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“pinot gris”(6 reviews)
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 20 February 2017

We had lunch here a few weeks ago. I knew we were in trouble when I read the menu. Despite this being a wine region, the pickings for lunch & dinner are slim. We knew we would have difficulty finding somewhere else, though in retrospect,...More

Thank Waltercorgi
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Great place to do your wine Tasting! great coffee and great outdoor area, even the cat Vinny was welcoming. Great wines!

Thank chris_cairns
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful time Lucy guided us through our tastings and was friendly courteous and very informative. Wonderful place to relax and have caffeine with beautiful scenery. Recommend a visit.

Thank Rocket01
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Had a excellent Sunday lunch up at Waipara Hills. Hadn't been here for about 5 years and found the menu greatly improved. All our meals came cane out quickly and we found ourselves sharing a bit of each other's. Look forward to returning again in...More

Thank TimSinnott
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped off on the way from Christchurch to Hanmer Springs for lunch, a jem on the way beautiful food, wine and setting. We had sharing platters (3) and starters (2) to share - plenty of food. Pulled pork sliders were amazing, cheese board and salmon...More

Thank Cln1510
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Waipara Hills has one of the largest tasting rooms in the area and offers a smooth tasting experience similar to that in Napa Valley - they offer enough varieties of the same grape to have a horizontal tasting, and doesn't rush you or get stingy...More

Thank RogerChengdu
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped for a short break and decided to have breakfast there. Just a small meal can be a delight: the poached egg was fresh and tasty, the sausage spicy, the bacon delicious and the hash brown crispy. Everything was well made.

Thank Crulajk
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Wine is not my drink of choice. However, several years ago on another trip to Aotearoa I was introduced to the superb Waipara Hills riesling and underwent a viticultural epiphany. Imagine my delight when more recently we saw the sign for the cellar door, almost...More

1  Thank SimonW123
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Great wine tasting at the cellar door. Nice selection of whites and reds. We bought a bottle the central otago pinot noir and a dry riesling.

Thank dazzaj86
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Typically when a vineyard is in the wops, but on a major tourist route you would expect many spare of the moment diners or wine tasters but from the moment we arrived today we were made to feel if you hadn't booked you were a...More

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Jenny A, Manager at Waipara Hills, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2016

Thank you for taking the time to create and pen your detailed feedback from your visit and I must iterate how very disheartening it was to all of us here at Waipara Hills to read as we get so much enjoyment from making our customers...More

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