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“pinot gris”(6 reviews)
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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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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 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
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped for a quick tasting in this beautiful building. Our host was very knowledgeable and listened to what wines we liked and recommended a good range. We took home a few bottles and will be looking for this brand next time we are in...More

1  Thank shhhhh8
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the complimentary wine tasting here with a knowledgeable host who made us feel very welcome. Ended up purchasing a Pinot Noir which was very tasty

1  Thank yunshou57
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the wine tasting, the young lady was very patient. Had the platter for afternoon tea and was fantastic!

Thank tank56
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Called in during a driving holiday to NZ South Island. We had a late lunch (venison and beef dishes) - food was absolutely delicious, as was the wine and the setting, overlooking the vineyard. Recommended.

Thank Rob R
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Because it’s a fabulous place to be 😎
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