Waipara Wine Trail Tour from Christchurch - Reviews

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Robert A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2018

Loads of variety and lovely wineries to visit.

Ayane N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2018

i really enjoyed this wine tour! Especially the winery at pegasus bay was exceptional!

Angela B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2018

Wonderful afternoon with a well versed driver. Our start with a most delicious lunch and amazing wine pairings, then three more wineries sampling delightful wines. Each winery had its own special appeal and the hosts were extremely welcoming, knowledgeable and friendly.
Recommend it highly!

Corey D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

Pick up was right on time from Christchurch City Center. Wineries in the region specialize in white wines and lighter reds like Pinot Noir, so expect a lot of these on your tasting menu. Definitely bring some cheese and crackers for a snack, as the tour doesn't stay long enough at any winery to order food or even a charcuterie plate. Would have liked to have a little more time to linger at some of the vineyards. The last one - Pegasus Bay - definitely the nicest on the tour with the best quality wines. I would definitely recommend going just to see their grounds!

Amanda P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

We had a wonderful afternoon on this wine tour with our driver Scotty. He gave out great info on Christchurch as we picked up others on the tour. The four places we tried wine at were great: Waipara Hills, Greystone Muddy Water, Torlesse, and Pegasus Bay. We had a nice cold platter lunch and wine before leaving Waipara Hills. The grounds at Pegasus Bay are just as worthwhile as the wine. Thanks again Scotty for a lovely day.

Edward K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Excellent Tour - Greystone, Waipara Hills, and Pegasus Bay were excellent in regard wines and tasting process. The first winery Waipara Springs where we had lunch the tasting process was poor, just refilled glasses no discussion. The problem may be trying to do the tasting with lunch?

Ed

Eileen G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Great experience and the wineries were lovely

jstrasser

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

This was a lovely tour learnt a lot about the wines produced in the area The wineries were brilliant with some beautiful wines great tour director nothing was rushed

Michael P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2017

We had arrived back in Christchurch and the end of our holiday, we decided to have a wine tour, we got in touch with Canterbury Leisure day tours. they picked us up from where we were staying, Sue our tour guide/ driver was very good in her knowledge of the area and of the vineries we were going to visit, we had a very good tour with her as we were traveling with four other people who were in Christchurch for the Rugby match, I think that she may have thought that we may not enjoy ourselves but we did as she put everyone at ease. I would recommend both Canterbury Day tours and Sue who also described herself as a selfie stick so that we could get better pictures of the places we visited.

Carol B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2017

We had a great day from pickup to drop off. Our guide was extremely friendly with a great sense of humour. Tasting plate lunch was delicious and very generous. Wines were plentiful and varied at all four wineries. We needed to take this tour on arrival so we could purchase wines to drink while we were in NZ!!! No pressure to purchase was appreciated. Certainly recommended

Lyndel W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2017

Excellent value for money, so many wines,.... so little time!!! Lunch was superb and a great idea to have it as the first stop and tasting, so we all got to sit around a table, introduce ourselves and chat. The wineries were lovely, informative and very friendly, no rushing you out the door for the next group. Our group was 9 and we certainly had the full attention of the hosts, without the pressure to buy.

Ann C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2017

Pina was exceptional. So informed and willing to go the extra mile. Wineries were all very nice. Definitely worth the time

Brian E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2017

We had a fabulous day visiting four vineyards. The lunch provided at Waipara Springs Vineyard was awesome. Our tour guide Sue was so knowledgeable and friendly.

Jeffrey T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2017

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!

wehttamuk

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2016

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.

Taz N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2016

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.

john.bewley

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2016

This was a very good visit I found out a lot about wine and I highly recommend this visit.

Claire S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

Great tour and lots of fine wines. Beautiful lunch and John was very accommodating for our tour - And patience! Thank you

Bob O Mexico

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

I recall we visited 3 wineries. All the assistants were knowledgeable and informative. A good selection of wines

chef.monty1330

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

Great day awesome guide lots of knowlage

Jillian M B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

Lovely wines and delicious lunch and 4 different wineries. Well worth the cost.

George K New Caledonia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

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.

Eileen G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

Very enjoyable tour, the wineries visited were lovely and the wines delicious

Emma M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

Nice wines and lunch

Charles R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

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

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