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Waipara Hills

780 Glasnevin Road, Waipara 7473, New Zealand
+64 3-314 6900
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Excellent wine tasting experience

We had a fantastic experience at the wine tasting at Waipara Hills.Unfortunately we didn’t catch... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Retford, United Kingdom
via mobile
Worst wine tasting experience EVER!

We went here with high hopes after seeing the beautiful building and view... unfortunately the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kristina A
Melbourne, Australia
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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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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“wine tasting” (23 reviews)
“pinot gris” (7 reviews)
“venison” (6 reviews)
780 Glasnevin Road, Waipara 7473, New Zealand
+64 3-314 6900

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
WaiparaHills, Marketing at Waipara Hills, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here with high hopes after seeing the beautiful building and view... unfortunately the service was disgusting. On arrival, we went over for a tasting by an older woman who seemingly judged us and assumed that we weren't going to buy any wine and...More

Thank Kristina A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by for a coffee but were appalled by the staffs attitude. They were shockingly rude and didn't look very happy to be there. We watched as some groups came and asked for a wine tasting, but the woman there looked at them blankly...More

Thank Mila N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a delightful lunch here with an excellent bottle of the vineyard's own Rose and the generous seafood platter (mussels were the highlight). This is a quality outfit with friendly knowledgeable staff. A lovely morning drive from Christchurch if you need a break from...More

1  Thank Sean H
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Stopped off here a bit late in the day on a Friday, not such a good move, but we were made welcome and tasted some lovely wines - would recommend others to drop in and try it.

Thank turoar
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Have never come across such rude and snooty staff anywhere! Went out of their way to be unpleasant and totally unhelpful, in spite of the fact there were only two other visitors in the whole place! Wines are also very overpriced and no different from...More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

I think you have to pay for the wine tasting but we were eating there for lunch so didn't pay. An extensive list for tasting. Reds I think we're all Pilot Noirs. Some great whites as well. Very enthusiastic and knowledeable staff.

Thank TheSnakebite
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I've driven past this place several times over the last 15 years but never bothered to drop in. This time we did and what a super place! We only had coffee and a snack but it looks like a great place for a meal. Staff...More

Thank Papamoabill
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped here to try some wines and were intercepted on the way in by the Duty Manager, who was very pleasant and explained that it was free for the first 3 tastings and then you pay $5 per person for the next ones. He...More

1  Thank paw0308
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We started with the wine tasting which we found very interesting and delicious, this caused us to stick around for lunch. This was not a mistake as lunch was absolutely delightful and went very well with a glass of their Pinot Gris. The location is...More

1  Thank Shepz85
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