winery. Tasted some wonderful wines and really enjoyed our guide Ian, both my partner and I thought he made the whole afternoon.
We ended up being the only two people on our tour for the date we selected, which was nice as it felt like a private tour. Our driver, Des was delightful and felt like a family before the day was over. We opted for the lunch option and were glad we did as you taste A LOT of wine throughout the tour. We visited one of the wineries prior to this trip and Des offered to take us to another location without us even asking. This is a wine tasting tour, not a winery tour, but we were able to walk around some of the grounds. We found Pegasus Bay's property to be most beautiful.
Guide was exceptionally courteous and informative about the area as we were passing through, and the main event of the day was amazing. So many great wines to try, and the vineyards we visited were gorgeous to say the least. Thanks for an awesome day!
The wine tour was amazing! Our guide was very friendly an knowledgable about all things local! He even came in and ordered us some coffees to be ready by the time we finished our wine tasting at Pegasus bay! Excellent staff, amazing wines and great company makes for a very highly recommended tour!!
Incredible! I tried so many different wines and the back drop was beautiful! Definitely recommend!
Robyn H Australia
Waipara Valley is very close to Christchurch thus a wonderful way to spend a half day. The wines are enjoyable, setting lovely and people friendly.
Michael B Australia
Excellent day - Chris the tour guide was very friendly and informative and the wineries great.
Fiona C Australia
Had a small group of six which was nice - well organised and enjoyable wines
Paul C Australia
We had a great day it is definitely very good value, would highly recommend!!
Nicole C Australia
We tasted 24 wines. We did not have to drive, which made the whole tour even more enjoyable.
Days like that don't get much better. Our host, Jim, was wonderful. The wineries were all very lovely and the lunch was great. Great trip!!
There was 4 of us, and the driver was very friendly. Toured while the wineries were harvesting. Got a great insight at a lovely boutique winery called Muddy Waters.
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