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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a tasting plate with assorted things to eat - pulled pork, lamb, beef balls, prawns... if you don’t know what to choose, this is a great option! Wine is delicious, and staff were friendly and helpful. Venue is gorgeous. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank EMAustralia
WaiparaHills, Manager at Waipara Hills, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Why thank you! We are thrilled you had a good time. We look forward to seeing you again

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have had the pleasure of visiting for the fourth time taking our overseas visitors to lunch. Start with a wine tasting with a staff member that really know the product,this will give you a chance to appreciate the wine before dinning. Inside or outside...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank phasetw0
WaiparaHills, Manager at Waipara Hills, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review, it was a pleasure to see you and we are thrilled you enjoyed your time. See you again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful experience at the Winery’s Restaurant for lunch. The Shared Plate Platter was an excellent opportunity to try the best of the food on offer. The Fennel Salad was outstanding, and that’s saying something when I usually give meat the nod but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Quantock58
WaiparaHills, Manager at Waipara Hills, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow, thank you for your lovely words, we are thrilled you and a good time, it was our pleasure to have you visit - and that fennel salad is pretty tasty!!

Reviewed 12 December 2018

Having read so many positive reviews, i was taken aback when i was met with a cold face, unfriendly wine hostess. Not much of explanation of the wine. It is appear like a pouring out, drinking it and then get on with the next wine....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ChristopherTraveller
WaiparaHills, Manager at Waipara Hills, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so sorry that this was your experience, it certainly isn’t the one we want you to have. We will be sharing this with our staff. We wish you all the very best and thank you for coming and for taking the time to...More

Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

During my visit, it was my second time to this winery, and not much has changed. The service delivery was impeccable! To have people showcase true values of who New Zealanders are is a very humbling experience, with the lady leading the wine tasting talking...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tyler N
WaiparaHills, Manager at Waipara Hills, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2018

What a lovely review, thank you for taking the time to weite it, the team loves this feedback, it’s so appreciated! We look forward to welcoming you back again.

Reviewed 12 November 2018

First time to wine tasting, not sure what to expect. Dennis walked us through with a cost effective pricing of NZD5 per pax. Even helped us with directions to Christchurch thereafter. Would have appreciated a vineyard tour too if there is any.

Date of experience: November 2018
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WaiparaHills, Manager at Waipara Hills, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2018

Thank you for your review and welcome to the world of wine!

Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Visited the cellar door and restaurant at Waipara Hills today. Great wine tasting with a knowledgeable host and the house platter in the restaurant was beautifully presented and tasty. However the best was yet to come. Got back to Christchurch to discover I'd left my...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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WaiparaHills, Manager at Waipara Hills, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Hi Terry - we aim to please and we are very happy you enjoyed your time. Thanks for the taking the time to write a review.

Reviewed 13 September 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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WaiparaHills, Manager at Waipara Hills, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thank you for your kind review - and we appreciate you taking the time. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 30 July 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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank LizzieM409
WaiparaHills, Manager at Waipara Hills, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thanks Lizzie! We are thrilled you enjoyed your Waipara Hills experience

Reviewed 30 June 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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