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On State Highway 1, set amongst the vines is the iconic stone building that is home to Waipara Hills. Here you'll discover an operating winery, cellar door and seasonal cafe. Just 45 minutes drive north of Christchurch.
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780 Glasnevin Road, Waipara 7473, New Zealand
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+64 3-314 6900
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All reviews venison pinot gris seafood platter cellar door great wine tasting taste wine well worth the visit great place to visit winery eq christchurch
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Reviewed September 12, 2018

What a great place to visit . Stylish yet relaxed. We tasted some wines and enjoyed lunch here. The small plates were all delicious - especially the pulled pork rolls - and of course some equally delicious wine and you're all set. Would not hesitate...More

1  Thank BurleighSurfer
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the most interesting wine tastings we have had for some time. Dennis, the server,was keen to have us taste wine without showing us the label on the bottle and challenged us to carefully think about what we were tasting. We got...More

1  Thank LizzieM409
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

Popped in to enjoy the wine tasting. We were treated rudely and laughed at on one occasion when remarking about the wine. The wine itself was enjoyable however the snooty atmosphere left a sour taste. I don’t think this is a reflection of the premises...More

4  Thank hayleye89
Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

A quaint little cellar door right on the main highway. During our recent visit to Christchurch we encountered one particularly wet day so we thought we would venture North for a drive and drop in to a few vineyards. This was our first stop and...More

Thank David A
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

After a disappointing start we had lovely meal in cafe , the service & food beautiful as well as setting , shame about old lady doing tastings needs to retire totally uninterested in promoting wines , area or even selling us any wine not that...More

1  Thank Kirstchch
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Disappointed with the wine tasting woman,she barely acknowledged us and when she served us was totally disinterested with no enthusiasm or imparting of wine knowledge as is generally the case when wine tasting. Luckily the cafe made it worth the trip from Christchurch wonderful meal...More

3  Thank 9jac
Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

Mid week lunch with the family. Waited to be seated for 2-3 minutes. Asked to sit outside where we could see several tables. Told we could only sit inside. So we sat inside. Next party to arrive we’re shown to one of the outside tables....More

Thank Scott K
Reviewed April 24, 2018

Waipara Hills is a quiet and attractive venue for lunch, or even if you only seek a coffee or bottle of well - crafted local wine. The views from the dining area encompass the vines and Teviotdale Hills. Staff are attentive and the menu offers...More

Thank WorldWideKiwi
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Most helpful & informative counter lady. Beautiful surroundings. Some good wines. Especially the Rose. Lovely light meals. Great gift selection. Definitely put this one on the wine trail.

Thank foodthatsings
Reviewed March 12, 2018

We stopped in for a tasting and a bite to eat, the restaurant was fully booked but the helpful staff rang ahead and booked us in elsewhere. While do a tasting with the knowledgeable manager telling us about not just this winery but others in...More

Thank Kay C
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Because it’s a fabulous place to be 😎
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