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Waipara Wine Trail Afternoon Tour from Christchurch

This Waipara wine region tour takes you to visit four wineries, with tastings, in a half-day trip from Christchurch. Enjoy samples of local reds and whites without worry of designating a driver as transportation is included. Listen to a guide's commentary about the local terroir to learn about the region as you travel. Upgrade to include a lunch with wine pairings.
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5 hours 30 minutes
from US$71.94
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Jeff wrote a review May 2021
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Canterbury Wine Tour. 4 superb wineries starting with Waipara Spings (included an individual platter to start the afternoon), Torlesse, Pegasus Bay, & Waipara Hills. All 4 had their own uniqueness and quality about them.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Lynda Close wrote a review Mar 2021
Auckland, New Zealand14 contributions
Graham from Leisure Tours picked four of us up from our hotel for a half day wine tour, visiting four wineries with lunch included. He was friendly, very knowledgeable and pointed out places of interest as he drove us to the Waipara Valley. We were very comfortable in his people mover with plenty of room for us all. Lunch at Waipara Springs Winery was delicious and the staff were friendly and helpful. The three other wineries had knowledgeable and friendly staff telling us all about their wines. We tasted several varieties and they were delicious. Graham had a good rapport with each winery and took us into each of the tasting rooms. We would certainly recommend this tour. We look forward to visiting Christchurch again and would contact Leisure Tours regarding the other tours they offer.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from Canterburyleisure, Manager at Leisure Tours
Responded 22 Apr 2021
Thank you for submitting your review. Great to learn that you had such a good day, enjoyed your lunch and the wine and that Graham was a good representative of our company.
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Trisa O wrote a review Feb 2021
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I booked this solo because it was a Tuesday and I was traveling alone. My driver Graham showed up exactly on time at my pickup location. He was definitely a delight to speak to during the drive to/from/in between wineries. Since I was solo he joined me for lunch at Waipara Springs which was nice. The wineries themselves are well maintained, the staff is friendly, and you get to try some really great wines. I picked up a bottle at two of the wineries and a cute book about the Winery Dogs of the region. The drive is pleasant, the scenery is nice, and the wine is tasty. I definitely recommend Graham as a guide!
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from Canterburyleisure, Manager at Leisure Tours
Responded 10 Feb 2021
Thank you for taking the time to submit your review and I am pleased to hear that you had a great day. These reviews are important to us to ensure that we meet and where possible exceed our customers expectations. I do hope you have the opportunity to visit this region again.
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Jenny C wrote a review Jan 2021
Mount Wellington, New Zealand2 contributions
Our driver Phil was super friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable and just overall amazing. The selection of wineries are varied and we loved the small scaled wineries a bit better, all service was super friendly. The lunch was delicious too.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Canterburyleisure, Manager at Leisure Tours
Responded 25 Jan 2021
It is so great to hear that you enjoyed your day, the wineries and that Phil was amazing. At Leisure Tours we do everything we can to ensure we meet our customers expectations and where possible to exceed them. Thanks you for taking the time to submit your review.
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carolbI8720UU wrote a review Jan 2021
San Francisco, California2 contributions
I traveled with a group of 13 on a private prearranged itinerary for 6 weeks. Our air flights to both islands, coordination of several drivers, our lodging, the variety and ticketing of our many adventures around the South Island coasts were consistently handled with professional attention to detail. You will not have to stress about the decisions you have to make on your own traveling on a tour.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Canterburyleisure, Manager at Leisure Tours
Responded 18 Jan 2021
Carol thank you for taking the time to post this review. It was truly our pleasure to arrange this small group six week tour of the South Island for you and your group. It is really great to hear that all of the arrangements worked perfectly and that you enjoyed the tour so much. I do hope you do have the opportunity to visit this very unique part of the world again sometime in the future.
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