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Waipara Hills

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780 Glasnevin Road, Waipara 7473, New Zealand
+64 3-314 6900
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Lovely food tasting service disappointing

After a disappointing start we had lovely meal in cafe , the service & food beautiful as well as... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kirstchch
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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A game of two halves

Disappointed with the wine tasting woman,she barely acknowledged us and when she served us was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
9jac
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Carterton, New Zealand
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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.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
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“wine tasting” (24 reviews)
“pinot gris” (7 reviews)
“venison” (6 reviews)
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780 Glasnevin Road, Waipara 7473, New Zealand
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+64 3-314 6900
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 26 March 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.

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Reviewed 13 March 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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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Very much enjoyed an impromptu stop at the winery for lunch. I had the antipasto platter, and couldn’t quite eat everything but I gave it my best shot. Hubby had the seafood platter and he cleaned his plate, very delicious and the glass of Rose’...More

Thank Janet K
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Wonderful wine tasting as we drive from Hanmer to Christchurch. The host was friendly. The wine was delicious. It is well worth forcing the driver to stop here.

Thank Louise P
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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Came on a busy day today (a few big groups while we were there and other customers like us) and they only had 2 staff, the lady we had was so good at managing everyone. Gave us really good service and we really enjoyed the...More

Thank Tyler S
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WaiparaHills, Manager at Waipara Hills, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Thank you for your review Tyler, we are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us - we aim to delight!

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic experience at the wine tasting at Waipara Hills.Unfortunately we didn’t catch the ladies name but she is young with dark hair.She really knows her stuff and we had a fantastic tasting session for five dollars each! We did have lunch in...More

Thank HannahEdwards21
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WaiparaHills, Marketing at Waipara Hills, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Thank you for your lovely review, we're delighted you enjoyed your tasting and lunch with us!

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9jac
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Because it’s a fabulous place to be 😎
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