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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.
780 Glasnevin Road, Waipara 7473, New Zealand
+64 3-314 6900
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All reviews venison pinot gris seafood platter cellar door great wine tasting taste wine knowledgeable host well worth the visit great place to visit house platter winery jude eq christchurch
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Reviewed 25 April 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

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WaiparaHills, Manager at Waipara Hills, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! We appreciate you taking the time to write a kind review

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
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

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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.

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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

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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!

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

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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!

Reviewed 30 December 2017 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

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

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 28 December 2017

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

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29 April 2018|
Response from foodthatsings | Reviewed this property |
Because it’s a fabulous place to be 😎