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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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Reviewed 1 April 2012

We had been looking forward to visiting Mud House as it is one of the wines we can get in the States. We stopped in and went to the tasting counter. It wasn't busy, but the two staff seemed very engaged with a couple small...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2012

We stopped there at the recommendation of a friend for a tasting and were pleasantly surprised. The gentleman who led our tasting did a phenomenal job of explaining the tasting process, quizzed on comparable grapes on what we liked, and did the perfect amount of...More

Thank eprugh
Reviewed 6 February 2012

Saw a sign for a cafe and we were wanting to eat so stopped here. Didn't do any wine tasting due to driving but did have a light meal and the outdoor patio is a wonderful setting. Views of the vines and mountains are wonderful.

Thank linda_hagwortz
Reviewed 27 January 2012

We had a good session of tasting the extensive Mud House wine list. The restaurant was full when we arrived, but slackened off by the time we were ready to eat. Unfortunately the food was ordinary and overpriced. Nice location. Wouldn't recommend.

Thank Liz B
Reviewed 13 January 2012

31.12.11' we went Mud House lunch for farewell overseas family. Our guest found a feather in her mouth which was then discovered from the salad and there's more... When we went to pay the account, the waiter asked how our meal was like. We told...More

Thank 215WATSON
Reviewed 29 November 2011

Two options avasilable, free tasting of two wines from two varietals or $5 for an expanded tasting of two wines from each varietal (20 wines in all). Fantastic service and a great activity in a lovely setting among the vineyards.

Thank TraveladdictMadrid
Reviewed 12 January 2011

Stopped at The Mudhouse Winery & Cafe for a wine tasting on our recnt trip south. Both the wine counters had two or three people at them. We walked up and were ignored, repeatedly, by both hosts. Wont be stopping there again!!

Thank DavidU26
Reviewed 20 July 2010

We passed the Mud House Winery & Cafe on our way to Hanmer springs and decided to have lunch there on our return. Being signposted as a cafe we didn't think we would need to book, however on our return we were turned away as...More

Thank 4FamilyAway
Reviewed 28 September 2009

This winery has a dining area attached with outdoor patio. The wild pies are from a range of game and poultry and are served with a dressed salad. Soups are also served. A wide range of their wines are served either by the bottle or...More

Thank CatsAustralia
Reviewed 8 June 2009

Had a lovely lunch here - best rissotto I've ever tased, very friendly helpful staff and lovely surroundings. I understand that there's a "revamp" on the way - I hope they don't spoil it!

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29 April 2018|
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Because it’s a fabulous place to be 😎